Register for upcoming Irrigation Webinar

Thursday 5th October 2023

The South East of England is the warmest and driest part of the country. Long-term trends suggest these that two factors are set to  increase in severity. Therefore, a reduction in our reliance on mains water to irrigate pitches is required.

Our current understanding is that 2024 will be the final round of  the ECB County Grants Fund. This fund allows clubs to apply for up to £10,000 towards “drought resilience” projects. To be eligible for consideration, the project must use either rainwater or a bore hole as the water source. However, in the first two rounds of the scheme only three clubs have applied for such a project.

The key message is that this is not about the cost of water, it is about access to water.

Cricket square showing one prepared wicket adjacent to lush green unprepared wickets.

On Thursday the 16th of November we are hosting a short webinar to look at this in more detail. Supported by HWS Ltd, a specialist private water contractor based in Kent, we will cover the following:

  • Rainfall in Kent
  • Water requirements for Cricket
  • Boreholes – including myth-busting
  • Storage tanks and water harvesting
  • Irrigation methods (pumps, distributors and timers)

The primary driver behind a successful project is secure and sustainable access to water. However, a secondary benefit is likely to be a more efficient method of irrigation, as a result of increased water pressure.

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The webinar will be on Microsoft Teams, Thursday the 16th of November at 19:00, for approximately one hour.