Cricket

Cricket

We all love a good game of cricket, and we take our cricket systems very seriously. With our advancements in technology and investment in research and development we are now seeing an increase, particularly in schools, preferring to use artificial wickets. Technology and the simulation of artificial turf has come a long way. Not only for outdoor cricket but for indoor crickets pitches too.

Our products are unique as they are made from individually extruded fibre tapes and not fibrillated yarn, the fibres used determine how consistent the performance of the ball and the extruded tapes allow for a denser carpet providing a far superior performance during play. The permanent crimping of the yarn during the texturising process is what gives it its unique strength and increase durability.

Our Systems are Built for Accuracy

AFL / Cricket Australia Approved

What is Cricket?

Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world and is played in over 120 countries and supported by millions of fans. This ancient 16th Century game unites and inspires people from all countries and all walks of life.

Source: Guy Ermer Published on Jun 26, 2015
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AFL/Cricket Australia Approved

Considering a synthetic field for your club or facility? AFL/Cricket Australia endorse the playing of community level Australian Football and Cricket on a synthetic turf surface that meets the criteria in the AFL/CA Handbook of Testing for Synthetic Turf March 2018.

http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=891

Selecting the right system for your athletes

Highest Quality Patented System

Premier Pitch

The All Rounder

Get the Sporting Edge

Off Season Wicket Cover

The System for you is:

Please refine your search, or select a system icon above. If you have further difficultites please contact us on 1800 652 548 to discuss your needs

The System for you is:

Supergrasse® Centurion is our highest quality patented system. The installation above by one of our accredited agents, Grassports Australia was completed in January 2017 for St Peter’s Lutheran College and won the 2017 Sport Group Innovation Award. Supergrasse® Centurion surfacing system was installed for each of the cricket wickets, which also features new and innovative, non-directional yarn and is made from local and imported materials with 100% recycled PET yarn. The pitch surrounds were covered in Supergrasse Shield on both sides.

Read more about our highest quality patented system, Supergrasse® Centurion >>

The System for you is:

Supergrasse® Premier is the perfect pitch to mimic the fast pace Australian turf pitches of the WACA and the GABBA. Housing the patent colour differential matching a natural turf pitch, the softer fibre composition of Turf Wicket plays faster with higher bounce.

Read more about our premier pitch system, Supergrasse® Premier >>

The System for you is:

Supergrasse® Shield is a strong, reliable pitch designed for both wicket nets and oval installations. The highest selling pitch for schools, councils and club facilities it stands the test of time promoting medium pace and bounce.

Read more about our premier pitch system, Supergrasse® Shield >>

The System for you is:

Supergrasse® Test has been designed for the developing talent cricketer providing a platform for the transition from a synthetic to natural turf pitch. Both batsman and bowler will experience similar characteristics to playing on a natural turf wicket, thereby developing their all-round skills come match day.

Read more about our all rounder system, Supergrasse® Test >>

The System for you is:

Supergrasse® Enviroplay is our pitch cover that meets AFL-Crikcet Australia approved synthetic turf product performance and testing standards. Enviroplay synthetic pitch system has been assessed to AS/NZS 4422 with 1.34m critical fall height result with ProPlay SP new generation shock absorption base and economical SBR recycled granule infill. Established to cater for synthetic pitch dimension 28.0m x 2.80m, Enviroplay Cricket Pitch Cover Kit comprises:

1-pallet (53-pads) Proplay Sport 23 Shock Pad, 1-roll (30m x 3.66m)

Enviroplay Hybrid synthetic turf and 1-pallet (40-bags) black SBR granule.

Read more about our off season wicket covers, Supergrasse® Enviroplay >>

SYSTEM FEATURES

This system is suited for the following applications

  • TRAINING WICKET NETS
  • CENTRE PITCH
  • AFL WINTER PITCH COVER

Number of hours per week your field will be used

  • > 10 Hours
  • 10-20 HOURS
  • 20-40 HOURS
  • 60+ HOURS

This system will provide the following ball bounce

  • SLOW
  • MEDIUM
  • FAST
  • N/A

This system is best suited for the following type of play

  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITION

This system is is suitable for the following

  • INDOOR
  • OUTDOOR

Synthetic Turf Cricket Pitch Dimensions

Cricket pitch dimensions

Synthetic Cricket Practice Nets & Indoor Cricket Dimensions

Cricket practice nets
Indoor cricket pitch

https://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/support-and-advice/facility-management/developing-facilities/dimensions-guide/sport-specific-dimensions/cricket

FAQs

AFL/CA maintain a register of suitably qualified installers, they will only consider an applicant if they are deemed to meet the AFL/CA Synthetic Technical Committee’s satisfaction as listed on the ALF/Cricket Australia Synthetic Surface registered installer application form.

Contact our customer service team to discuss your facilities requirements and we will recommend an accredited contractor to suit your needs.

Yes, Supergrasse does carry an Advanced Polymer Technology Asia Pacific Pty Ltd’s Warranty. The warranty is restricted to materials supplied by APT Asia Pacific only. It expressively excludes all other obligations or liability in connection with any matter or thing, the condition or quality of the Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia playing surface and further, including without limitation, damages for personal injury or damages related to lost revenue, increased costs, down time costs and all other indirect or consequential damages. If at any time during the Warranty period a client feels he/she has a valid warranty claim, and notifies us in writing, we will delegate a representative, within 15 days of the notification, for a joint inspection. If the claim is agreed as valid, then Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia Pty Ltd will carry out the repairs within a period of 30 days. Our technical and sales staff will be available at all times to advise on the care and maintenance of the surface or any questions you may have regarding our Supergrasse product warranties should any need arise.

It is important to maximise the opportunity to achieve a cricket wicket or pitches life expectancy through an effective maintenance program. Although it is generally recognised that synthetic turf has a major advantage over natural turf in respect to the reduced level of maintenance and need for annual field rejuvenation, there is still a need for programmed routine and special maintenance activities.

Keeping your pitch surface clean and free of containments, removing weeds, moss and algae are some of the items that may require maintenance. For a full maintenance guide, contact our customer service department

Each pitch is unique, it has different levels of use, maintenance programs vary and local conditions contribute to the lifetime of a surface. There are warning signs of when it is time for you to start considering a resurface, this includes the loss of tracking or grip which could cause slipping, paying attention to the batting and bowlers’ ends are essential. Carpet fibres may fold over or their is a loss of structure, this can be corrected by brushing the area with a stiff broom, however if the problem persists it may be time to consider a new resurface. The batting crease may show signs of excessive wear especially from ‘tapping’ the bat, this repeated action will create a depression in the base construction and could eventually wear out the playing surface or damage the shock pad.

If you have a regularly maintenance program in place and the pitch is tested or inspected regularly, it should be possible to forecast when the pitch performance starts to decline. If you are unsure or if your pitch or wickets needs a health check please contact us or an APT Accredited Installer to assess your field.

The Australian Football League (AFL) and Cricket Australia (CA) will only approve synthetic turf fields that have passed a series of laboratory and field based tests outlined in their manual. Download there Handbook and follow the steps outlined in Figure 1 (pg 8) to ensure a suitable and safe synthetic turf field has been installed.

Absolutely, please speak to one of our friendly staff to obtain the necessary specifications for our Supergrasse Cricket product range.

AFL/Cricket Australia Certification - Getting your AFL Field certified

The AFL and Cricket Australia (AFL CA) endorse the playing of community level Australian Football and Cricket on a synthetic turf surface that meets the criteria in the AFL CA Handbook of Testing for Synthetic Turf March 2018. In 2007, Federation University Australia (formerly the University of Ballarat) developed criteria for the use of synthetic turf for Australian Football and cricket commissioned by the AFL, Cricket Australia, Sport & Recreation Victoria and JLT Trustees (the insurer to both the AFL and Cricket Australia). An expert panel regularly review the criteria to ensure that the products are safe and comparable with the playing characteristics of natural grass. Download the AFL/Cricket Australia Synthetic Turf Product Certification Program Overview and Community Cricket facility Guidelines >>

Source: AFL Community Club Facilities Management: http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=891