HYBRID CRICKET WICKET
Cricket is one of the most fast-paced sports on the planet, with bowlers delivering balls at over 90 mph. Players also regularly sprint between the stumps, scuffing the surface. Cricket wickets need to be well-maintained to ensure the pace and bounce of the ball isn’t impaired over time.
EXCEEDING OUR CLIENTS’ EXPECTATIONS, EVERY TIME
SISGrass, revolutionary technology, is already being installed at a number of prestigious grounds:
- ECB National Performance Centre – Practice & Main Pitch
- Worcester – 1 Practice Pitch
- Edgbaston – 1 Practice Pitch
- The Oval – 2 Practice Pitches
- Lord’s Stadium – 2 Practice Pitches
- Old Trafford Cricket Ground – 2 Practice Pitches
“Building on the excellent work of Tim Packwood, the Worcestershire groundsman, it looks as if the surfaces last longer and come back quicker.”
Gary Barwell, Warwickshire Groundsman
REINFORCED NATURAL CRICKET PITCH
SISGrass pitches are made up of 95 per cent natural grass and 5 per cent two-tone polyethylene yarn. In football, that has led to considerable improvements in surface performance. SISGrass system has been used at 6 out of 12 World Football Cup stadiums in Russia.
SISGrass use a two green or straw-coloured yarn, to make natural turf cricket wicket look as authentic as possible. And from a spectating distance, they are almost impossible to differentiate visually from a fully grass surface. The fibres are injected at 2cm x2cm at 9m below the surface level, and up to 1 cm above the surface. The potential advantages this could bring to cricket matches are incredible, increasing the durability of the pitches to extend match play and practice sessions.
HYBRID CRICKET WICKET INSTALLATION
SISGrass Universal is an extremely mobile, versatile machine at just 1.20m wide, 2m in length and an installation width of 80cm it offers the flexibility of stitching at every location quickly and accurately, with different depths, spacing or size using precise laser guidance, it’s an ideal solution for cricket grounds challenged to maintain uniform grass coverage on high-used wickets.
SISGrass Universal can do both SISGrass (18 cm depth) and SISGrass Lite (9 cm depth) depending on the surface construction and age, opting to stitch shallower to well established and consolidated pitches.