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.