Playing cricket in wet English conditions has always challenged me. However to top it, we practice on plastic and play on grass. Why oh why do we do this?
Our groundsman will never allow anyone to practice batting out on the grass, so we always practice in nets on matting. But this gives problems to youngsters who struggle when going out to play for real on grass; badly damp grass wickets.
Is there anyway, any matting, any trick, to emulate grass so that youngsters can learn to deal with real grass wickets and unpredectibale balls?