Verde Sports - Does What It Says On The 'Tin'
OK, Verde Sports pitches don't come in a tin, as such, but they will do the job they are required to do, as user assessment forms compiled by Stourport Cricket Club will testify.
At Stourbridge, which has two Premier and two Test Match system pitches, more than 250 forms were completed during the 2013 season by players of all abilities as part of the ECB pitch re-approval process.
Verde claim that the Premier pitches provided a high level of consistency, excellent response to spin and are less affected by weather while the Test Match pitches are more variable in their characteristics with less movement leading to more opportunity for players to affect the performance.
Exactly as Verde claim - the Test Match pitches with a wider distribution in pace and bounce and the Premier system more responsive to spin.
"The results couldn’t have better reflected the claims made for the pitch systems," company director Peter Dury said.
"The club also had its roller stolen during the season which meant that the pitches could not be rolled and this also showed the importance of maintenance and how the Test Match system can be influenced by rolling during the season."
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