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Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« 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.
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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 07:58:50 PM »

Happy to advise on what is and isnt possible and also provide a quote to install a practice area, feel free to email me

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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 08:44:25 PM »

@KettonJake have emailed you with some photos and measurements
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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Cricket nets from a bowling green?
« Reply #8 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.
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