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FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting [Outdoor/Indoor] - 3 Widths

FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting [Outdoor/Indoor] - 3 Widths

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  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports
  • FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting | Net World Sports

High-performance run-up/surround cricket matting. The perfect solution for a neat cricket pitch finish. Suitable for home, school & cricket club setups. Bespoke matting available in 3 widths (2m, 2.74m & 4m) & multiple length options. 5 year warranty & lifespan of up to 10 years, if correctly installed/maintained (see below).

Special Price AU$99.99

Regular Price: AU$139.99

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PREMIUM CRICKET MATTING – PERFECT FOR HOMES, SCHOOLS & SPORTS CLUBS

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SUPREME QUALITY MATTING

Manufactured using the very best materials, the FORTRESS 15mm tufted grass pile surround matting is the best choice when it comes to protecting your cricket strip.

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MULTIPLE LENGTH OPTIONS

Available in a choice of 3 width sizes (2m, 2.74m or 4m), these top-of-the-range cricket mats can be cut to your desired length. Mat length options range from 1m-30m.

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SHOCKPAD/UNDERLAY UPGRADE

Maximise the performance levels by upgrading to include shockpad/underlay by clicking HERE. Underlay absorbs player/ball impacts, increases lifespan & protects joints.

Description

ULTRA-DURABLE RUN-UP/SURROUND CRICKET MATTING – DESIGNED FOR INDOOR & OUTDOOR PLAY

Our run-up/surround matting not only provides a satisfactory finish in terms of aesthetics but also makes maintenance easier, particularly as it negates the need to mow the grass surrounding the posts of the cricket cage. Manufactured using a high-quality, weatherproof 15mm thick tufted grass pile, the matting offers a professional look and is long-lasting. The premium quality finish matting can be used to surround and protect the main cricket pitch surface or as a run-up cricket surface for bowlers. This matting is suitable for cricketers of all abilities/ages and can be used indoors or outdoors.  The cricket floor mat is ideal for use in various settings, including homes, schools, and cricket clubs.

What makes our matting the very best in the market?

Excellent Spin & Bounce Characteristics

We have redesigned the artificial cricket carpet to improve performance and make it feel more like playing on a natural turf wicket. The 15mm thick matting combined with the 6mm shockpad gives the ball the correct bounce performance (not too high or too low) when installed over the correct sub-base. We have increased yarn density (volume) to 75600 stitches per square metre to enhance the matting’s grip on the ball, this makes it perfect for spin bowling.

Strong Weatherproof Construction

The green yarn (artificial grass blades) are made from high gauge (thick) polyethene (HDPE) that is rot-proof and UV treated so it doesn’t degrade in the sun. The yarn is compacted together using a special net cloth backing and premium SBR bonding (glue) so it doesn’t fall apart. The yarn, backing and glue is built to withstand years of use.

5 Year Warranty & Lifespan Up To 10 Years

Our cricket matting is strong, robust, long-lasting, and weatherproof. It comes with a 5-year warranty (when correctly installed/maintained) and lasts up 7-10 years. Lifespan depends on the installation, maintenance, and usage of the matting.

Performance Consistency

Any competitor can say that their artificial cricket carpet will last years, but this is pointless if the performance suffers over time to create a poor playing surface. This mainly happens due to the green yarn (artificial grass blades) distorting or leaning to one direction over time creating inconsistent/irregular ball bounces and poor grip/ball spin.

Our run-up/surround cricket matting has been specially manufactured with a curled yarn making it non-directional. This means that the yarn on our run-up/surround matting will not distort or lean to one side, even after years of usage and repeated foot traffic over the surface. Our curved yarn technology ensures excellent bounce and spin performance every time.

Shockpad/Underlay (Click HERE to purchase)

6mm Polyester Shockpad/Underlay can be added below our Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting to absorb player and ball impact when coming into contact with the surface. This increases the life span of the matting, is kinder on player’s joints (reduces stress) and it enhances the ball bounce performance to make it more like playing on natural turf wicket.

Installation Advice

There are 2 types of subbases you can install this matting on:

  • Aggregate/Dynamic Base:

This is the best type of base you can install (ball bounce performance-wise) and is recommended by the ECB. It also offers good/quicker rainwater drainage compared to concrete subbase. The bottom 50mm layer is filled with limestone or granite (trade call it MOT Type 1). The middle layer is filled with a weed control fabric (100gsm or above in quality). The top 50mm layer is filled with 6mm granite to dust or sand. We recommend a timber frame edge border to contain these materials, especially for multiple cricket mat lane setups. You then tension and secure down the cricket shockpad/underlay and then the run-up/surround matting using nails/screws.

  • Concrete/Tarmac Base:

This system is popular because local builders/grounds care contractors can offer this service cost-effectively and it lasts for years with minimal maintenance. It also easy for DIY’ers to do this cost-effectively using recycled materials for home setups. ECB and expert cricketers believe the ball bounce is too high/harsh compared to aggregate base setups, but schools/home setups find it acceptable for practice. The bottom 25-50mm layer is filled with sand or crushed stone. The middle layer is filled with a 100gsm weed control fabric. The top 50mm-100mm layer is filled with concrete. Some builders will prefer to use tarmac instead of concrete because it has better drainage, is quicker to set and is softer (gives better ball bounce). Again, we recommend a timber frame edge border to contain these materials. You then tension and secure down the cricket shockpad/underlay and then the run-up/surround matting using nails, screws, or matting glue.

Simple Maintenance Tip

Regularly keep the cricket matting clean and free from mud and moss using a stiff brush, water, and moss-cleaning agents. This enhances the lifespan of the artificial cricket carpet and ensures good, consistent ball performance when the matting hits the surface.

Specifications

FORTRESS RUN-UP/SURROUND CRICKET MATTING SPECIFICATIONS

SIZES AVAILABLE:

  • Choice of Widths: 2m (6ft 6in) | 2.74m (9ft) | 4m (13ft 3in)
  • Choice of Lengths: 1m (3ft 3in) - 30m (98ft 5in)

MATERIALS:

  • Tufted cricket matting construction (texturized)
  • Yarn manufactured from ultra-high-density, virgin-grade polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Yarn Density: 75600 stitches per square metre
  • Yarn is curled & compacted together using net cloth & high-quality SBR bonding (Glue)
  • Matting Thickness: 15mm (0.6in)

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Yarn Colour: Green
  • Backing Colour: Black
  • Suitable for indoor & outdoor play
  • Cricket net matting suitable for home gardens, schools & cricket clubs
  • Cost-effective & long-lasting cricket mats, which require minimal upkeep
  • Cricket matting is strong, easy to lay, weatherproof & UV treated for increased lifespan
  • Upgrading to underlay/shockpad helps to increase the lifespan & overall performance of the matting
  • PLEASE NOTE: This is a bespoke product
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