Cricket Wicket Maintenance

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Artificial cricket surfaces are available for practice nets and full length wickets. They are usually laid on a shock pad base, which in turn is either laid on a dynamic (stone) base or an engineered (macadam) base.

Wilton Woven artificial grass wickets are used in the majority of ECB approved systems, they have slightly longer pile height than the needle punched surfaces and are more porous. Both types of carpet require chemical treatment and regular power brushing to remove debris and detritus.

The bowler’s run-up areas may be constructed with sand filled/dressed carpets which require additional monitoring of sand levels and distribution.