Who We Are – The Sports Surface Specialists


In 2009, ‘the cricket ground shop’ was born of a passion to provide the very best solutions to cricket clubs, from grass-roots through to professional level. The team behind the cricket ground shop, total-play Ltd, shares years of experience not only in the design, construction and maintenance of natural and non-turf cricket pitches; but in the development of class-leading products for the cricket ground.


Class-leading Products

The CGS story began when, as the youngest Head Groundsman on the circuit at Northamptonshire CCC, former cricketer David Bates spotted a gap in the market for a cricket ground cover that was truly breathable and the Climate Cover System was born. That was back in 2001. As the Climate Cover System went on to prove itself at every level, from club cricket to professional, David and his team have developed a full range of covers based on the same ethos; including the Total Growth Cover (TGC) propagation & frost protection system, Rain Covers, Rain Defender Mobile Pitch Covers and Bio-Cell hybrid cricket pitch covers, providing something to suit every need and budget.

With such a host of class-leading products under its belt, the natural progression for total-play was to launch an online presence that would act as exclusive online outlet for both its Climate Cover range and the total-play range of non-turf pitch systems. the cricket ground shop was launched to offer cricket ground essentials ranging from sight screens to training aids and everything in between, all hand-picked for exceptional quality and performance. Why look anywhere else for your cricket ground requirements?

More than just an online presence; we are only a phone call away from guidance and support to make sure you choose the correct product and to offer you the best solution.

The Team

The total-play team combines the skills of sports turf professionals including former cricketers, groundsmen, athletics coaches and sports funding and development advisors alongside a seasoned team of groundwork specialists. The result is a team with the expertise and experience to advise on and carry out works on both non-turf and fine turf surfaces for a range of different sports.

In addition to providing a complete ‘turn-key’ service from design through to initial groundworks, installation, completion and – if required – ongoing maintenance, the total-play team is also on hand to offer advice at the earliest stages; on issues such as funding streams and planning.

To find out how the total-play team could help your sports surface vision become reality, call 01604 864575.

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