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Cricket Surfaces

From professional standard woven wickets to school and training budget surfaces, we have the perfect solution to meet all club and county needs.

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Our non-turf artificial cricket wickets are used all over the world and are manufactured with some of the very best fibres available.

If you’re thinking of having an Artificial cricket surface installed, we have many different options for you to choose from that can be tailored to suit your budget and your needs. The three main types of artificial cricket pitch surface are woven, tufted and needlepunch and we manufacture all three from our factory in West Yorkshire.

In addition to its low-maintenance nature, our synthetic cricket surfaces are an environmentally friendly, all weather surface with eye-catching realism.

We manufacture our own high-quality surfaces in the UK and can advise on the construction and installation of your surface, through our network of specialist contractors. By working with us you can find the right surface at a competitive cost.

Contact us today to discuss your sports facility or a specific project.

Our Artificial Cricket Pitches

Artificial surfaces offer realistic play with significantly lower maintenance costs than a natural grass wicket. The three main types of artificial cricket pitch surface are woven, tufted and needlepunch and we manufacture all three from our factory in West Yorkshire.

We strongly recommend a woven surface for the following reasons:

  • Strength – Tensile strength tests have shown that woven surfaces stand up better to continued use. This means that in high use areas, they are considerably less likely to stretch.
  • Drainage – The natural porosity of the woven material lends itself better to quick, effective drainage. However, our tufted surfaces have holes punched in to the backing to improve drainage.
  • Resistance to spikes – When spikes are used, the construction of a woven surface means that it will puncture to contain the impact from the spike, whereas a tufted surface comes with a much higher risk of tearing.
  • Durability – Tests have shown that both our woven and tufted cricket surfaces experience less than 5% wear even after 2,000 cycles.

Whichever surface you choose, we also recommend a shock pad is installed underneath to protect the playing surface and improve the comfort of those playing on it.

The manufacturing processes vary between the different surfaces, but all are made at our factory in West Yorkshire, and we are ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited. Our woven surfaces are manufactured with a non-directional pile for realistic play characteristics.

There are many things to consider when installing an artificial cricket pitch, of which the following are some of the more important ones:

  • Surface – We offer 3 surface options – woven, tufted or needlepunch. We will discuss your requirements with you to find the surface that gives the best playing experience for your needs.
  • Maintenance – Artificial pitches are cheaper to maintain than natural grass pitches, but you should still consider how you will manage the upkeep of the pitch and choose a surface that you can realistically manage to maintain. We can advise you on the type and level of maintenance required for each of our surfaces.
  • Cost – Budget will of course be a key consideration. With our range of playing surfaces, we can give you a number of different options to choose from in order to meet your budget.
  • System – We recommend that our surfaces are used in systems designed by leading suppliers such as Dura-Sport Limited, Club Turf, Verde Sports and Exclusive Leisure.

We manufacture our pitches in the UK and they are installed right across the country. Many have even been installed in other parts of the world. Here are some more reasons why you should consider working with us:

  • Experience – We have been installing sport and play surfaces since 1991, and our parent company National Floorcoverings dates back much further.
  • Quality – We manufacture all our own surfaces, which are ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited.
  • UV Stable – To ensure the longevity of our wickets, we use the highest UV Stabiliser in our fibres to minimise the effects of exposure to UV.
  • Peace of Mind – All of our wickets and pitches are backed by a minimum 5-Year Warranty.

UK manufactured for 28 years

Playrite manufactures needlepunch, tufted and woven surfaces, all from our home in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. As the only UK company to manufacture all three types of artificial surface, Playrite is uniquely positioned to offer totally impartial advice on the type of surface to suit your needs.

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