Notts Sports installs new pitches at Lord's Cricket Ground

Notts Sport, the supplier of synthetic cricket surfacing systems, has installed a replacement match pitch and refurbished two practice lanes at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

The work has seen the match pitch on the Nursery Ground at Lord’s completely replaced, with the former synthetic system excavated and removed, and a top-of-the-range NottsBase D System NG12 installed over an Envelope Base.

The refurbishment of the two practice lanes, also on the Nursery Ground, included extending the length of the areas, rebuilding the base aggregate, adding new NottsBase performance pads and laying new NottsGrass NG7 carpets.

Alex Bennett, cricket sales director for Notts Sport Cricket South, said: "The ultra-low maintenance and performance of the NottsBase D System and the durability of the tufted NottsGrass surface provided the perfect solution."

The work was carried out over four days in March 2015, while Middlesex County Cricket Club were on tour in Dubai.

The new match pitch will be used by youth teams, while the practice facilities will be used by Middlesex and national teams before and after a match at Lord’s main pitch.

Ryan Le Roux, of the Lord’s groundstaff, said: "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, says: "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."

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