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Boundary size at your Club
« on: April 25, 2016, 09:11:12 AM »

I have just taken over a new pitch, and was wondering what size I should make the playing area.  I am limited at both ends (straight), but I have loads of area both sides square of the wicket.  Any advice is welcome and could you let me know what the Boundary Size square of the wicket is at your home ground.  At my local village club, they are 48m from the center of the wicket, was thinking I might do 50m. 
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 09:42:46 AM »

You can use this to calculate others.

http://3planeta.com/googlemaps/google-maps-get-distance.html


Ours are between 45 and 55 dependant on pitch we are playing on

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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 09:55:21 AM »

Differences between ground sin our league, one of the widest. De la saille




And one of the smallest (calver, home to forum member @CalverKeeper and my favourite ground despite never scoring many there)

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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 09:57:32 AM »

If we are plum in the center of the square ours are are around 55m square and 60m/50m Straight depending on the end batting.
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 10:07:00 AM »

we are about 118 straight (end to end) and 111 wide (end to end)

from centre wicket
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2016, 10:25:54 AM »

Ours is certainly small. I suppose a small ground means fewer gaps but 6s are a lot easier. I do like a large ground as I'm more of a stroke player than a biffer. Always amuses me when teams from larger grounds turn up and go on about how easy it is to score runs and then we knock them over for under 200.
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2016, 11:11:48 AM »

You can use this to calculate others.

http://3planeta.com/googlemaps/google-maps-get-distance.html


Ours are between 45 and 55 dependant on pitch we are playing on




Smilley that is great, will measure all the club in my area and take an average. cheers
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2016, 11:40:57 AM »

Differences between ground sin our league, one of the widest. De la saille




And one of the smallest (calver, home to forum member @CalverKeeper and my favourite ground despite never scoring many there)




Don't bowl short at Calver looking at those measurements!
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2016, 12:03:23 PM »

You can just right click on normal google maps and measure anything you want.
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2016, 12:22:08 PM »

@jblowe make it as big as you can. Obviously a 100m straight hit is a bit long but I would consider 65-70m a minimum from the batsman end in front of the wicket. We did a similar exercise at Headingley a few years ago to even up the boundaries. The square ones we couldn't do anything about but one long one was 20m longer than the other! We had the space to extend one by 5-10m and reduce the other by a similar amount. We also tried to keep the straight/square boundaries in a straight line and only curve the corners, so no matter which wicket on the square you played on the straight boundary was the same distance and hitting to cow was the same distance (like the de la saille example smilley game).

Small boundaries only help batsman, if you want spinners to flourish a bigger boundary helps. I also think it stops batsman just bullying bowlers with big bats, make them run a bit.
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2016, 12:26:11 PM »

you can actually measure distances directly from Google Maps. Just go to Earth view and right click for the drop down menu. You can drag the points around as well. Very quick to check.
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2016, 12:29:55 PM »

You can just right click on normal google maps and measure anything you want.

you can actually measure distances directly from Google Maps. Just go to Earth view and right click for the drop down menu. You can drag the points around as well. Very quick to check.


Your both probably right, and easy for office based forumites, me I browse from my phone and I don't have a right click button to use.

Infact I can't remember the last time I actually went on the Internet from a pc/laptop! It's been that long.

« Last Edit: April 25, 2016, 12:34:23 PM by smilley792 »
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2016, 01:43:05 PM »

big bowl at our place

from the centre of the middle track is 60metres square of the wicket and 55 straight

as we rarely play on the centre track its often 70 metres one side and 40 the other

if you wanted to put one through cow at the one end on sat you'd need to be clearing 92 metres
« Last Edit: April 25, 2016, 01:46:27 PM by hopwoodbear »
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2016, 03:01:52 PM »

Ours at Hallam CC ( crimicar ) is 120m wide and 117m down the ground. Currently a lot smaller for a couple of weeks due to saturated outfield and it's currently snowing on ground as I type!
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Re: Boundary size at your Club
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2016, 03:54:50 PM »

Bigger you can make it the better cricket it promotes. Smaller grounds only favour betters who slog as its too easy to biff
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