ECB & ISO Accreditations

Code of Practise Installer

Total-Play Ltd – ECB ‘Code of Practice Installer’

The first supplier to be awarded the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) status of Code of Practice Installer for the Design and Installation of Non-Turf Systems’. 

Over a two-year period, the ECB reviewed how we operated and delivered our service. 

A diligent, comprehensive and pain staking vetting process into how we design our systems, purchase our components and construct the facilities. 

A process which helped to refine how we manage and delivered our service today. 

ECB Approved Non-Turf Pitch Designs

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has set specific performance standards that artificial cricket pitch systems must meet for match play and practice.

Over the years, the total-play team has drawn on its extensive experience as both cricketers and groundsmen to develop the ‘tp’ range of non-turf cricket pitch systems.

With no less than six ECB approved system designs, we now offer more choice than any other supplier. Suitable for artificial match pitches and synthetic cricket practice facilities all our synthetic cricket pitch systems have been developed to:

  •         Perform like a good level league pitch
  •         Offer cricketers a balanced game between bat and ball
  •         Encourage turn to improve the playing experience
  •         Be safe and consistent
  •         Provide the correct pace and bounce to promote every aspect of the modern game
  •         Be low maintenance (no rolling / watering required)
  •         Meet the criteria for ECB funding

TP365 / TP365 NPC

total-play’s flagship ‘tp365’ system features a premium quality ‘tp1’ wilton woven carpet, the ‘tp2’ playing area shock-pad and a dynamic or ‘unbound’ base.

The system has been designed to offer a balanced game between bat and ball and encourage turn.

It can be found at clubs playing from glass roots to professional level across the country in both artificial match pitch form and synthetic cricket practice net facilities.


The ‘tp5t’ ECB approved non-turf cricket pitch system shares the tp365’s dynamic base and ‘tp2’ pitching area shock-pad. 

The system has been designed to offer the same balanced game between bat and ball and encourage turn as the ‘tp365’ but with a tufted playing surface carpet.

The ‘tp5’ tufted carpet offers the same performance and wear characteristics as the ‘tp1’ but with slower infiltration rates. 


The most recent addition to the range; offering a bound (Asphalt) base option. 

The ‘tpB1’ system comes with a premier ‘tp1’ wilton woven carpet and the ‘tp2’ pitching area shock-pad over a ‘bound’ (engineered) base. The ‘tpB1’ bound system utilises a porous bitumen layer. 

A static system with typically plays faster and bouncier than a dynamic base but ideal for sites at risk of flooding and open parkland spaces. 

The bound base construction requires less maintenance for increased usage levels but does not have the overall life span of a dynamic based system

ISO Accredited 

We believe in quality as standard, which is why we hold both ISO 9001 and ISO14001 accreditation. Always striving to achieve the highest of standards we are a process led company. 

From the initial client contact to handing over a project, we have project management systems, which control and record each stage of the sales and delivery process. 

Rigorous performance standards

When looking to install a new artificial cricket pitch facility for match play or practice, selecting an ‘ECB approved’ (England & Wales Cricket Board) artificial cricket pitch design is vital to enable clubs and schools to tap into funding from various governing bodies for sport.

These systems have been thoroughly tested against criteria set out in the ECB’s ‘Performance Standards for Non-Turf Cricket Pitches Intended for Outdoor Use’ document, which provides benchmarks which pitch designs must meet to gain ECB approved status.

Thorough testing

As part of the process, pitches are tested on performance, construction and materials requirements. Performance Requirements cover “the ball/surface and player/surface interactions considered necessary to allow a satisfactory game of cricket to take place”, whilst Construction Requirements “define the dimensions, tolerances and gradients for match pitches and practice areas to ensure they provide a satisfactory playing environment”. Finally, Materials Requirements “define the quality of the synthetic material used to construct non-turf pitches to ensure they will last for a realistic period of time”.

A pioneering supplier

When it comes to the design and installation of ECB approved artificial cricket pitches, total-play has been a leader in the field for over over a decade. We were the first company to be awarded ‘ECB Code of Practice Installer for the Design and Installation of Non-Turf Systems’ and have since developed no less than three ECB approved artificial cricket pitch systems.

ECB approved cricket pitch systems

total-play’s range of non-turf cricket pitch systems have been designed by cricketers and groundsmen in conjunction with scientists to ensure the best possible performance. They have all been thoroughly tested and approved by the ECB in line with its ‘Performance Standards for Non-Turf Cricket Pitches Intended for Outdoor Use’ document.