Prevention of water-logged pitches
After the recent persistent rains it should be apparent if water run-off from higher ground is entering the pitch. Wherever possible run-off water should be diverted away to a safe location. This could be an adjacent wood, a wetland , stream or natural water course. Much will depend on the magnitude of water flow expected.
The most cost-effective means is a small ditch or shallow swale. Installing a french drain has limited benefit. The surface aggregate soon silts up and water run-off flows over the drain to lower ground.
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