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It’s a six! total-play launches three new ECB approved non-turf pitch systems

by total-play 2 minute read

With the ECB’s official approval of another three new non-turf cricket pitch system designs, taking the total to SIX, total-play Ltd offers unrivalled choice when it comes to surfaces for match play and practice facilities.

The three new ‘NPC’ – or ‘natural pitch colour’ – systems offer state-of-the-art performance with a more traditional look that mimics a natural cricket pitch in peak season. The ‘straw’ or beige-coloured carpets are now available on all of total-play’s base designs, adding three new ECB approved systems to the stable: tp365 NPC; tpb1 NPC and tp5t NPC.

All are designed to offer performance that mimics a high-performance natural pitch with pace and bounce to promote every aspect of the modern game.

Kings Heath CC opted for the new NPC carpet with a blue border and run up to increase contrast for youth and Visually Impaired users

The systems feature variations in base construction and carpet type to suit varying site conditions and client requirements. The flagship tp365 NPC features a dynamic aggregate base system topped with total-play’s exclusive shock pads and a premium quality Wilton Woven carpet in the natural colourway. tp5t NPC offers the same base construction but with a tufted as opposed to woven carpet, offering a great solution for clubs on a budget, while ‘tpB1 NPC’ offers an engineered base (tarmac) – ideal for clubs where flooding could be an issue and minimum maintenance is high priority – with the same premium quality woven carpet as ‘tp365’.

MD David Bates says: “Now we with have SIX ECB approved system designs we offer an unmatched choice in non-turf cricket practise facilities.

“Adding new carpet colours to our existing range, simply gives our clients a more choice than ever before. Dependant on site conditions, maintenance goals and the required performance, total-play can now truly design a system bespoke to any client. Not all projects are the same – allow us to show you why.”

 Among the first clubs to take up the new ‘NPC’ option in its new practice facility was Birmingham’s Kings Heath, choosing to combine it with blue borders and run-ups, as Club Chairman Jon Clugston explains: “There are several reasons we opted for the natural and blue carpet colour combination – blue is our club colour so it was a nice touch but, on a more serious note, we’d read a lot into how a lighter coloured surface is important in helping young players improve their hand-eye coordination. We also have a group of visually impaired cricketers who use our facility on a regular basis, so the contrast on the carpet and also between the dark ball and lighter surface really helps them, too.”

To find out more about total-play’s range of ECB approved synthetic cricket pitch system designs visit www.total-play.co.uk


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