The Masuri story began in Cape Town in 1988 with the creation of the now commonplace stainless steel grille. They were an instant success, replacing the existing polycarbonate and the heavy, coated mild steel grilles. Masuri sold the first three to Dean Jones, Geoff Marsh and David Boon at Somerset’s early season match against the Ashes winning 1989 Australian team and the initial stock of 1,000 grilles was instantly purchased by 3D sports in Cheltemham, selling out within a matter of weeks.
Work then began to create the first lightweight, adjustable helmet and Masuri soon became the most widely worn in the first class and International arena. Our helmets became the choice of influential players such as Mike Atherton, Graham Gooch, Robin Smith and Brian Lara.
Masuri were also the first to introduce the titanium visor, fielding visor, wicket keeping helmet and the compact, three layer ‘sandwich construction’ shell.
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