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Three easy steps to the perfect backyard cricket pitch

Step 1 – Find a space

Select the best open space in your yard and give it a good water. Every space will have characteristics that give your cricket game its own personal character, whether it’s a shed, the hills hoist or an established tree.

Step 2 – Mow the pitch

Mark out your desired pitch and mow the grass low. Use string lines for a professionally cut, straight pitch and a cylinder mower if possible, as it will provide a light roll and a beautifully manicured pitch surface. If the grass is thatchy, lower your mower’s cutting height and repeat to remove more grass.

Step 3 – Mark the crease

Mark the batting and bowling crease on the grass with either a grass-friendly spray can or create your own appropriate paint by watering down white water-based acrylic paint with 2 parts water, 1 part paint. Paint onto grass with a 25-50mm brush.

Want to make your pitch more pro?

Top dress the pitch with a sandy loam to fill in any ridges or holes. This will provide an even better batting surface.

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Backyard cricket pitch