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barry glynn
Posted 26 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Hope it spins!
Whay hey! bye bye Hughes!
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mackay
Posted 26 Dec 2010
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Ground looks fab. A credit to the curator.
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barry glynn
Posted 26 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Yep looks superb.
Track looks ok, hopefully it will spin
YES HUSSEY OUT!!!!
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wickerman
Posted 26 Dec 2010 Last edited: 26 Dec 2010
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If we lose now, we need lining up against a wall and shooting.

Hopefully, the boys can knuckle down and drill them into the ground and pile on a lead of 300+, then give mitchell johnson and brad haddin all the stick they've given our chaps, plus interest!

Not that i'm partisan.
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barry glynn
Posted 26 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Hopefully they can rack up 500 from here and really thump them!
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barry glynn
Posted 27 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Looking good then. Pitch getting easier all the time though. Hopefully Swan can get something out of it second time arouund.

Id like to see one of these drop in pitches started from scratch and see how they do it.They are only about six inches or so deep I believe.
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GRG
Posted 27 Dec 2010
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Climate and soil must be critical Barry, two have been trialled at Lords for several years now, without success i believe.
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barry glynn
Posted 27 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Suppose so, like a lot of things,if you aint got the weather....
What I mean though is, how do they physically put one together from scratch?
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jlawrence
Posted 28 Dec 2010
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Of course there's no bounce, bend your back and put some bloody effort in.

I agree Barry, I think it would make for some interesting reading.
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jlawrence
Posted 28 Dec 2010
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Of course there's no bounce, bend your back and put some bloody effort in.

One thing that springs to mind is that with the drop in system you 'should' be able to totally manage the environment it's created in. So pretty much everything should be just about perfect. Other than financial reasons I can't see any reason why you can't manage light levels, moisture, humidity, everything in order to produce the perfect track.
So reading what they do, how and why would be of interest.
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Vic
Posted 28 Dec 2010
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Waterloo Sunset.

Barry, have a look on Pitchcare Oceana message board, there is a link to some great facebook pictures.
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barry glynn
Posted 28 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Will do Vic, just as soon as ive watched the highlights!
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barry glynn
Posted 28 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Had a look. There is this link, showing one before its put in.
http://www.dreamcricket.com/community/blogs/cricfield/archive/2010/08/04/drop-in-pitches-may-be-the-solution-for-usa-s-infrastructure-woes.aspx

Be interesting to find one that described the process from scratch.
They ve obviously got conventional strips at the MCG but presumably consider the drop inn to produce a better pitch?
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platinum
Posted 28 Dec 2010
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http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=284580502254#!/album.php?aid=230951&id=176777081569



http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=165149&id=176777081569



Photos of decks getting put in and out
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A J
Posted 29 Dec 2010
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Always a pleasure bringing on the new seed

Well done to the boys. A fantastic achievement
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barry glynn
Posted 29 Dec 2010
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Yes! Great stuff
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mackay
Posted 29 Dec 2010
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dlp

great pics - thanks for the links.
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