Practice Cricket Wicket
Turf Drain Australia completed the practice wicket strip extension, 21 metres long by 2 metres wide, for Canbay Council.
A brief scope of works is as follows:
- Excavate the wicket area to a depth of 150mm from the existing surface. The base of this excavation is to be graded to match the grade of the proposed surface grade of the new turf wicket.
- Turf Drain Australia will then compact the sub-base to establish a foundation on which the wicket can be built.
- The base was laser graded to the same grades as the finished surface contours.
- “Bidum” cloth is placed over the surface of the sub-base and a layer of very coarse sand to a depth of 50mm is spread and laser graded to a close tolerance in the wicket square.
- A 170mm wide plinth board was installed around the perimeter edge of the wicket strip to retain the soil when compacted.
- 100mm of “Oberon” wicket soil was then carefully spread, compacted and laser graded in layers until the final level is achieved.
- An extra one metre of grass was removed from around the new wicket to blend it into the surrounding area and prepared for grassing.
- The wickets and the extra metre around the perimeter edges were grassed using washed “Legend” couch.
These works were completed in three days.