Leading synthetic cricket surfacing systems suppliers Notts Sport have recently completed work at Lord’s to install a replacement match pitch and two practice lanes at the home of cricket.
The work was carried out over four days when Middlesex CCC were on tour to Dubai and the new installations will be used by all teams at Lord’s, from international touring sides to youth teams.
The pitch on the Nursery Ground was completely replaced with the former synthetic system excavated and removed and replaced with a NottsBase D System NG12 installed over an Envelope Base, designed to perform as close as possible to a covered first-class square.
Also on the Nursery Ground, two practice lanes have been refurbished, extending their length, rebulding the base aggregate, adding new NottsBase performance pads and laying new NottsGrass NG7 carpets.
“The ultra-low maintenance and performance of the NottsBase D System and the durability of the tufted NottsGrass surface provided the perfect solution,” Alex Bennett, Cricket Sales Director for Notts Sport Cricket South, explained.
Ryan Le Roux, part of Lord’s groundstaff team, commented: “We were very happy with the service we received from Notts Sport. They were very professional from start to finish.”
Shaun Patrick, Chairman of Notts Sport, added: “We’re honoured to have been chosen for this work at the Home of Cricket to provide first-class match and practice facilities which will be used by players from youth teams right through to international cricketers.
“It’s testament to the exceptional performance and durability of our tufted surfaces that they impressed the groundstaff at Lord’s – there really is no higher recommendation!”
Notts Sport provides a wide selection of synthetic turf systems for cricket including four products approved by the ECB – which has awarded the company NTP Code of Practice Accreditation.