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Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Cricket Pitch is Finished

Well I have finished the blooming pitch complete with stumps and I am rather happy with the results, photos to follow. But firstly the actual dimensions of the pitch are as follows:

  • The width of the base for the pitch is 14" in diameter or 7" in radius.
  • The actual pitch or playing surface is almost to scale at 1/56 in length at 12", in real live the length of a 22 yds pitch would be 14", now you can see I did a miscalculation with the pitch and the diameter and meant that the pitch is 12" long or 19 yds, a whole yards short. Memo to me to remember to add the field on it next time.
  • The width of the pitch has no set width, which I am a little at but I have actually gone for e width that is a little wider so it "looks right" with 28mm chaps. So the neat grassed pitch is 4" wide.
  • The Crease Marking are about 1" for the start of the pitch and another line a follow 3/4" in front of that. The two outer lines are 1/4" from the pitch edge.
  • The Stumps being made for tooth picks were cut to be 3/4" tall with bails, which was made from thin garden wire.

So here are some actually photos of it.













35 comments:

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    1. Thanks there Fran but I would quite say that

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  2. Smashing work! With everyone so well-armed, I doubt there'll be many disputes over an umpire's call. ;)

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  3. Howzat!!! Looks like that wicket might have a bit of bounce early on, with some turn developing later. Should be something for the seamers if the weather turns. A fine cricket wicket!!

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  4. Nice one PK. If the pitch is a little short how cares. IIRC Canterbury Cricket Club has a tree or two on theirs. Call it home field Advantage,

    It does look good and will no doubt draw a few comments on the day.

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    1. Thanks there Clint and I hope it does generate a few comments too

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  5. A very nice and tiday Cricket field. ;-)

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  6. Very, very nice PK! I think you'd be a very brave, or stupid, person to try a pitch invasion with that mob at the crease!

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    1. Thanks there Rosbif but I am sure someone will try

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  7. I adore it Pete, it makes me want to grab some linseed oil and give the old bat a fresh coat!

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    1. Thanks there Michael and there is nothing like the sound of leather on willow

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  8. Brilliant PK.. Now who is making the cucumber sandwiches for tea..

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    1. Thanks there Dave and I have tables just need to make plates of sandwiches now before next weekend. Thats not going to happen

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  9. Wonderful and so full of character!

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  10. Super playing field, PK.

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  11. looks so real !!
    great work !

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    1. Thank you Sam I'm just hope it looks good on the day

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  12. Just found your blogg, and..Damn! This is so.. so... British and looks Awsome too!
    Very Impressive, I say!

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  13. That's a thing of beauty goes perfectly with the cricketers. Bravo!

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