Notts Sport, the world's leading supplier of synthetic cricket pitch systems, is launching a brand new portable pitch that opens up a world of practice and matchplay opportunities for sports providers, schools, clubs and local authorities.
The Powerplay Instant Cricket System is a roll-out pitch that can be laid over almost any existing artificial turf surface, with installation typically completed in less than five minutes.
Exclusive to Notts Sport, the system is ideal for creating instant facilities for coaching and for recreational matches.
The performance layer is the key innovation within the Powerplay Instant Cricket System, delivering the realistic and consistent bounce that is unique to this solution.
The pitch surface itself has been specially designed to help players improve their technique by taking both spin and seam, while making it easy for the batsman to see the ball.
The pioneering design includes stabilising strips so that the mat lies flat, and the system includes a specially developed trolley which not only ensures the surface retains its shape and performance characteristics between uses, but also makes it easy to move, install and store.
Shaun Patrick, Chairman of Notts Sport, says: "The Powerplay Instant Cricket System is a fantastic new way to encourage people of all ages to discover and enjoy cricket, using a surface that provides similar characteristics to that of a real pitch.
"It's especially useful in urban environments where traditional cricket pitches aren't available, and with many artificial pitches already installed under floodlights, the system will make floodlit cricket accessible to all.
"We envisage the Powerplay Instant Cricket System will be a big hit with cricket clubs and schools seeking extra facilities or to extend their cricket season, and it's a great option for sports providers and local authorities looking to gain extra revenue from their existing artificial sports grounds."
The Powerplay Instant Cricket System is porous, meaning play is possible even after rain, and the mat is accessible for wheelchair users. The surface also offers good grip, and enhanced player comfort, and can be used over a range of surfaces, including 3G and 5-a-side artificial turf pitches.
Notts Sport has 27 years' experience in the synthetic sports and play surfacing industry, and its innovations in artificial pitch systems have made it the world's leading supplier of non-turf facilities for coaching, practice and matchplay.
The company also offers bespoke pitches designed to individual requirements and based on its ECB-approved NottsBase D System and Envelope System, as well as a range of portable training mats for indoor use.
Further information on the new Powerplay Instant Cricket System is available by visiting www.nottssport.com