Case Study: King Edward's School Bath

4 Lane Cricket Coaching and Practice Facility

KES has a strong sporting heritage with sport occupying an important position in the life of the school. All pupils are encouraged to take advantage of the curricular and co-curricular opportunities which are available to them.

14 school cricket teams actively participate in Regional inter-school competition and a girls’ team competes locally. Cricket is played at the picturesque Bathampton grounds which is home to two squares, an artificial turf match wicket and practice nets.

S&C Slatter has built a new 34.1m x 15.63m four lane cricket coaching and practice facility at the grounds. The playing surface is the ECB-approved Notts Sport NottsBase® D System extended with VHAF NottsSward artificial grass to create a fully synthetic area of 532m2.

The ECB-recommended 4m high cage and netting structure features internally hung independent tunnel nets to each lane with a tensionable line-wire system. Batting blinkers, white netting behind the batsmen for better sighting of straight drives and an anti-vermin protection skirt complete the specification.


4 Lane Cricket Coaching and Practice Facility. 532m2.

24.2m ECB-approved Notts Sport NottsBase® D System NG12 pitches.

Artificial grass extension and surrounds to create a fully synthetic area.

ECB-recommended cage and netting structure with independent tunnel nets, tensionable line-wire system, batting blinkers, white netting for sighting, anti-vermin protection skirt.

The newly installed nets will transform our cricket programme. 40 pupils will now be able to train in the nets simultaneously, ensuring access for all, be it our senior teams training for a match, or those playing as part of a class lesson. The nets have a really true bounce and the actual size of them produces an impressively safe environment for all our cricketers to enjoy the game and work on their skills.

Gregg Brown, Head of Cricket, King Edward’s School Bath

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