Cricket Pitch Construction: Working Together

Notts Sport pioneered non-turf cricket pitch construction in the late 1980’s. By working closely in conjunction with Notts Sport, we have completed a huge number of high quality synthetic practice facilities and match pitches all over the South of England.

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As England’s men’s and women’s teams continue to win series and trophies, and the ECB grass-roots investment policies promote the game, the level of participation will continue to rise.

Therefore it is vital that the number and quality of new or upgraded facilities provides a platform for the increased participation and development of English cricket: S&C Slatter and Notts Sport, with a 40 year combined involvement in cricket, are the ideal partnership to ensure that this is the case.

At all stages of a project, from initial consultation through to handover, we actively encourage a ‘partnership’ mentality with our cricket pitch construction clients. Our cricket staff have many years’ experience in both the design and installation processes, and we feel that by offering you thorough advice and guidance throughout the project, we are best positioned to provide you with a facility that will meet and exceed your expectations.

Useful Documents

Please refer to our library which carries a number of useful documents produced by the sport’s governing and or advisory bodies, such as Sport England, the ECB and The Cricket Foundation.

Document Link » Sport England – Artificial Surfaces for Outdoor Sport GuideA comprehensive 39 page guide which includes background info, glossary, typical installations, design, operation and maintenance.
Document Link » ECB – Developing a Project from Concept to Completion11 page artificial cricket pitch construction briefing including Getting Started, Project Development Team, Successful Clients, Getting Support, Local Communities, Consultant Services, Technical Compliance, RIBA Design Work Stages, Planning Consent, Competitive Tendering, Tender Analysis, FFU Contact Details and Design Work Stages
Document Link » ECB – Guidance notes for non-turf cricket pitches and net cage facilitiesThis is a 19 page document outlining all the considerations from planning and construction through to maintenance and advice on nets and cages. The ECB stresses the importance of good maintenance to make the most of a artificial cricket pitch. It is the pitch manager “who plays the most critical role,” says the ECB. “The maintenance is ‘a key factor’ as to how long the non-turf pitch or facility lasts and is ‘suitable for the purpose’.”
Document Link » ECB – Performance Standards for Non-Turf Cricket PitchesLast revised in 2007 (as of 2015, still the most recent revision), this 23 page document describes the requirements for non-turf cricket pitch systems intended for outdoor use. It sets requirements for match pitches and practice areas. It does not set requirements for outfields for which there are currently no standards. The document is in four sections: Performance Requirements, Cricket Pitch Construction Requirements, Material Requirements and Identification tests
Document Link » ECB – Code of Practice and Technical Requirements for Non-Turf Cricket FacilitiesDated April 2008, but still current as of 2015, this 45 page document is a specification of standards for artificial cricket pitch suppliers to meet in order that they may display a kite mark “that should give clubs and schools a benchmark of quality assurance when selecting a supplier”.



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