3Rs: Reuse, Repair, Refurbishment and Resale of Cricket Gear
20th July 2023 15.00 – 16.30 GMT
Online via Zoom

Webinar Video Recording


Cricket gear is the 2nd largest sport but little is understood about the sustainability and specifically circularity of cricket gear. The Centre for Sustainable Design ® at University for the Creative Arts have embarked on a research and knowledge exchange programme to increase understanding and share learnings in the area. Previous research can be found on the PASIC platform, Vegan Leather Cricket Gear (VLCG) and Circular Cricket Gear (CCG) project websites.

The latest research projects have focused on increasing understanding of repair, refurbishment and reuse of cricket gear in the UK and a case study on Cric-Kit a reuse project part of Yorkshire Cricket Foundation which aims to support the reuse of cricket gear locally and reduce barriers to the sport.

The webinar will introduce the Golden Triangle (Charter and Czutkowna 2023): a preliminary model which highlights potential links between environmental (diverting products from landfill and extending their useful life), social (social benefits of providing access to sport, e.g improved mental health, community), and economic sustainability (reducing barriers to cricket for players) of cricket gear. The Golden Triangle illustrates a potential link between reuse, affordability and participation responding to some of issues highlighted ICEC report ‘Holding up a mirror to cricket’ focused on equity in cricket.

The webinar will be led by Professor Martin Charter and Joanna Czutkowna and will include presentations and an opportunity to ask questions.


The webinar will cover:


The webinar will be particularly beneficial to anyone developing, supplying or working with cricket equipment or responsible for equipment management at their club, as well as those working on sustainability and community issues in cricket.


15:00 Introduction

Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ®, University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

15:15 3Rs: cricket gear

Joanna Czutkowna, Director, I went shopping today and PhD student, UCA

15:45 Cric-kit: a case on the practical reuse of cricket gear at a community level

Joanna Czutkowna, Director, I went shopping today and PhD student, UCA

16:10 Q & A


The event is free of charge but please email your name, affiliation, and position to Ros rcarruthers@uca.ac.uk

Further information

For more information contact:
Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
Business School for the Creative Industries
+44 (0) 1252 892772


This research is funded by UKRI via an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) grant awarded to UCA. UK Research and Innovation is a public body funded by the UK government.