Sometimes it’s more practical and cost effective to refurbish an existing cricket wicket, rather than create a completely new installation. Last week, we refurbished one such cricket wicket near Nottingham, with fantastic results.
The cricket wicket was in desperate need of repair, with poor tension in the carpet and unevenness in the base layer caused by a tractor running over the surface.
Refurbishing a cricket wicket typically involves stripping the wicket back and rejuvenating the base. New aggregate is added, then compacted and re-levelled. The shockpad is replaced and any creases in the carpet are removed. After cleaning the carpet, it too can be replaced back onto the new base and re-tensioned. The refurbished cricket wicket can then be left to settle and be ready in plenty of time for the start of the new season with a whole new lease of life.
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Stripping back the cricket wicket and rejuvenating the base.
To get more information on how we can Cricket Wicket Refurbishment
at a fraction of the cost of a new installation, please see our website for more details, or contact our cricket surface specialist David Allen on 01858 545789.
Spring is in the air and this can mean only one thing – the County Championship cricket season is about to start. With the first matches taking place on 12th April, you still have time to order your cricket equipment from sportsequip.co.uk.
sportsequip.co.uk offer a full range of cricket equipment, including DIY cricket surfaces, full surface installation, cricket cages, netting, cricket ball machines, cricket wicket covers, cricket sight screens and a range of cricket ground equipment.
We also refurbish and resurface existing surfaces, for those who feel that their cricket surface still has life in it yet.
To find out more about our full range of cricket equipment, visit www.sportsequip.co.uk/acatalog/Cricket_Equipment.htm.
One of Harrod UK’s new products for 2014, the County Cricket Net System has been designed to create a professional, highly affordable, non-permanent cricket net system that is perfect for use in clubs and schools.
Today we’ll look at the excellent County Cricket Net System in a little more detail.
Continue reading Product Spotlight: Harrod UK’s new County Cricket Net System
Long time customers of sportsequip.co.uk will already be aware that the Downloads section of our website contains a veritable goldmine of useful product information and installation/maintenance tips/instructions. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been steadily refreshing our library of datasheets and creating new downloadable/printable PDF’s that can be stored for future reference or even used out in the field.
Continue reading Building the sportsequip.co.uk Library – Non-Turf Cricket Wickets
It’s been a long, cold winter!
As the mild weather starts to slowly move in, now is a good time to start checking the condition of outdoor grounds furniture, such as cricket sight screens and wicket covers.
If your sight screen or cover hasn’t fared so well over the winter or has simply just reached the end of its natural life, now is a good time to order a replacement so you can maximise it’s usage over the summer months.
sportsequip.co.uk supply a range of cricket sight screens, manufactured from timber or plastic as well as wicket covers – available as either layflat or as mobile units.
Plus, if you’re within 125 miles of our office in Leicester, we can also deliver and erect sight screens and mobile wicket covers for you! For more information on our installation services, please contact us on 01858 545789.
Flicx cricket pitches are now available to order at sportsequip.co.uk!
Cricket surfaces have long been a sportsequip.co.uk speciality. Therefore we’re delighted to now offer a range of Flicx cricket pitches, an affordable and easy way to turn almost any level surface into a cricket pitch. Flicx pitches provide consistent bounce and allow batsmen to play forward with confidence.
Continue reading Flicx Cricket Pitches now available at sportsequip.co.uk
Fixed / Portable Ball Stop Netting Systems
Ball stop netting systems help prevent wayward balls hitting property or spectators and can also be used to divide pitches or section off certain playing areas. When positioned behind goals or targets, ball stop netting can also save time when retrieving balls from poorly aimed shots!
Last month we talked about the benefits of the new low cost ‘Portanet‘, a temporary ball stop system / pitch divider solution that can be configured in various ways to create a versatile netting system that can be set up in as little as ten minutes.
This month, we’ll take a closer look at some fixed and mobile ball stop alternatives that are suitable for use by clubs, schools and on shared pitches.
Continue reading Product Spotlight: Ball Stop Netting Systems
BUILDING on the double promotion of league sides and the development of a thriving Youth Section Barry Wanderers Cricket Club have installed a new artificial cricket wicket at their home, the picturesque Hayes Point development off Hayes Road, Sully.
The County Weave synthetic wicket supplied and installed by “sportsequip.co.uk” of Leicestershire is a significant development for the club and was supported by the Vale Centre for Voluntary Services through the Kick Start III Grant Scheme.
Club Captain and Youth team organiser James Hassett said: “This is a major step forward for the Wanderers, it will provide much improved training facilities for all our members but most importantly it will allow our younger members to train and play on a full size pitch.
“It is something we are all very excited about, without the support of the VCVS this would not have been possible. I would also like to thank Galliard, the staff at Hayes Point for their assistance, and the contractors sportsequip, in ensuring the installation of the wicket went smoothly.”
PRACTICE: Georgina Wilson-Dixon, Leon Sparkes and Louis Burrows (with bat) getting in some practice on the new wicket
Article reproduced from www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk
St Aubyn’s School at Rottingdean near Brighton are to use sportsequip.co.uk’s Artificial Cricket Wicket carpets and new cricket netting to refurbish their 6 bay cricket cages on their idilic sports ground overlooking the English Channel.
sportsequip’s PVC backed Practice Turf Batting End carpets will be laid over existing concrete slabs and the new made to measure black knotless cricket netting will be hung from the schools existing steel cricket cage.
The schools Head of PE, Findlay Macmillan, selected the roll up, roll down carpets following a visit to the school by sportsequip.co.uk’s representative who went through the pros and cons of the wide range of alternative artificial cricket carpets with him.