The Trap

Bat and Trap the TrapThe trap is situated at the opposite end of the pitch and is usually made of hard wood.

Plan of Trap  

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The mechanism as defined by a dictionary of sport… “is a device varying in form and construction in different places, being employed to spring the ball into the air, to be struck away by the batsman”.

The dimensions of the flap are 5 inches (12.7cm) square, painted white with a black centre 2.25 inches (5.715cm) in diameter and fixed flush to the ground. The trap also has three 4 inch (10.16cm) coach bolts on the bottom plate to secure it to the ground.

These are examples of traps used by The Old Jail in Biggin Hill and the BlacksmithsArms in Cudham.