Cricket Grounds: The Evolution, Maintenance and Construction of Natural Turf Cricket Tables and Outfields

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STRI, 1991 - Cricket grounds - 221 pages
Covering all aspects of cricket groundsmanship, this text sets the maintenance of modern cricket grounds in historical context by a survey of the groundsman's art since the 1600s. The work details the history of groundsmanship either side of World War II, looking at the modern role of agronomists and other scientists in the study of cricket surfaces. Subsequent topics include: the assessment of an existing table; pitch preparation; mechanized maintenance operations; fertilizer and top dressing; weed, moss, worm and pest control; renovation and repair; and care of the outfield. A chapter is devoted to the planning and construction of new grounds.
 

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Cricket grounds and groundsmanship
7
Groundsmen and scientists
44
Modern cricket table maintenance
70
The preparation of wicket strips for play
96
The maintenance of the cricket table
111
The maintenance of the cricket table
133
The maintenance of the cricket table
155
The maintenance of the cricket table
183
The cricket outfield
193
Cricket ground construction
204
APPENDICES
i
a personal account
viii
The design and physical features of the recently relaid
xv
E Problems of the Melbourne test cricket pitch and their
xxvii
F Objective assessment of turf cricket pitches using an impact
xxxvi
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