ALL SQUARE AT THE GREEN
Following the end of a dramatically curtailed playing season at Stratfield & Hartley Wespall Cricket Club, the playing square at The Green has undergone major ‘surgery’ to improve all aspects of its performance.
The club has commissioned a specialist pitch preparation company to carry out measures to improve the quality of grass and soil. The aim is to create a playing surface which is safe and has good pace and bounce. These measures are targeted to produce an even contest between bat and ball.
The work has been carried out despite a period when, due to Covid restrictions, few matches could be played and even less social activities were provided for members - severely impacting upon our income levels. At one stage it was feared that the upgrade would have to be shelved.
However, a great effort - throughout the club - saw contributions and annual subscriptions achieve similar levels to that of a ‘normal’ season.