Turf Top - Cricket Training Mat (Watch Video Reviews Below)
The product consists of a four meter by one meter strip of artificial turf into which small ridges have been added. It is these indentations that cause the ball to deviate.
The front edge of the TurfTop mat has a unique wedge-shaped strip that helps prevent the ball from flying up uncontrollably if it hits the edge of the mat. Ridges and undulations in the mat’s surface introduce variability in the bounce of the ball, just as a new cricket ball will do on a turf pitch. The end result is better technique, more successful batting and ultimately more runs.
Bowlers also benefit from the TurfTop mat by learning to pitch the ball onto the ideal spot on the wicket. If the delivery hits the mat, which is positioned on a good line and length, then the ball often deviates, giving the bowler far more reward and feedback than is provided by a flat, uniform, unresponsive pitch.
The TurfTop mat offers deviation akin to a turf wicket with moderate cracking and wear-and-tear; it deviates a good length ball up to 30 cm, but more typically about 10 cm. This movement occurs approximately once every three or four deliveries.
The TurfTop cricket training mat is simply rolled out over the top of the existing pitch before the session begins. Afterwards it quickly rolls up for storage in a simple bag, and is fully portable.
Delivery to NZ will cost extra $150
Delivery to WA, NT or regional areas may cost extra.