Cricket Ground Maintenance

Cricket Ground Maintenance

Cricket ground maintenance, from aerators and scarifiers to rollers and line markers provided by SISIS

Hand Operated Tools

Hand Operated Tools

The wide range of SISIS hand operated tools will enable you to effectively maintain your cricket pitch - from cricket wickets to cricket squares and cricket outfields
Dragmats

Dragmats

The SISIS Dragmat is a towed dragmat with a working width of 270 cm (9 feet) used for a wide variety of surfaces and applications. It is suited to cricket pitches. Fast, effective matting-in of sand, top dressings and fertilisers is provided by the dragmat.
Rollers

Rollers

The SISIS Trulevel is a bowling green roller that can also be used for maintenance of cricket wickets. Over-riding action on slight hollows allows level areas to be firmly rolled, whilst low areas are left, so that the playing surface is progressively levelled. Outer rollers can be raiesed concentrating the whole weight on the centtre cylinder if required.
Line Markers

Line Markers

The SISIS Truline has a unique, continuous belt system which ensures positive adhesion to the surface and a continuous supply of marking liquid. Ideal for sports field where line marking is crucial, the truline is versatile enough to be used for cricket ground maintenance.
Tractor Mounted Brushes

Tractor Mounted Brushes

The versatility of Sisis's tractor mounted brushes - Varibrush and Flexibrush mean they are ideal tools for artificial and synthetic turf maintenance as well as cricket ground maintenance.
Tractor Mounted Powered Brushes

Tractor Mounted Powered Brushes

The SISIS Osca 3 is a tractor mounted oscillating brush that is equally effective on natural and synthetic turf. This means it is ideally suited for a range of requirements from artificial pitches to sports fields, especially cricket grounds.
Implement Frames

Implement Frames

The SISIS Towed Implement Frame is designed specifically for daily maintenance of artificial surfaces, keeping it in good playing condition and maximising surface life. Ideal for towing behind small compact garden tractors and perfect for cricket ground maintenance.
Spreaders & Top Dressers

Implement Mounted Frames

Single pass maintenance system incorporates a mounted frame which accepts a variety of different implements for use on both turf and hard porous surfaces.
Seeders

Seeders

The SISIS Variseeder 1300 is a versatile tractor-mounted seeder that is ideal for cricket pitch maintenance. Its seeding rate is variable and is simple and accurate to set by Zero-Max box lending itself well to use on crciket pitches, wickets and outfields.
Spreaders & Top Dressers

Spreaders & Top Dressers

The SISIS Autospred and Powaspred are both ideally suited for cricket ground maintenance. Both have infinitely variable spreading rates and an oscillating base plate to reduce bridging.
Tractor Mounted Sweepers

Tractor Mounted Sweepers

The SISIS range of tractor-mounted sweepers include two - Litamina 1200 & 1500 and Litamisa 1800 - which can be used on cricket pitches. The Litamina and Litamisa sweep and collect all kinds of surface debris aiding cricket ground maintenance.
Tractor Mounted Scarifiers

Tractor Mounted Scarifiers

The SISIS Veemo Mk2 and Rotorake TM1000 tractor mounted scarifiers are used for maximum thatch removal and offer fast ground coverage, ideal for large areas such as cricket pitches and all elements of cricket ground maintenance.
Powered Scarifiers

Powered Scarifiers

Powered scarifiers are essential for removal and control of thatch on sports fields including cricket pitches. The SISIS Auto Rotorake Mk5, Rotorake 450 and Rotorake 602 & 602S are powered scarifiers suited to cricket ground maintenance. They are heavy duty machines to suit your cricket scarifier needs.
Powered Aerators

Powered Aerators

Powered aerators keep cricket pitches, cricket wickets and cricket outfields in prime condition and SISIS offer the Arrow Aer-Aid, Arrow, Supaturfman and Dart for your cricket ground maintenance requirements. These aerators are independently powered.
Tractor Mounted Aerators

Tractor Mounted Aerators

The SISIS range of tractor-mounted aerators comprises four machines which are suitable for cricket grounds maintenance. The Multitiner 1.8m, Multitiner 1.2m, Mounted Rolaspike and Javelin Aer-Aid are versatile machines which can be used for cricket pitch maintenance. The Multitiner machines are tractor-mounted drum aerators, the Rolaspike is a tractor-mounted Sarel type roller and the Javelin is a vertical action, air-injection aerator.
Tractor Mounted Deep Slitters

Tractor Mounted Deep Slitters

SISIS Megaslit, Maxislit and Multislit are deep slitters suitable for use on fine or outfield turf. Their deep clean slitting action with minimal surface marking are ideal for cricket ground maintenance requirements.
Tractor mounted deep aerators

Powered Slitters

The SISIS Autoslit is a deep slitter suitable for use on fine or outfield turf making it ideal for cricket ground maintenance. It has a deep slitting action with minimal surface marking.
 

"The Arrow is a light easy to manouevre machine which I can use during the winter period with no disturbance to the square."

Andy Ward - Head Groundsman - Leicestershire CCC
A SISIS Variseeder 1300 is used for seeding the pitch

Ambitious Cricket Ground Chooses Dennis & SISIS

Folkestone Cricket Club has ambitions to become an outground for Kent County Cricket Club and to help them achieve this aim, they have chosen Dennis and SISIS machinery to prepare the outfield, wicket and square.
Dennis and SISIS announce a new partnership with Club Cricket Conference

New Partnership is good for Clubs and their Pitches

Dennis and SISIS, whose turf maintenance equipment is widely used by cricket groundsman at all levels, are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Club Cricket Conference.

Dennis and SISIS not out for 100!

Dennis and SISIS scored a well-earned ‘6’ with over 150 delegates attending their recent Seminar at The Brightonandhovejobs.com County Ground. The programme for the day was kicked off by the company's Area Sales Manager, Robert Jack, who welcomed delegates and thanked the event's sponsors for their additional support.
Dennis & SISIS are Sussex bound to start their 2013 seminar programme

Dennis & SISIS are Sussex bound to start their 2013 seminar programme

Cricket Groundsmen will shortly have the opportunity to refresh their education on how to maintain their pitches, courtesy of Dennis & SISIS. The company are once again showing their commitment to turf professionals by staging a seminar in conjunction with Andy Mackay, host and Head Groundsman at Sussex County Cricket Club, in Hove on Thursday 28th February 2013.
Dennis & SISIS On Show At BTME 2013

Dennis & SISIS On Show At BTME 2013

At BTME 2013 Dennis and Sisis will be exhibiting the Sisis Rotorake TM1000, this popular tractor mounted scarifier gives the user a combination of scarification and linear aeration allied with heavy duty power to control and remove thatch, reduce standing water and improve filtration. To maintain the ideal depth of scarification, the weight of the collection box and any material is absorbed by the main frame on the front roller, independent from the reel.
Dennis/Sisis to host Cricket Groundsmen Seminar

Dennis/SISIS to host Cricket Groundsmen Seminar

Following their Cricket seminar at Uxbridge Cricket Club earlier this year, Dennis and SISIS are once again offering cricket groundsmen the opportunity to attend this successful seminar. The venue this time is Essex County Cricket Club in Chelmsford and the date is Tuesday 22nd November 2011, commencing at 9.00am.
Packed programme at Dennis/SISIS Groundsman Seminar

Packed programme at Dennis/SISIS Groundsman Seminar

Dennis & Sisis concluded their 2011 series of educational events with the recent Groundsman cricket seminar at Essex County Cricket Ground. With Stuart Kerrison, Head Groundsman at Essex CCC, as the host, the programme took on a slightly different format to previous seminars as it extended into the evening and included a floodlit tour of the ground.

FT Range

The Dennis FT interchangeable cassette system is the ideal cricket wicket and square mower. With a choice of 11 different cassette options including scarifiers, verticutters, brushes, spikers and slitters as well as a 9 blade cutter cassette, the FT offers groundsmen maximum versatility from a single power unit. Cassettes can be changed over in approx 60 seconds without the need for any tools.

G660, G760 and G860

Cricket square or outfield mowers with an interchangeable cassette system. Groundsmen achieve maximum machine versatility by choosing from a selection of 11 different cassettes including scarifiers, verticutters, brushes, spikers, slitters as well as 6 or 8 bladed cutter cylinders. Cassettes can be changed over in approx 60 seconds.

Gang Mowers

An ideal cricket outfield mower with 24" (61cm) cutter units sold in sets of 3 with towing hitch for ball or jaw attachment. Excellent at 5-7mph for cutting larger areas. Minimum 12hp tow unit required.
Premier Range

Premier

A superbly balanced cricket square and cricket outfield mower available in both 30" (76cm) and 36" (91cm) cutting widths with either diesel or petrol engine and an electric start. Excellent stripe pattern and rolling characteristics. Available with an attachable seat option.

Razor Ultra 560

The Razor Ultra 560 has been developed to specifically meet the demands of cricket pitches. The mower is perfect for cutting the cricket wicket or square. This cricket pitch mower has a 560mm (22") cutting width and incorporates many key features, 11 bladed cutting cylinder, ultra short wheelbase for undulating surfaces, tungsten tipped groomer, click height adjusters and stub free transport wheels.

S500 Plus

The S500 PLUS is an easy to use 'dual-purpose' machine and is ideal for maintaining cricket pitches. The machine has a 510mm (20") operating width and has interchangeable spiker and slotter reels. The spiker reel punches through the "surface pan" allowing air, water and fertiliser to penetrate the root zone, whilst the slotter reel creates ideal seed germination pockets. An optional seed box is available.

Bray Slotters and Tools

The hand slotters and spikers have interchangeable reels with replaceable wearing parts and are ideal for maintenance of small areas on a cricket pitch.

MowerSafe

Cricket mower security is enhanced with a Mowersafe, which is suitable for any make of mower upto a 36" cutting width. Ideal for cricket clubs, local authorities and schools. Prevents a thief from rolling away your machine and coupled with the mower's weight, any attempt to carry away the machine is extremely difficult.
Razor

Razor

The Razor is a superbly balanced, easy to manoeuvre fine turf mower which is ideal for cricket pitches, cricket squares and cricket wickets. An 11 bladed cutting cylinder ensures an ultra fine finish and has an ultra short wheelbase for undulating surfaces. This professional mower is designed with cricket pitch maintenance in mind.
Simplex Range

Simplex Range

Our newest machine, strong, simple design with 20" (51cm) and 24" (61cm) cutting widths. Excellent quality cut for this dedicated professional mower. Ideal for cricket square preparation and turf maintenance.
Super Six Range

Super Six Range

An ideal cricket square mower built on the FT principle, the Super Six is almost the same with simpler height of cut adjustment. Available as 17" (43cm), 20" (51cm) and 24" (61cm) widths. Interchange cassette system giving option to fit 10 different heads including scarifiers, verticutters, brushes, spikers and slitters as well as 5 or 9 blade cutter cassettes with 15 seconds changeover of cassettes.
G560 and G680

G560 and G680

Strong, reliable big cylinder technology dedicated mowers for ornamental and sports turf with large capacity box and heavy duty drive system. Available as 22" (56cm) and 27" (68cm).

A small selection of our clients are detailed below:

 

ClientProduct
Leicestershire County Cricket Club Arrow
Hampshire County Cricket Club Autorotorake Mk.5
Lord's (Marylebone Cricket Club) Rotorake 602
Mold Cricket Club Autorotorake Mk.5
Ellingham Cricket Club Rotorake 450
Reigate Priory Cricket Club Rotorake 602
Rolling and Outfields

February Maintenance

February sees the beginning of a number of activities such as, brushing, verti-cutting, mowing, light rolling and fertilising to prepare the sward/grass surfaces for the forth-coming playing season. After a harsh winter of snow and frosts, the key to these activities is timing as each operation is weather dependent.
Pre Season Rolling

March Maintenance

As we move out of winter, and with spring just around the corner, we are hoping the worst of the winter weather is behind us. With the increased daylight hours, milder weather and warmer temperatures, this should stimulate some much needed grass growth.
Mowing and Fertilising

April Maintenance

After a winter of snow, rain and freezing temperatures it is surprising how quickly the weather can change and influence ground conditions. With spring on its way and summer just around the corner, soil temperatures will soon begin to rise, stimulating some much needed growth.
Planning your pitch requirements

May Maintenance

April has provided us with one of the driest months on record for 50 years, in some parts of the UK, promoting ideal conditions for pre season rolling, pitch preparations and out field maintenance. Ironically though, this unusually dry spell of weather does have cause for concerns.
Repairs

June Maintenance

We should now be well into the cricket season, with ground staff working hard to produce quality playing surfaces for their clubs. The recent hot sunny weather and drying winds may certainly have had an affect on the square, rapidly drying out the playing surfaces and, in some cases, cause some severe cracking of the soil profiles.
Fertilising

July Maintenance

July is seen as the busiest time of the season as we approach the half way stage, with renovations and pitch preparations in full swing; July should, hopefully, provide some favourable soil and air temperatures to finally promote some decent grass growth and, more importantly, give you the drying weather to help prepare firmer wickets.
After Care of the Wicket

August Maintenance

July was certainly a testing month for many groundsmen with the weather dictating the extent of works required. Many parts of the country were experiencing extreme weather fronts, with some areas experiencing drought conditions whilst others were having heavy thundery showers.
Pitch Preparation

September Maintenance

September can be the busiest time for some groundsmen. Those who have a few weeks left of their season will be busy planning end of season activities, whilst others will be turning their attentions to more important issues such as end of season renovations.
Soil Analysis

October Maintenance

This is the time when your irrigation system proves its worth for the majority who are in the midst of end of season renovations, as moisture retention in the soil is vitally important for seed germination. Indeed, many Groundsmen are seeing their seed come up within seven days.
Pest & Diseases

November Maintenance

As summer time ends and winter begins, renovation programmes on cricket squares should by now have been completed. With the north of England and Scotland suffering from high winds and low pressure systems, the Midlands and Southern parts are basking in warm day time temperatures, which, continuing into October has certainly helped in getting germination on the square.
Brushing and Sarrel Rolling

December Maintenance

Winter is an ideal time for getting many repairs to the ground completed. Scoreboards, practice net posts and fences around the ground can be repaired, painted or stained. Depending on ground conditions, some clubs may be able to complete drainage or reconstruction works during the winter months.
Aeration

January Maintenance

With a mild winter being experienced by many so far, and below average rain fall in some parts, January's weather can be fairly unpredictable, with snow, rain and freezing temperatures that are not always conducive to your planned winter maintenance regimes. Many grounds may well be saturated, preventing you from doing any work to the square or the outfield.

Built with experience.....

 

The SISIS reputation began in 1932 and has grown ever since. Our reputation is built not only on the quality of our products and high level of customer service but also on our customer focused approach to everything we set out to achieve.

 

Access to all the information you need....

 

The SISIS website is a constantly evolving source of useful and practical information for SISIS equipment users. You can watch videos of machines in action, learn valuable tips about turf maintenance and download operating manuals on all products at your convenience- any time, any day.

 

Team SISIS.....

 

An experienced team of dedicated professionals and a carefully selected network of dealerships are on hand to ensure customers receive first class support including machine service, spare parts, technical support and product demonstrations.
Whatever you need, Team SISIS will always be there to help.

 

Next day spare parts....

 

At SISIS we understand the importance of reducing machine downtime so we carry a vast stock of spares.

 

Sharing Knowledge with experts.....

 

The SISIS seminars are popular events attracting large number of delegates all benefitting from authoritative product demonstrations and guest speakers talking about closely related areas of interest. The seminars provide a unique opportunity to share experiences and best practice.

 

SISIS Worldwide....

 

We don’t just have the privilege of supplying groundcare equipment to sporting venues in Britain. We also supply around the world, proud of our quality and craftsmanship.

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