Rain Covers

Exclusive to CGS the ‘Rain Cover’ offers an easy-to-use, great-value ground cover system, light enough to be used with minimal handling in game situations giving you quick protection against rain prior to or during play.

The undisputed best pound-for-pound waterproof protection system on the market! Hard to ignore on a value-for-money basis. Specifically developed to meet market demand for a high-performance but cost-effective cricket pitch cover solution.

We launched the covers for the 2017 season due to continued market demand for a high-performance, affordable cricket pitch cover solution. The CGS team tested various materials, comparing expenditure against performance and life span. Made from a bespoke semi-translucent material that is 100% waterproof – designed to allow light to reach the grass plant and enable photosynthesis.

As with all CGS covers, the team wanted to provide something better than what is currently available on the market. Boasting a 100% waterproof, semi-translucent Polyethylene material was selected after extensive testing. Designed with a translucency balance allowing light to reach the grass plant without the overexposing nature of a transparent material. The material is super strong, waterproof and UV stabilised with reinforced hems, eyelets and handles.

Our Rain Cover ticks the box for clubs seeking an affordable, practical, durable flat sheet cover. The Rain Cover can be left on for periods, i.e. the night before a game, but should be used as a waterproof cover only and not as a germination cover. The cover should be removed as soon as possible before a game starts to reduce the sweating effect and allow the grass plant to recover before play takes place.

Rain Covers are used at Durham County Cricket Club, Harrow School and other leading schools, county grounds and hundreds of grass root cricket clubs.

Covers come in various sizes to suit any site and individual requirements. Please discuss your needs with a member of the sales team before ordering.

Case Study: Durham County Cricket Club

In 2018, total-play supplied Durham CCC with 2 bespoke 25m x 28m PE Rain Covers for the Chester Le Street ground. After two seasons of use at the county headquarters, Head Grounds person, Vic Demain comments:

“The Rain Covers prove to be lightweight & easy to manoeuvre, three people can handle 80 feet square sheets comfortably when dry, easy to hook onto mobile covers, strong material, easy to patch, green corner handles very strong. I would happily endorse the sheets and would be happy to purchase again, so far, very happy with them.”

Total Play Rain Covers


  • Improved material with added UV stability
  • 14×14 HDPE woven yarn with double LDPE lamination
  • 100% waterproof, 200 grams per m2
  • Webbing reinforced hems and eyelet points
  • Replaceable ‘CGS’ webbing handles
  • PVC reinforced handle points
  • Metal eyelets inserted every 1m
  • Handles placed every 6.5m
  • Designed & manufactured for the practical needs of cricket grounds
  • Light enough to be used with minimal handling in game situations
  • Balanced semi-translucent material allowing sunlight through
  • Easy to clean on site
  • Developed, Fabricated & Sold exclusively by The Cricket Ground Shop