Installing a Natural Turf Cricket Pitch at Orwell School

29th January 2013

It’s been a bumper few months for orders for the team behind the revolutionary Climate Cover System™ – the lightest, strongest, and only proven breathable flat sheet ground cover system – as orders for new systems have flooded in from top cricket clubs across the country.

In addition to a good number of returning customers – including Lord’s, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, The Rose Bowl, Old Trafford, Northamptonshire CCC, Somerset CCC and Gloucestershire CCC, new clients including The SWALEC Stadium and The Oval have also recently ordered Climate Cover Systems. David Bates, MD at cricket surface specialist total-play Ltd, which is behind the development of the Climate Cover range, says:

“It’s fantastic that so many professional clubs have chosen the Climate Cover System™, and it’s purely down to performance. Many of the recent orders are from clubs who already have Climate Cover Systems – either they are buying additional covers to protect further areas of their ground or, in a few cases, they are replacing covers that they bought several years ago. With covers proven to last in regular use for well over six years, clubs can rest assured that they are investing in a long-term solution that won’t need replacing a couple of years down the line.

“Word is definitely getting around that the system works and it’s great to see new professional sides join our growing client base. However, the Climate Cover System is not just for the ‘big boys’ – we get a significant number of orders from league clubs who want to invest in the best system they can, and our system delivers value for money through performance and longevity.”

The secret to the Climate Cover System’s performance lies in its design; manufactured from a unique material, it has been developed to keep rain off with great efficiency whilst allowing vapour to escape and the plant to breathe, thus offering long-term pitch protection without compromising plant health or surface quality. 100% waterproof it is the strongest, lightest, only breathable flat sheet surface cover and is used at the ECB National Academy, Lord’s cricket ground, test match grounds, county grounds, schools and local league clubs across the country.

Available in various configurations, the Climate Cover System™ can be purchased via total-play Ltd or online via, with a 10% discount available to NatWest Cricketforce clubs. For further information on the Climate Cover range, visit or call 01604 864575 to discuss your needs.

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