Case Study: Shipton-under-Wychwood Cricket Club

3 Lane Cricket Coaching and Practice Facility

With an excellent heritage which includes winning the National Village Knockout Final at Lord’s in 2002 and 2003, the club’s first eleven currently plays in the Home Counties Premier League.

S&C Slatter was commissioned to rebuild the existing twin lane practice nets, extending the footprint to include a third lane and an overall synthetic surface area of 32.1m x 11.98m. The aggregate bases constructed some twelve years previously, when we installed the original facility, were able to be retained, with re-levelling and re-screeding restoring their performance to ‘as new’.

All the batting ends now feature the ECB-approved Notts Sport Envelope System® NG12 with the bowling ends upgraded and finished with the NottsGrass NG12 cricket surface.

4m high internally hung independent tunnel nets have been provided within a new cage and netting structure which has the outer wings extended to 31.5m in length.


3 Lane Cricket Coaching and Practice Facility – 385m2.

ECB-approved Notts Sport Envelope System® NG12 batting ends.

Low maintenance artificial grass surrounds and extended practice area.

Recessed power points for bowling machines.

Fully enclosed ECB-recommended cage and netting structure with independent tunnel nets and anti-vermin protection skirt.

White netting at each end for enhanced sighting of the ball.

Coaching lines inset into the playing surface.

Our new three lane, fully enclosed, facility means we can train on days when the outfield is wet without the nets becoming dangerous because of trodden in mud. And we can run a bowling machine in one lane for some of the seniors while still coaching our juniors in the other two. It has already made a big impact on the club and our ability to coach more cricketers at a higher level.

S&C Slatter did what they promised they would do, on time and budget, and with a friendly and flexible attitude at all times, we couldn’t ask for more.

Graham Nelson, Youth Co-ordinator, Shipton-under-Wychwood Cricket Club

For more information call 01635 34521 or email