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Study on properties of locally available clays to be used in fast and bouncy cricket pitches

Show simple item record Perera, WSU Nawagamuwa, UP Wijerathna, HWN 2018-02-27T01:26:18Z 2018-02-27T01:26:18Z
dc.description.abstract Sri Lankan cricket batting line up faces a great difficulty in batting against fast bowlers in Australian “Fast” and “Bouncy” pitches. Lack of locally available fast and bouncy practicing pitches is the cause for this problem. It has been discovered that the pace and bounce of the cricket ball depends on clay mineralogy , clay and silt content, organic content, sand content and grass content of the top most clay layer in a cricket pitch. This research paper presents a comparison between results obtained through laboratory tests which were carried out in order to determine the particle size distribution, plastic characteristics, organic content, specific gravity and maximum dry density of these clayey soils. Clay sample from “Kotawehera” in Nikaweratiya region and three samples from Batticaloa, sample from a developing fast pitch in Bangalore and “Grumusol” clay from “Murunkan” in Mannar region were tested and compared with the currently used clay approved by Sri Lanka Cricket Association. Sample from Kotawehera and one sample from Batticaloa showed positive results of being a fast and bouncy pitch material by satisfying most of the criteria however, the “Grumusol” sample was highlighted from among all the other samples showing its highest potential to be used as a fast and bouncy cricket pitch material. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Bounce en_US
dc.subject Clay en_US
dc.subject Cricket pitch en_US
dc.subject Pace en_US
dc.title Study on properties of locally available clays to be used in fast and bouncy cricket pitches en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 110th Annual sessions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 19-25pp. en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 110th Annual sessions transactions 2016 part B : technical papers en_US

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