Artificial cricket pitch

Report by Alex Mackay

Hard porous surface under the matting
Hard porous surface under the matting at Winterthur

Since the Winterthur pitch was relocated last year we've had a torrid time trying to get an even bounce out of the pitch.
The new position is excellent and achieved exactly what we expected. But it turns out when relocating the pitch, we were forced to dispense with the padding/underlay. The matting was instead laid directly on top of the hard base, with a layer of sand in an effort to achieve an even bounce.

But this didn't produce the required result, so at a meeting held at the Sportamt in Winterthur on Wednesday 26th February 2014, the Sportamt, Cricket & contractor reached the conclusion that Winterthur needs a new pitch.

 

A quote has been requested from Notts Sports which is expect to arrive in early March.

Meanwhile, clarification is underway on the best way to fix the new mat to the surface (nails, adhesive or sand), also whether a layer of concrete would be better than the current surface (with specific reference to Zuoz & Cossonay).

 

Costs are being compiled now. How these costs are divided is yet to be decided. Given the City of Winterthur's present financial situation cricket is likely to have to share in some of the costs.

 

The plan is to have the work completed by the end of March/1st week in April.

 

Watch this space for more news!

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25.5. PT20 v ZCCC I

26.5. CSRL v ZCCC II

02.6. CSRL v Eagles

09.6. CSRL v Rorschach

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23.6. PT20 v Swiss Afghan

07.7. PT20 v Nomads II

14.7. CSRL v Super Lions

21.7. CSRL v Nomads II

28.7. CSRL v Basel Afghans

11.8. CSRL v Pahktoon Zalmi

18.8. PT20 Semi-Finals

01.9. CST10 tournament 

08.9. PT20 Finals Day

28.9. CST10 Finals Day

29.9. CSNL Regional finals

06.10. CSRL Finals

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