Case Study: Dauntsey's School

5 Lane Cricket Coaching and Practice Facility

Dauntsey’s is a leading co-educational independent boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds, located on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

Cricket is the main sport for boys at Dauntsey’s in the Summer Term. Most boys have games twice a week throughout the term, with extra practices and net sessions taking place after school for team squads and individuals. At least 12 teams regularly compete against other schools on Saturday afternoons and midweek. Internal matches are also played on Saturday afternoons to give all boys an opportunity to play the game.

The brief was to design and build a 37m x 20.3m coaching and practice facility featuring five ECB-approved 24.2m non-turf cricket practice pitches within a 4m high cage and netting structure.

A 2.4m heavy duty rigid panel steel fence with double and single access gates encloses the facility.

The project also included the provision of an additional non-turf batting end and a macadam access path.


5 Lane Cricket Coaching and Practice Facility. 751m2.

ECB-approved Notts Sport NottsBase® D System practice pitches.

Low maintenance artificial grass surrounds and extended practice area.

Recessed power points for bowling machines.

Fully enclosed ECB-recommended cage and netting structure.

Heavy duty rigid panel steel fence.

The new cricket practice area installed by S&C Slatter provides exactly the facility we were seeking.
It offers a style of performance ideal for pupils of all ages and abilities, is available for use at all times, and requires little maintenance. We are extremely pleased with our investment.

Steve Challis, Head Groundsman, Dauntsey’s School

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