Projects: Cricket

Our Consultants have worked on improving the grounds and surfaces cricket is played on from England to India, with projects such as planning, design, construction & maintenance management of new cricket facilities (Stroud Cricket Club) to the provision of cricket academies in Sheffield and Birmingham. In our associate consultants, we have the leading expert in international cricket surfaces.

We have top level expertise in outfield and square construction, in natural turf and artificial grass surfaces, and practice facilities.

We do:

  • Design & Development of new grounds
  • Upgrading of existing outfields and squares
  • Maintenance training and upgrading
  • Laboratory testing
  • Drainage & Irrigation
  • Turf Management

Example clients:

Stroud Cricket Club, Gloucestershire

Pune Warriors Cricket Club, Maharashtra, India.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India.

Mount Pleasant Cricket Academy, Sheffield

King Edward VII School, Norfolk

Washwood School cricket ground, Birmingham

Case Study: Stroud Cricket Club

Having sold their existing town-centre site for housing development, SCC commissioned ISTeC to guide their new cricket academy scheme through design, construction and maintenance set-up on a new area of flood-plain land on the outskirts of Stroud.

The project consisted of a Phase 1 establishment of the main cricket ground and Pavilion, with a Phase 2 concentrating on the junior facilities. Levels were very tricky on the site, which was only just above normal river water level.

ISTeC provided on-site grow-in and pitch preparation in the first year of use, which was brought forward from the original programme in order to achieve some level of play in the season immediately after seeding the main ground