Frocester Cricket Ground
Frocester Cricket Ground
Rainwater System
  • Client: Frocester Cricket Club
Design Data
  • Roof catchment area: 412 square metres
  • Annual rainfall: 800mm
  • Capital cost of rainharvesting system: £5430 (2016)
Water Saving Data
  • No metering being undertaken
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New clubhouse at cricket club in Gloucestershire
Cricket Ground in Rural Gloucestershire

Harvested Rainwater for Cricket Pitch Irrigation

The new pavilion and club house was constructed in 2017 to replace the outdated previous building. As with any cricket pitch, the irrigation is an essential part of the maintenance regime, so the much larger new building gave the opportunity to make use of the rain falling on the roof and provide a rainwater harvesting system for irrigating the pitch.

Additionally the site suffers from a poor mains water supply, with low pressure causing a problem for the groundsman when irrigation was required. The solution was obvious; by collecting and storing the rainwater from the roof below ground, this could then be pumped at the required pressure and flow rate.

Irrigation is now both quicker and easier, with the added benefit of reduced water bills through the playing season. An efficient must-stage pump and ultra-low energy controller ensure that power consumption is kept to the minimum.

Rainwater System
  • Client: Frocester Cricket Club
Design Data
  • Roof catchment area: 412 square metres
  • Annual rainfall: 800mm
  • Capital cost of rainharvesting system: £5430 (2016)
Water Saving Data
  • No metering being undertaken