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Northern Territory Cricket welcomes the completion of a purpose-built drop-in wicket nursery at TIO Stadium, with two drop-in wickets currently housed and plans to build a third.

The nursery is a crucial piece of sporting infrastructure built next to the playing surface to allow for the easy creation, preparation and installation of drop-in cricket pitches in and out of TIO Stadium.

The Territory Labour Government has invested $280,000 in the project as NT Cricket continues its push for the return of International Cricket to the Territory for the first time since 2008.

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1 days ago



The most stunning settings of cricket grounds that I have seen around the world:

After seeing a photo of this ground (pictured) I decided to head to Dharamsala for the 4th (& subsequently deciding) test of Australia's 2017 tour to India. It proved to be a great decision with the series locked at 1-1 after Australia won the first test (Steve O'Keefe match figures of 12-70) & India the second (despite Nathan Lyon's 8-50) providing a chance to witness a rare series victory in India and attend the inaugural test at one of the World's most stunning cricket grounds. I convinced my mate Knucklehead to join me and it would be fair to say that he and I had a more enjoyable time than the Australian team (if that isn't the case it may help explain why India won.) Australia was unable to fully capitalise on a Steve Smith hundred (his 3rd of the series) being dismissed for 300 before conceding a lead of 32 on the first innings only after an aggressive 63 from Jadeja batting at 8. The Australian pace attack was steady but not particularly threatening so it was a surprise that the Indian quicks Kumar & Yadav had the Australian top 3 back in the splendid pavilion within 10 overs after a fine display of hostile, accurate fast bowling. The match was as good as over as Jadeja & Ashwin suffocated the remaining batsmen with 3 wickets apiece & the Indians knocked off the runs early on day 4 with 8 wickets in hand.

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Northern Territory Cricket welcomes the completion of a purpose-built drop-in wicket nursey at TIO Stadium, with two drop-in wickets currently housed and plans to build a third.

The nursery is a crucial piece of sporting infrastructure built next to the playing surface to allow for the easy creation, preparation and installation of drop-in cricket pitches in and out of TIO Stadium.

The Territory Labour Government has invested $280,000 in the project

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3 weeks ago



Gabba Sporting Products are thrilled to be awarded and play their role in shaping the future of cricket in the United States. As the sport’s popularity surges, we are at the forefront, manufacturing and supplying state-of-the-art training facilities for the Nassau County International Stadium in New York. This iconic venue is set to be a cornerstone of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, marking a historic moment in cricket’s expansion to new horizons.

As the countdown to the World Cup continues, Gabba Sporting Products is dedicated to ensuring that the Nassau County International Stadium’s training facilities are of the highest standard and player safety. Our commitment to excellence and innovation in sports infrastructure is unwavering, and we are excited to be part of this historic chapter in cricket’s global journey

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2 months ago



Looking for a hassle-free solution for centre wicket training?

Look no further than the Gabba Sporting Products Portable Batting Cages, in collaboration with Mow Master Turf Equipment, our portable custom netting solution is perfect for the team Cricket NSW and beyond.

Join the likes of Washington Freedom, Cricket NSW and Cricket USA in experiencing the convenience and quality of our cricket netting equipment.

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5 months ago



Exciting News Announcement from the USA for Gabba

The Chennai Super Kings Cricket Academy is completed !!

A state-of-the-art 12-lane indoor cricket academy in Dallas, Texas, USA!

This magnificent facility features two WICF Indoor courts with international length runups, providing the ultimate training environment for aspiring cricketers in the USA.

With the Gabba exclusive green-beige exclusive playing surface, this academy offers exceptional playing conditions, giving you the thrill of playing on a world-class facility, just like the ICC Academy in Dubai!

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6 months ago



At the Olympic Indoor Sports Center in Baltimore USA, the game has been taken to a new level with the installation of SF10 300 exclusive synthetic green/beige turf from Gabba Sporting Products. This top-notch turf not only promises superb playability but also adds a stunning aesthetic to the indoor facility. Step into a new dimension of sports experience like no other!

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8 months ago



We're thrilled to unveil the newly built cricket facility at Oakes Oval, Lismore. This modern facility features one public lane and two exclusive club lanes, designed to cater to cricket enthusiasts of all levels. The club lanes are secured with black coated chain wire and equipped with two single-door entrances, ensuring a private and exclusive space for focused training sessions.

Spanning 36m in length and 10.8m in width, the facility is adorned with a blend of green and beige synthetic grass, with an extended green for the run-up, offering an optimal playing experience.

The entire facility is surrounded by a black coated chain wire for enhanced security, while the internal soft netting is designed to absorb the impact of the ball, ensuring both safety for players and durability of the equipment.

As Lismore City rebuilds, the Oakes Oval cricket facility stands as a beacon of communal determination and the unyielding spirit of cricket lovers in the city. We're excited for the matches and training sessions ahead. 🏏

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8 months ago



We're excited to unveil the newly completed indoor cricket facility at Radford College, ACT.

A Eight-lane marvel, this facility stands as a testament to modern design and functionality, made even more impressive by the perimeter-fixed, spring-loaded cage net, ensuring a safe and consistent playing environment.

Each lane is covered with a blend of green and beige 10mm synthetic grass, offering players an authentic cricket experience while providing durability for extended use. Unique to this setup, we've integrated vertical winched retractable lane nets, allowing the space to be transformed for multi-court activities seamlessly.

In collaboration with Stewart Architecture, we meticulously designed this state-of-the-art facility. The installation of a rubber shock pad further enhances the quality of the playing surface, while the addition of indoor cricket sight screens in black and white ensures the best visual experience for batsmen.

We invite students, staff, and the broader Radford College community to revel in this cutting-edge facility. Your continued support and passion for the game inspire us to create and innovate.

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10 months ago



Job Opportunity with Northern Territory Cricket - Senior Curator

Reporting to the Head of Facilities, the newly created position of Senior Curator will play a critical role in the growth and development of cricket in the Territory by:

- leading the curation and management of cricket facilities in Alice Springs between September and March.
- providing curating support to deliver an increasing volume and standard of cricket in Darwin between April and August.

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11 months ago



Tony Hemming has written a book about stadium shade management research and Turf Maintenance working in the Middle East for over a 12-year period. Including working as part of the design team for the Al Wakrah stadium, Qatar, Fifa 2022 World Cup. The book is based on managing Turf under extreme temperatures and dust storms under hot drought conditions.

It’s a must read for Turf managers and design engineers wanting to learn about actual water management for warm season Turf management under the harshest environment.

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12 months ago
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