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Building a net in my back garden
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:33:44 PM »

Moving to a new house nearby and it has a 100 ft garden. First thought is to plonk a net at the bottom. I have a paceman bowling machine, im sure i can source some netting and poles. The tricky bit is the surface. The easy solution is to concrete and astroturf, but I dont own the house and I'm reluctant to do anything that is too permanent. Has anybody tried using any other types of surface (gravel/wood/plastic of some sort) that could be easily removed? Not going down the grass net route as its too time consuming.
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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 08:52:48 PM »

Once played in a 6 a side tournament. 2 pitches With proper wickets and the third pitch was a football pitch with a coconut Matt put and pinned down for the wicket.

It played surprisingly well(not a huge amount of bounce though)

http://www.fitness-sports.co.uk/cricket/FLOORING-CRCX-1.html

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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 08:55:49 PM »

Hi would a flick pitch work heard of them but no experience of them
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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 09:00:48 PM »

Flick pitch would definitely work, but it does depend on your budget. Easy to get relatively cheap netting.
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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 09:15:04 PM »

Once played in a 6 a side tournament. 2 pitches With proper wickets and the third pitch was a football pitch with a coconut Matt put and pinned down for the wicket.

It played surprisingly well(not a huge amount of bounce though)

http://www.fitness-sports.co.uk/cricket/FLOORING-CRCX-1.html


Yes, or astro off ebay. More concerned about getting bounce and enough pace in the surface. Not sure grass or sand will cut it.

Was wondering if some kind of stiff wooden base would provide enough stiffness under a mat to generate bounce
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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 10:10:04 PM »

Without doing groundworks, baselayers (aggregate is better than concrete) and laying a proper surface to create something like what youd find in a school or club practice area, then the only solution that will go down onto grass is a flicx pitch

I can help with both options, we do a lot of domestic installs of proper net practice areas, usually after other companies have sold parents some Astro/cricket carpet and told them to lay it onto grass or paving slabs(!) and it doesnt work 

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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2018, 10:17:10 PM »

I would echo the recommendations already for the flicx surface. The best thing I have seen for creating a surface without a proper base with permanent foundations
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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2018, 03:35:58 PM »

Youll save some money on materials Nick, as the netting will only need to be 4ft 6 high.
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Re: Building a net in my back garden
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2018, 04:26:34 PM »

Has anyone used Flicx for a real match using red or white cricket ball?
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