Berkhamstead School Cricket Pitch Renovation
We have recently returned to Berkhamstead School to renovate their Cricket pitch for the second year.
The existing surface was removed and a proportion of the loam stockpiled to be reused later in the project. The area was ripped, cultivated and the levels accurately set.
Ongar loam was imported and mixed with the previously stockpiled loam and spread over the wicket in layers. Each layer was laser levelled, consolidated and keyed with a Graden.
Final ground preparations were carried out with a pedestrian rotor rake and hand rakes. Fertiliser was spread and Limagrain MM50 cricket wicket grass seed sown.
In August, we renovated an existing cricket wicket and constructed a new wicket. During the renovation the existing surface was removed along with a layer of the existing loam. The formation was cultivated and laser graded. New Ongar loam was imported, mixed with the stockpiled loam and spread over the wicket. Final preparation was carried out by hand, fertiliser spread and seed sown.