Synthetic grass cricket pitches and ball bounce characteristics

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Ball, Kevin and Hrysomallis, Con (2012) Synthetic grass cricket pitches and ball bounce characteristics. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15 (3). pp. 272-276. ISSN 1440-2440


Differences were detected in the ball bounce characteristics between the different synthetic surfaces and data reported for natural turf. The All-Seasons synthetic surface had a lower speed ratio and a higher angle ratio than the Traditional synthetic surface and produced a slower and higher bounce. When compared to data for natural turf, the All- Seasons surface had a slower speed whilst the Traditional surface generated comparable speed. Both synthetic pitches produced a higher bounce than reported values for turf. Variation in the ball bounce characteristics between different synthetic pitches and natural turf may have implications for skill development as well as safety.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2011.10.010
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords ResPubID24850, speed ratio, angle ratio, consistency, high speed motion analysis, pitch performance, turf pitches
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