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FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting [Outdoor/Indoor] - 4 Widths

FORTRESS Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting [Outdoor/Indoor] - 4 Widths

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  • FORTRESS Surround Cricket Matting
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  • Run-Up Surround Cricket Matting
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High-performance run-up/surround cricket matting. The perfect solution for a neat cricket pitch finish. Suitable for home, school & cricket club setups. Bespoke matting available in 4 widths (4ft, 6ft 6in, 9ft & 13ft 3in) & multiple length options. 5 year warranty & lifespan of up to 10 years, if correctly installed/maintained (see below).

Special Price $60.99

Regular Price: $77.99

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Manufactured using the very best materials, the FORTRESS 0.6in tufted grass pile surround matting is the best choice when it comes to protecting your cricket strip.



Available in 4 width sizes (4ft, 6ft 6in, 9ft & 13ft 3in), these top-of-the-range cricket mats can be cut to your desired length. Mat length options range from 3ft - 98.5ft.

Cricket Matting with Shockpad Underlay | Astro Cricket Mats


Maximize the performance levels by upgrading to include shockpad/underlay by clicking HERE. Underlay absorbs player/ball impacts, increases lifespan & protects joints.



Our run-up/surround matting not only provides a satisfactory finish in terms of aesthetics but also makes maintenance easier, particularly as it negates the need to mow the grass surrounding the posts of the cricket cage. Manufactured using a high-quality, weatherproof 0.6in thick tufted grass pile, the matting offers a professional look and is long-lasting. The premium quality finish matting can be used to surround and protect the main cricket pitch surface or as a run-up cricket surface for bowlers. This matting is suitable for cricketers of all abilities/ages and can be used indoors or outdoors.  The cricket floor mat is ideal for use in various settings, including homes, schools, and cricket clubs.

What makes our matting the very best in the market?

Excellent Spin & Bounce Characteristics

We have redesigned the artificial cricket carpet to improve performance and make it feel more like playing on a natural turf wicket. The 0.6in thick matting combined with the 0.2in shockpad gives the ball the correct bounce performance (not too high or too low) when installed over the correct sub-base. We have increased yarn density (volume) to 75600 stitches per square metre to enhance the matting’s grip on the ball, this makes it perfect for spin bowling.

Strong Weatherproof Construction

The green yarn (artificial grass blades) are made from high gauge (thick) polyethene (HDPE) that is rot-proof and UV treated so it doesn’t degrade in the sun. The yarn is compacted together using a special net cloth backing and premium SBR bonding (glue) so it doesn’t fall apart. The yarn, backing and glue is built to withstand years of use.

5 Year Warranty & Lifespan Up To 10 Years

Our cricket matting is strong, robust, long-lasting, and weatherproof. It comes with a 5-year warranty (when correctly installed/maintained) and lasts up 7-10 years. Lifespan depends on the installation, maintenance, and usage of the matting.

Performance Consistency

Any competitor can say that their artificial cricket carpet will last years, but this is pointless if the performance suffers over time to create a poor playing surface. This mainly happens due to the green yarn (artificial grass blades) distorting or leaning to one direction over time creating inconsistent/irregular ball bounces and poor grip/ball spin.

Our run-up/surround cricket matting has been specially manufactured with a curled yarn making it non-directional. This means that the yarn on our run-up/surround matting will not distort or lean to one side, even after years of usage and repeated foot traffic over the surface. Our curved yarn technology ensures excellent bounce and spin performance every time.

Shockpad/Underlay (Click HERE to purchase)

0.2in Polyester Shockpad/Underlay can be added below our Run-Up/Surround Cricket Matting to absorb player and ball impact when coming into contact with the surface. This increases the life span of the matting, is kinder on player’s joints (reduces stress) and it enhances the ball bounce performance to make it more like playing on natural turf wicket.

Installation Advice

There are 2 types of subbases you can install this matting on:

  • Aggregate/Dynamic Base:

This is the best type of base you can install (ball bounce performance-wise) and is recommended by the ECB. It also offers good/quicker rainwater drainage compared to concrete subbase. The bottom 2in layer is filled with limestone or granite (trade call it MOT Type 1). The middle layer is filled with a weed control fabric (100gsm or above in quality). The top 2in layer is filled with 0.2in granite to dust or sand. We recommend a timber frame edge border to contain these materials, especially for multiple cricket mat lane setups. You then tension and secure down the cricket shockpad/underlay and then the run-up/surround matting using nails/screws.

  • Concrete/Tarmac Base:

This system is popular because local builders/grounds care contractors can offer this service cost-effectively and it lasts for years with minimal maintenance. It also easy for DIY’ers to do this cost-effectively using recycled materials for home setups. ECB and expert cricketers believe the ball bounce is too high/harsh compared to aggregate base setups, but schools/home setups find it acceptable for practice. The bottom 1in-2in layer is filled with sand or crushed stone. The middle layer is filled with a 100gsm weed control fabric. The top 2in-4in layer is filled with concrete. Some builders will prefer to use tarmac instead of concrete because it has better drainage, is quicker to set and is softer (gives better ball bounce). Again, we recommend a timber frame edge border to contain these materials. You then tension and secure down the cricket shockpad/underlay and then the run-up/surround matting using nails, screws, or matting glue.

Simple Maintenance Tip

Regularly keep the cricket matting clean and free from mud and moss using a stiff brush, water, and moss-cleaning agents. This enhances the lifespan of the artificial cricket carpet and ensures good, consistent ball performance when the matting hits the surface.




  • Choice of Widths: 1.2m (4ft) | 2m (6ft 6in) | 2.74m (9ft) | 4m (13ft 3in)
  • Choice of Lengths: 1m (3ft) - 30m (98ft 5in)


  • Tufted cricket matting construction (texturized)
  • Yarn manufactured from ultra-high-density, virgin-grade polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Yarn Density: 75600 stitches per square meter (3ft)
  • Yarn is curled & compacted together using net cloth & high-quality SBR bonding (Glue)
  • Matting Thickness: 15mm (0.6in)


  • Yarn Color: Green
  • Backing Color: Black
  • Suitable for indoor & outdoor play
  • Cricket net matting suitable for backyards, schools & cricket clubs
  • Cost-effective & long-lasting cricket mats, which require minimal upkeep
  • Cricket matting is strong, easy to lay, weatherproof & UV treated for increased lifespan
  • Upgrading to underlay/shockpad helps to increase the lifespan & overall performance of the matting
  • PLEASE NOTE: This is a bespoke product
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