The dynamic behaviour of a cricket ball impact and the effects of pitch construction

JAMES, D. M., CARRE, M. J. and HAAKE, S. J. (2002). The dynamic behaviour of a cricket ball impact and the effects of pitch construction. In: UJIHASHI, S. and HAAKE, S. J., (eds.) The engineering of sport 4. Blackwell, 494-500.

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Abstract

The surface on to which a bowler projects the ball in the game of cricket is of fundamental importance to the play of the game. The quality of this surface is a prime concern of players, officials, commentators and spectators alike. A programme of research has been undertaken to identify the factors that lead to the construction of high quality cricket pitches. A high-speed video system for measuring the impact of the cricket ball on the pitch was developed, and over 2000 ball impacts analysed. This analysis enabled pitches to be characterised in term of pace. Soil properties for the monitored pitches were identified and correlations were drawn between pitch performance and soil composition.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 4th international conference on the engineering of sport
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
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Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 16:54
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 16:02
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2278

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