The Green Horticultural Group were the successful tenders to undertake a complete reconstruction and rebuild of Council’s wicket tables at Alan Morse Park. The works involved the re-orientation of the existing wicket table and construction of new table with 5 pitches.
The scope of works included the following:
Site Survey and set out for re-orientation of the wicket table
Removal and disposal of existing turf cover
Excavation of existing soil
Excavation and storage of existing wicket soil
Compaction of sub-base and installation of bidum cloth
Placement of DGB and compaction
Placement of course sand layer and laser graded
Supply and install drainage system to perimeter of wicket table
Supply and installation of a plinth board to perimeter of new wicket table
Supply, install, compact and laser grade existing cricket wicket soil and add new soil as required to achieve specified levels
Replacement of approval soil and turf to original wicket table areas
Supply and install washed Conquest Couch to the wicket table and affected outer edges of the works
During the construction period the site endured both torrential downpours of rain and extreme heat. This meant the moisture for compaction was variable and was treated accordingly only to roll when optimum, to ensure the perfect rate of compaction. The grow-in of the wicket table is being undertaken by Council.
The site endured both torrential downpours of rain and extreme heat, but the end result has been a first class surface for use by the local community.