To stay competitive on the international arena, English cricket players have to train harder and extend the season. But there is one major obstacle: the English weather. To start training earlier, teams usually have to travel to sunnier, warmer countries like South Africa. This is expensive. One progressive English cricket club had an idea: by putting up a tent on a new wicket for pre-season training they provided opportunities for their players to train more effectively, regardless of outdoor conditions. There was just one problem: condensation was building up and dripping onto the wicket, spoiling the perfect playing surface.