TigerTurf was especially privileged to be asked to fully manage a project to build a new, robust, three-lane cricket net at St Paul’s College, Ponsonby, and to be part of the school’s programme intended to encourage students to play in cricket teams at all levels. The school has now the advantage of having former Black Cap, Dion Nash, as a new parent at the school and keen to coach bowlers in the First XI, in partnership with the Deputy Principal, Craig Borich, a former First-Class cricketer who will coach batting and manage the development team.
TigerTurf Premier quality cricket surface is designed especially for cricketers in schools and clubs. With realistic turn and bounce, the TigerTurf Premier all-weather practice wickets give young cricketers a true surface that is playable every day. They will be rewarded for regular practise on their bowling and batting skills by steadily improving and adding to their repertoire of skills.
TigerTurf Tournament is a versatile, durable and safe multi-sport surface – perfect for batting on
The bowlers make their run-up on TigerTurf Tournament installed over a free-draining, stable base designed to withstand constant hard wear. The medium pile, fibrillated surface offers secure traction in all weather conditions. Tournament is one of our durable, versatile TigerTurf multi-sport turfs, frequently selected by schools, clubs, and home owners for its hardwearing qualities and consistency of performance at an affordable price.
Fully fenced 3m high practice nets with an angled top designed for the safety of players
Around the perimeter of the wickets, TigerTurf constructed the 3m high galvanised fencing for the wickets, with an angled top to deflect fast high balls from coming down onto the players.
The new wickets have exceeded expectations in attracting many students to join cricket teams
The new principal, Kieran Fouhy, saw the need for better cricket facilities to allow young cricketers to learn and practise advanced skills safely. Safe practice conditions on the superb non-slip all-weather surfaces of the new cricket nets have given more young cricketers the confidence to join teams and put time and energy into improving their skills in these attractive, top-quality wickets.
The TigerTurf practice nets attract positive responses from enthusiastic students
The St Paul’s boys greeted the new wickets with enthusiasm from the outset, players keen to practise for long sessions to become better cricketers with the help of their talented coaches. The entire school community is proud of the superb new TigerTurf practice nets, completed with the usual TigerTurf professional finish.
TigerTurf was very pleased to work with the principal and his team to coax more students into cricket to balance the enthusiasm for winter sports. The new cricket wickets have certainly achieved that objective, and added an attractive feature to the school grounds that will provide top quality playing conditions for many years, requiring very little maintenance to stay on top of their game.