Project: NZ Cricket
Client: NZ Cricket
Sports Turf Management
Traditionally New Zealand cricket pitches were low and slow. Nowadays, the international venues in New Zealand provide some of the best and most consistent test, ODI and T20 pitches in the World. The 1st class pitches are also of a consistently high standard.
Pitch monitoring and other extension services provided by NZSTI have been instrumental in the massive gains that have been achieved.
Pitch monitoring measures the underground condition of pitches. That information then allows rolling and watering practices to be optimised to produce optimal underground pitch conditions. Widepsread implementation of pitch monitoring and associated extension at 1st class cricket grounds in New Zealand by NZSTI has brought about significant improvements in the overall quality of pitches. Essentially, a much greater undrstanding of what it takes to prepare top quality cricket pitches has been developed and disseminated.