My second of two stops took me to the cricket grounds in Lauderhill, FL. The Central Broward Regional Sports Park was constructed in 2007 and hosts a variety of events. As you will see, during my visit part of the “outfield” was painted and prepped for soccer while the “wicket” was being prepped for a cricket game the following day.
The clay wicket is critical for well played cricket. Here are a couple photos of the preparation of the wicket:
The outfield surrounds the wicket and consists of 5/8 inch cut 419 bermudagrass.
The facility also has practice cricket and soccer fields to the east of the main stadium.
I must admit, this was my first visit to a cricket stadium, and I was very impressed with the facility and the attention to detail of the wicket - very similar to prepping an infield and a mound and plate area for baseball.
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