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Synthetic Turf Specialist

Kaihere Cricket

Ngatea, New Zealand

New Cricket Nets a boost for Kaihere Community

Kaihere Cricket and TigerTurf worked together on long-awaited 3-bay cricket nets: “Tiger Turf was great. We let them know that we were behind our timeline, which was pushed back a couple of times. But when the base was ready, they were too.

The Kaihere Cricket Club decided the cricketers needed their own practice nets. “We wanted the players and coaches to have an all-weather, top grade facility that our community would be able to use for years to come.” TigerTurf takes into consideration the safety of cricketers in planning cricket nets. A safe surface gives traction, drains quickly and absorbs some the impact of repeated run-ups.

Top Performance leads to Top Skills

TigerTurf Deluxe was selected for the wickets. This is our top cricket product, and is non-directional, allowing more accurate movement off the pitch with the bounce.

A good quality surface replicates the performance of match wickets, so bowlers can train for the correct line and length, and achieve consistent bounce and spin.

The batsmen need to be confident that the wicket is safe, without irregularities that can throw up a dangerous ball. Forming good habits such as keeping the head still and the eyes focused on the ball is the basis of a sound batting style – but this needs a quality surface and installation.

Club Members Get Involved

The Kaihere Cricket Club did all the preparation, constructing the nets and the concrete base, making our job easy, as the base preparation was very sound.\

The biggest challenge during the construction of the Kaihere Club practice nets was the weather. The start was continually delayed by wet weather. However, TigerTurf was ready to begin this special project for the club when conditions did improve.

The weather certainly won’t hold up cricket practice any more. The allweather TigerTurf Deluxe wicket surface drains quickly, gives stable footing in all conditions, and is comfortable underfoot.

A Facility for the Whole Community

“The all-weather, high performance practice nets have given our children more opportunities for cricket practice. The only other nets in town are at the College, and they are always busy, so it was hard for our children to use them. Now they practise during lunch time at school, and absolutely love their nets.”

Date Project Completed: February 2018

Area: 200m2

Surface: TigerTurf Deluxe

Base: Existing concrete base

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