Hybrid H3 Wicket
The hybrid cricket pitch was designed and developed by Tony Hemming Head Curator of Dubai’s ICC Academy, researched by using different materials from other sporting codes and native cricket soils from around the world.
It gives the cricketer the same variation depending on moisture in the soil, which allows for a more natural bounce, seam & spin of a pitch. It also much easier to maintain for the groundsmen and pitch preparation time is reduced to one day. Foot holes are barely in need of repair.
Our Hybrid H3 wicket combines the qualities of a natural and a synthetic pitch. This innovative design uses a high-quality synthetic grass filled with natural soil, smoothed to below the level of the pile height. The result is a low maintenance surface that is fast to prepare, but responds to changes in the moisture content in the soil, allowing the Bounce, Seam and Spin of a natural pitch.
The variations mimicked by this wicket are very similar to the spin-friendly pitches prepared in the subcontinent. Installed in the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, this wicket has been used by the Australian team in preparations for campaigns overseas.