The most British of British sports, cricket, remains popular in all corners of the UK. From village and school teams to youth groups, the sport is played by participants of all ages. This helps bring communities together and get people active in the process. As @novakfoundation says:
“By playing sports children develop physical skills, exercise, make new friends, have fun and learn to be a team member…No other thing in life affords children such opportunity to develop positive character traits and to soak up many quality values as sports does. ”
Therefore making sure that young people have access to a range of sporting facilities, especially cricket, is essential.
Artificial cricket wickets
Artificial cricket wickets offer an effective solution to this problem. Sometimes referred to by the ECB as non-turf wickets, they offer a fantastic all-weather resource to schools and cricket grounds. Artificial cricket wickets are a great way for players to practice and play lower level matches without wear and tear on the turf cricket square.
Artificial cricket wickets offer several benefits over natural grass ones. For a start, they offer a realistic response and ball bounce to players using them. They are also exceptionally durable, requiring little annual maintenance. Once installed, artificial turf can last for many years – a boon to schools with tight budget.
Cricket nets are an essential facility for clubs and schools that want to improve the skills and abilities of their players. When an artificial surface is installed within the cricket nets, it allows players to practice for hours without damaging the turf. Whole teams can perfect their bowling and batting skills in the nets, preserving the delicate natural grass of the cricket square for matches.
Construction and Installation
Artificial Grass Cambridge can supply and fit a wide range of artificial cricket wickets to fit the client’s needs perfectly. Wickets can have any number of bays and the length can be altered to suit the individual needs of the customer. To ensure your grass roots cricket facility stands the test of time, we use stone bases that are deeper than ECB spec and thicker cages. This will help your nets and your surface to withstand play year after year.
All of our cricket nets and wickets are made from high quality, durable materials that are specially designed for the purpose. If your facility has existing nets or artificial surfaces in need of TLC, we also offer full maintenance and refurbishment programmes.
Find out more about artificial cricket wickets and nets by taking a look around our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.