Originally Posted by Plates
Without non turf wickets - there will be a limit to the number of new players and new clubs playing cricket in Ireland. Non turf wickets are realistically the only way a new club can get off the ground. By your logic - all new entrants to cricket in Leinster will have a limit imposed on how far they can be promoted - regardless of the quality of their teams, players, ground, facilities, youth set up etc.
Hardly seems fair - does it?
Realistically Im talking about Division 1 and 2 not using mats at all when possible. How many new teams and players do you know that go straight into the top divisions?
Of course new teams may have to use mats, but I would like to think that when a new team starts and develops a ground it is with a view to developing a square capable of turf wickets at some point in the future, especially if they have serious ambitions of getting into the top divisions.