Water Removal Tools: Uses and Benefits

  • Sawdust From Natural Wood

    Shavings e.g. pet litter are not suitable as they aren't absorbent enough and can easily be blown away.

    Pros – Good absorbency, cheap and easy to apply.

    Cons – Wrong type of sawdust is useless.

    Where to use – Only use on foot holes and never on the pitch.

    When to use – During play to allow game to continue.

  • Dry Loam / Collected Pitch Sweepings

    Pros – Cheap and easy to apply.

    Cons – Limited absorbency compared to sawdust.

    Where to use – To stabilise batting and bowling foot holes.

    When to use – During play to allow game to continue.

  • Water ‘Moppers’ or ‘Hogs’

    Pros – Removes large volumes of water quickly.

    Cons – Only remove standing water, you need somewhere to deposit collected water and moderately expensive.

    Where to use – Ideal for clearing water from wet areas on the covers, pitch, square and outfield

    When to use – When the game is not in play.

    Water ‘Moppers’ or ‘Hogs’
  • Squeegees

    Pros – Cheap and easy to use.

    Cons – Diverts water but doesn't remove it.

    Where to use – Square and outfield.

    When to use – Suitable for dew and when game is not in play.

Tell us what’s happening in your league

Get In Touch