Artificial Cricket Wicket Installation and Maintenance

Are you able to breathe life into a used, neglected cricket wicket?

To be able to standardise the playing surface and give a pitch which you can use in most conditions, a great number of leisure centres, institutions and cricket clubs use artificial wickets. Though synthetic cricket wickets are definitely robust than natural pitches, they also need regular maintenance to ensure that they’re in good condition. Fortunately, even aged, uncared for wickets can be brought back to life with a little TLC and the appropriate treatment method.

Synthetic Wickets

Synthetic wickets are generally laid on either a dynamic (stone) or non-dynamic (macadam or concrete) base. The top of the cricket wicket itself is produced from good quality short pile carpet that’s either wood edged and nailed or nailed directly into the aggregate. Shock pads are usually installed under the surface of the pitch to guarantee the cricket ball bounces correctly and that the artificial pitch responds exactly the same to the cricket ball every time, regardless of the weather conditions.

Maintaining A Synthetic Wicket

Like all artificial surfaces, synthetic cricket wickets need to be correctly maintained if they’re to provide the most effective playing wicket throughout the year. We recommend that anyone using an synthetic cricket playing surface should really implement a yearly deep clean programme, level the batting area regularly and use one or more chemical treatment solution every six months. This page provides extensive more information on the topic of artificial cricket pitch installation cost.

Despite having regular maintenance, cricket pitches may well degrade eventually, shock pads can harden and areas may become uneven. If you see that the bounce of the cricket ball has started to become uneven or that the wicket is looking tired and worn, it may be time for you to give your artificial pitch a renovation.

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