Busy start for cricket pitch projects
13th March 2016
Flood damaged cricket pitches
Following the recent floods that have hit vast swathes of the country this winter, MD and former first class cricket groundsman David Bates has been travelling the country assessing flood damage to natural turf and flood damage to non-turf cricket pitches for a number of clubs. He says:
“Many clubs have had a disastrous start to the year, with their natural and non-turf cricket pitches being flooded and the wet weather looking set to continue. We’ve been called upon by a number of clubs to assess the flood damage to their cricket pitches so that they can approach their insurance companies with an appropriate plan of action to put things right.
“We strongly advise clubs to call for expert help before starting major clean-up operations as with both natural turf and non-turf cricket pitches flooding can leave unseen damage that will require expert intervention. Acting too soon or carrying out the wrong procedure could easily make the situation worse.”
Natural cricket pitch maintenance
In addition to helping clubs remedy the effects of flooding, the team has been working with clubs to kick-start their pre-season natural turf cricket pitch maintenance. Works have started earlier than normal due to the warm, damp weather conditions that has seen the grass plant continue to grow in many areas.
Non-turf cricket pitch installations
Elsewhere, the company’s in-house groundswork team has been busy installing its tp365 ECB approved non-turf cricket pitch system as part of projects to build brand new and refurbish existing synthetic practice net facilities for clients across the country.Back to news