Club Cricket Conference

Wednesday, 18th October 2017

News - October 2017

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ECB encouraged by turf-stitching pitch experiment

The ECB have been testing a reinforced turf system this summer adapted from football to increase durability and performance on cricket strips at all levels, including  club and school if costs prove sustainable.

The ECB installed two SISGrass Universal hybrid pitches at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough in June, one in the middle and one in the outdoor nets. This involved a giant laser-guided stitching machine crawling up and down the turf with special yarn designed  to strengthen the root system. 


Primary reasons for Beckenham's incredible season

Perhaps Beckenham CC were better known as the Primary Club founders.