Cricket Pitches

Life Sports Turf has installed and maintained both cricket pitches and cricket fields across South Africa.  There will be no corridor of uncertainty with a Life Sports Turf cricket pitch.

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Cricket pitches

A cricket pitch plays a significant role in the results of the game as a pitch can be batsman-friendly or pro-bowler this is why a pitch report if given at the beginning of a cricket match. Players also inspect the pitch before they begin play. The condition of a cricket pitch also influences the decision of the Captain of the winning toss and the length of the cricket match.

Featherbed, Belter or dead cricket pitch

A dead cricket pitch weighs  in the favour of the batsman because the grass is either dead or these is less grass so bowlers are less able to intimidate the batsman.

Bunsen or green tops

A Bunsen is a cricket pitch that heavily favours bowlers. The longer blade length of the grass assist with getting speed on the ball.

Dusty Pitches

A dusty cricket pitch is a softer pitch top-dressed with clay or sand that helps spin bowlers. The sand or clay is also not rolled into the pitch as hard thus assisting spinners.

Life Sports Turf does not serve pudding pitches on any cricket table.

“Before you lay a foundation on the cricket field, there should be a solid foundation in your heart and you start building on that. After that as you start playing more and more matches, you learn how to score runs and how to take wickets.”  - Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket fields

Cricket fields do not adhere to any specific shape so there are no fixed dimensions for the field. However, the ICC Standard Dimensions of a cricket field require 13400 square metres of grass.

Cricket fields require the same grass as hockey fields, with a common preference in South Africa being cynodon grass; however, kikuyu is more prevalent.

There will be no double teapots from players with a cricket field maintained by the turf division of Life Green Group.