The ECB's TS6 document on Performance Standards for Non-Turf Cricket Pitches Intended for Outdoor Use is available to download here.
This Standard describes the requirements for non-turf cricket pitch systems intended for outdoor use. It sets requirements for match pitches and practice areas. It does not set requirements for outfields for which there are currently no standards.
The two documents below are to be read in conjunction with TS6, the synthetic pitch standard. Please note, they are guidance for clubs rather than standards.
Guidance for purchase of a non-turf pitch - an essential guide on understanding non-turf pitches and the preparation work required prior to requesting quotations from contractors:
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Employers Requirements - a recommended advice guide to the contract terms under which non-turf pitches are installed (non mandatory):
Code of Practice and Technical Requirements for the Design and Installation of Non-Turf Cricket Facilities
ECB has introduced a voluntary Code of Practice for ECB Approved Non Turf Pitch System suppliers.
ECB will be awarding companies that comply with the Code of Practice a kite mark that should give clubs and schools a benchmark of quality assurance when selecting a supplier.
Compliant companies (recipients of approval) will be eligible to use the kite mark from October 2008.
You can download the code below:
ECB Approved Non-Turf Pitch Systems & Suppliers
For a current list of ECB Approved Non-Turf Pitch Systems & Suppliers, please download the file below: