Cricket has always been subject to the vagaries of the weather, with cricketing terms such as ‘rain stopped play’ being in common usage in conversations. But recent weather patterns, particularly extreme events, have brought the effects of climate and weather on cricket into sharp focus at all levels of the game, whether it is the impact of flooding, or the impact of water shortages, which prevented the irrigation of cricket squares and outfields at a number of clubs.
Cricket is a sport committed to natural turf and required quality surfaces to provide satisfactory experience. Producing good surfaces requires water as a critical resource.
Understanding your water consumption will help you to mitigate your risks, for more information please see our guide to “Understanding your Water Consumption” below:
Understanding your water consumption (177 KB)
There are a number of ways in which clubs can save water, to learn more, have a look at our “Top Tips for Saving Water in the Clubhouse” below:
Top Tips for Saving Water (184 KB)
Or if there is a specific area you would like to know more about, there are a series of online resources which provide more information:
- Surface Water Drainage
- Alternative Sources of Water for Irrigation
- Drought Assessment
- Water Regulations Advisory Scheme – Recreation and Sports Grounds, download the PDF: WRAS Recreation and Sports Grounds (352 KB)
Learn more about rainwater harvesting by watching our video from Addington Village Cricket Club