Maintaining A Cricket Pitch- Our Cricket Mowers

Our Best Cricket Mowers!

Here at Allett we're not only professionals in the production of high quality professional cylinder mowers for our Professional Mower Range but we've also learnt a thing or two about how to manage a cricket pitch in our time. So this Spring with it being cricket season we're sharing our handy tips and tricks on how to best cater for your cricket ground throughout the season. We're currently the supplier of cylinder and rotary mowers to some of the most famous sports grounds worldwide including Edgbaston Cricket Ground. 


Recommended for Wickets/Square - SHAVER

The Allett Shaver cylinder mower, a beautifully-balanced fine turf mower, is a great choice for cricket wickets, bowls and golf clubs requiring a precision-cut cylinder mower that is easy to use, simple to maintain and a delight to operate. The Shaver is perfect for wickets due to its precise cutting height.

Product Overview:

  • Honda GX120 engine
  • 51cm - 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • 2.4mm - 19mm (0.1“ to 0.75”) cut height
  • Easy click height of cut change- no tools

Find a video of Knypersley CC groundsman Paul Bates discussing the Allett Shaver here



Recommended for Wickets/Square - Tournament

Perfect for creating optimum cuts comprising a series of closely-spaced vertical blades the rotating grooming reel lifts lateral growth and “runners” ensuring that all of the grass being mown is presented to the cutting cylinder in the correct manner. The result is a consistently even and level finish that will be appreciated for sports where the roll and run of the ball are key. The Tournament is very similar to the Shaver however it has a fixed groomer attached to lift lateral growth.

Product Overview Allett tournament cricket mower

  • Honda GX120 (20”), Honda GX160 (24”) engines
  • 51cm - 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • 2.4mm - 19mm (0.1“ to 0.75”) cut height - Easy click adjustment (no tools)
  • Adjustable handlebars with anti-vibration mountings
  • Grassbox with moulded plastic and steel reinforced strip

Find a video explaining why the Allett Tournament is the perfect machine for cricket here


Recommended for Wickets/Square - C20/C24

The Allett C Range cylinder mowers are perfect for sports pitches with finer turf surface, and so is a fantastic choice for cricket wickets and squares. The machine comes with adjustable handlebars and the capability to switch cartridges meaning you can mow, brush, scarify or roll all with one machine! You can put the brush cartridge in during the half time break to brush the wicket clear of debris. The C20/C24 is also ideal for cutting the wicket with a height of cut from 2.4mm-19mm which enables great versatility and cost saving.

c20 cricket mower

Product Overview:

  • Honda GX160
  • 51cm - 61cm (20” or 24”) cutting width
  • Ten-blade cylinder
  • Interchangeable cartridge system- many tasks with just one machine
  • Pneumatic transport wheels for travelling over car parks etc
  • HOC 2.4mm-29mm- Easy click HOC adjustment

Find a video on the C24 here with Graham Kitley who uses the mower for his wickets at Hazlegrove Prep School 


Recommended for Outfields- Allett Regal


Known as the groundsman's favourite around the world, we can't forget the Regal mower. With power steering and independent braking, you have incredible control of the machine and turn ability. It's cutting width is what makes the machine perfect for cricket outfields and this mower is used to cut the outfields at Lords and Edgbaston amongst others. Available in a 36'' or 42'' model.

Allett Regal mower


Product Overview:

    • Honda GX340 engine
    • 91.4cm - 106.7cm (36” or 42”) cutting width
    • Power assisted steering
    • 6 blade cylinder
    • Hydrostatic drive
    • HOC 6.5mm to 44.5mm
    • Fix a trailing seat to mow up to speeds of 8mph
    • Empty the grassbox from your seat
    • Find a testimonial video with GLODWICK CC here 


Recommended for Wicket- Westminster 20H (For clubs with smaller budgets)

The Allett Westminster20H is a great option as a wicket mower if your club has a smaller budget. It has a fixed grass rake that stands up lateral growth which is ideal. Lateral grasses on a wicket will effect ball bounce. Find a video on the Allett Westminster here 


Product Overview:
  • Self Propelled 20'' cylinder mower
  • No cartridges
  • 196cc Honda GX200 easy start unleaded petrol engine- recoil start 
  • 3.1-litre fuel tank
  • 51cm (20”, 508mm) cutting width
  • Twelve-bladed cutting cylinder
  • 145 cuts per metre
  • HOC 2.4mm – 19mm
  • 84 litre grassbox 
  • Fixed grass rake- adjustable 
  • Zinc plated steel front roller
  • Double section aluminium rear roller 
  • Variable height positions. Bale bar for cylinder and/or roller drive
  • Ideal for ornamental lawns or low cut sports surfaces e.g. cricket wickets/bowling greens
  • 92kg
  • 2 year parts and labour 
  • Find a video on the Allett Westminster at Milford Hall CC here 


Allett Stirling 43 and 51

The Allett Stirling range mowers are our new battery powered interchangeable cartridge cylinder mowers powered by the 56v Ego battery. This mower is available in a 17'' (Stirling 43) or 20'' (Stirling 51) model and take the full range of UC cartridges. There is a 5Ah, 7.5Ah, 10Ah and 12Ah battery available giving you plenty of mowing time as well as a rapid charger that takes just 30 minutes to charge a battery. Clubs are looking to be more sustainable nowadays and there are grants available from the ECB to support clubs with their purchase of a battery powered mower.

This mower is perfect for cricket clubs with a smaller budget and there is a 10 blade cylinder available that cuts down as low as 3mm that is perfect for cutting cricket wickets and also the square. The height of cut change on the mower is toolless and there is a height gauge on the mower showing you exactly what height of cut you are at in mm which is perfect when you're out on the wicket and moving to cut the square.

The mower boasts an Ultra change cartridge change system that takes less than 15 seconds to swap from mowing to scarifying. There are a range of cartridges available such as....

10 blade cylinder

Scarifier - remove moss and thatch from your square as well as light debris

Aerator - Aerate your square!

Verticut- Great for lifting lateral growth on wickets


Lawn Brush ( great for brushing wickets)

Find our UC cartridges here


This mower is much easier to use than our pro range mowers so it is perfect for elderly volunteers.

Product Overview:

  • 56v Ego battery that can be used in other tools eg leaf blowers etc
  • 43cm or 51cm cutting width
  • HOC 3mm-50mm
  • 15 second cartridge change
  • A range of UC cartridges available

 Find out more on the Allett Stirling here 

Find the Stirling 43 on our website here

Find the Stirling 51 on our website here

 Find details on the ECB electric mower grant here


Get in touch with your local ALLETT DEALER today or contact Allett for some friendly advice ( or 01889 271503)



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