One of the first-class cricket teams in the UK, Somerset County Cricket Club joined the County Championship in 1891 and have been playing top-flight cricket ever since. With former-England international and member of the iconic 2005 Ashes winning team, Marcus Trescothick, opening the batting for the county side, they started preparing for the 2019 season in the nets with added protection in the form of Net World Sports’ FORTRESS L-Screens.

With top Somerset CCC bowlers bowling balls in the nets at up to 80mph, the shot from the batsmen can be hit back just as quick when timed to perfection. In order to keep their coaches safe during white ball cricket training, Somerset CCC looked to Net World Sports to provide Cricket Throw-Down L-Screens as well as FORTRESS Portable L-Screens for when they’re on the move.

Net World Sports Cricket Throw-Down L-Screens
Net World Sports Cricket Throw-Down L-Screen

“Player and coach safety is crucial when we train at Somerset CCC. We wanted to be able to keep our coaches safe and protect the people who are throwing balls at our batsmen - ultimately helping them perfect their techniques. The L-Screens we ordered from Net World Sports are exactly what we needed and having faced a ball coming back to me at a good pace recently and jumping behind the screen, I can say first hand that they’re worth their weight in gold.” Marcus Trescothick, Opening Batsman at Somerset CCC

Net World Sports' FORZA Alu110 Freestanding Football Goal

Net World Sports' FORZA Alu110 Freestanding Football Goal

Fast forward a couple of weeks and the team had purchased 16 of our full size FORZA Alu110 Freestanding Football Goals, as well as eight 21 x 7 FORZA Alu110 Freestanding Football Goals. Our entire FORZA Alu60 and Alu110 ranges conform to worldwide football regulations including UEFA and FIFA and surpassed BS EN safety standards, making them the perfect fit for the Premier League club. The exceptional quality doesn’t just stop with the football goals either, as some of the Net World Sports team travelled to Manchester to personally install all the goals across their indoor and outdoor artificial and Desso grass pitches.

Whilst the installation was taking place, the Net World Sports’ Product Team was busy working on the development our innovative FORZA POD Aluminium Folding Football Goal, which the Manchester United groundsmen heard about and pre-ordered 68 up front! Taking 10 seconds to set up, the FORZA POD Aluminium Folding Football Goals are incredibly quick to set up, easy to move and can be used on all types of playing surfaces, something that stood out to the club straight away training on both artificial and grass pitches.

Pleased with both the quality of the products and the service provided by our Net World Sports team, Manchester United are currently working with us on future projects, so watch this space...