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Season-Ready Synthetic Grass Cricket Pitch

19 Aug 2018, Posted by Warwick Beale in Recent Installations, Sports fields
Synthetic grass practice pitch

As the cricket season ramps up, preparations for practice pitches are in full swing at school, club-level, and council-owned cricket nets.

Maintaining surfaces – synthetic and natural turf – throughout the year can make pre-season preparations easier.

But if you have a synthetic grass surface for your practice pitch, maintenance is not only much easier than natural turf, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Because non-natural turf surfaces are more durable they don’t suffer the same wear and tear as natural turf pitches and as result require less upkeep and repair.

In addition to easier upkeep and significant cost savings over the long-term, synthetic grass continues to be an ideal surface for cricket nets for several reasons:

Advantages of a synthetic grass practice pitch

  • Closely mimics the look and movement of a natural turf practice pitch
  • Offers an all-climate, all-weather asset to schools, clubs, and councils with well-used practice pitches
  • Can be used all-year-round and in most types of weather without causing damage
  • Can handle an extreme amount of use
  • Delivers consistent performance and ball bounce
  • Provides durability and good longevity
  • Enables players to start pre-season practice outdoors earlier than a natural turf practice pitch

When a synthetic grass practice pitch is installed the process typically involves removing the old synthetic grass, cleaning the concrete foundation to ensure it is smooth and free from lumps, bumps, and holes.

The standard 9mm to 11mm cricket grass with no infill is then adhered to the foundation with glue and then rolled to secure the surface to the base.

Old worn out cricket pitch replaced with a new synthetic grass practice pitch

Before and after: new synthetic grass practice pitch installation at St. Dympna’s Primary School in Aspley, Brisbane.

While regular maintenance is essential to preserve the lifespan of a quality playing surface, synthetic grass allows cricket fans a year-long season of lush green grass on which to practice and play cricket.

To ensure you get the design and installation that best suits your cricket pitch needs, seek advice from synthetic grass specialists.