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General Cricket => Cricket Admin, Facilities and Fundraising => Topic started by: Psi on September 11, 2020, 07:24:24 PM

Title: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: Psi on September 11, 2020, 07:24:24 PM
Does anyone know what the surface is like under an artificial (synthetic surface, not grass) bowling green, and how much work would be needed to convert to a cricket net base? There's an unused green behind our pavilion and it is an ideal see for a large set of nets. The surface feels solid ish but a bit more springy than nets.
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: KettonJake on September 11, 2020, 07:57:25 PM
There will be a variety of different shockpad types and also sub bases, just the same as a cricket area

The easiest way to check is to peel the surfaces back and inspect the base.
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: KettonJake on September 11, 2020, 07:58:50 PM
Happy to advise on what is and isnít possible and also provide a quote to install a practice area, feel free to email me
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: Psi on September 11, 2020, 08:11:38 PM
Sure thanks. We're based in Cambs. Have to jump through some hoops before we know if we can even use the area.
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: KettonJake on September 14, 2020, 10:03:31 AM
@Psi no worries, once you've got permission to use feel free to send over some photos and dimensions, we can do a site visit at some point as well to give our thoughts on the base.
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: Psi on September 14, 2020, 11:02:13 AM
Thanks Jake, have passed this on to our committee and will hopefully get some photos and dimensions to you soon.
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: Psi on September 15, 2020, 08:44:25 PM
@KettonJake have emailed you with some photos and measurements
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: Boondougal on September 16, 2020, 11:40:22 AM
if this was our club I would be tempted to leave it as it is and get some bowls practice in... I have noticed this season the standard of the customary "closest to the flag" ball roll on the boundary walk has dropped off significantly - your bowling green could be a huge asset in getting the level raised.
Title: Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
Post by: Psi on September 16, 2020, 08:25:26 PM
Haha. But seriously, no idea why they stopped doing the bowling, but it's not been used for many years.