Story: Sports venues

Portable cricket pitch

Portable cricket pitch

As the rugby and cricket seasons began to overlap, with the increase in professional sport, there was a need to make stadiums flexible in their use. A helpful development was the invention of portable cricket pitches. These could be prepared away from the ground in trays and then dropped on top of a concrete pad at the stadium. Here, Carisbrook staff position the portable pitch before a game in Dunedin between Otago and Canterbury in December 2005.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 4 November 2005, p. 20
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports venues - Professional stadiums since 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41323/portable-cricket-pitch (accessed 24 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013