Cricket Pitch Watering
In very dry weather it is difficult to ensure that the cricket square recovers from the damage caused by frequent matches. Cricket pitch irrigation systems can promote re-growth.
Permanent Cricket Pitch Watering Systems
Permanent cricket irrigation systems consist of underground pipes bringing water to pop-up sports sprinklers located in the playing surface of the cricket pitch. A travelling sprinkler is then connected to water the square in one pass.
Water is supplied from a break tank and pump unit. If this is located near to a roof structure, recycled rainwater can be used – keeping the watering costs down but increasing the initial costs as larger tanks are required to store the rainwater for use in the Summer.
Temporary Cricket Pitch Irrigation Systems
For temporary cricket pitch watering systems, sprinklers on risers can be used. A set of 3 sprinklers will water a strip 10m wide and 30m long. These are placed out on the square and left for a number of hours, then moved along the square.
If the pressure and flows are good, water may be supplied from a standpipe. For poor quality supplies, water can be supplied from a water storage tank and pump unit.
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