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Headingley Carnegie

HeadingleyAt Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Headingley Carnegie, six months’ work to level the pitch and install new irrigation and drainage systems at the 15,000 square metre ground was completed when the final piece of specially reinforced Lindum Lokturf was laid, ready for immediate use and in time for the players to practice ahead of the season.

Because of the thickness and stability of the turf, it was agreed that the club could hold three consecutive days of pre-season friendly games on the outfield, the first of these starting just five days after the final turf had been laid.

Head Groundsman Andy Foggarty knew that time was tight for the project to finish in time for the start of the season. “We knew that we wanted a reinforced turf, 40mm thick, because it would need to be played on almost as soon as it went down,” he says. “Lindum Lokturf was chosen knowing that it was grown on a free-draining rootzone, which met England and Wales Cricket Board requirements and, being fibre-reinforced, it would provide an instant stable surface that would not break up.”