Berkhamsted School Cricket Wicket Construction and Renovation

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Berkhamsted School is one of Britain’s leading independent schools steeped in a rich 470 year history. 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.

An existing artificial wicket was removed, the formation raised to be level with the outfield and the area seeded. Adjacent to this removed wicket a new natural wicket was constructed. The formation was excavated, laser graded and Ongar loam spread and consolidated. The wicket was laser graded again, prepped by hand, fertiliser spread and Limagrain MM50 sown.


Project Specification

Machinery Dumper, Koro Field Top Maker, Mid Mount Laser Grader, Volvo Excavator
Materials Limagrain MM50 Seed

Client Feedback

“Berkhamsted School required one cricket square to be constructed, and another to be reprofiled utilising the existing loam profile.

From the response to the initial enquiry, throughout the process of a site visit, tender submission, attending to the pre-start arrangements and completion of the project, Fineturf delivered to the highest possible standard.

In summary, simply the best contractor the School has ever employed.”

Mike Herring - Head Groundsman