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The umpire strikes back!

Volunteer grounds professionals can tread a hard road, but a team of two can share the load, as Greg Rhodes discovered when he talked to Westgate-on-Sea...

in Cricket - 6 hours, 1 minute ago


Tributes to John Marston

Tributes have been paid to a groundsman who devoted his life to the football and cricket clubs he lovingly served

in Cricket - 2 days, 3 hours ago

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Uncertain times

While most counties have furloughed staff and players in a bid to save money as they wait to see what, if any, cricket will be played this summer, a hardy...

in Cricket - 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Work completed by Speedcut Contractors at Sussex Cricket Club (7)

First-class condition

When he took over as Head Groundsman at Sussex in the first week in March, Ben Gibson’s priority was to try and get a wicket ready for the first pre-season...

in Cricket - 2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Never looking better

Graeme Cousins speaks to some of the people maintaining green areas for when sport gets the green light to return

in Cricket - 3 weeks ago

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Testing times

Groundsmen are in uncharted territory after Covid-19 forced the suspension of all sports this spring, after a challenging winter. Jane Carley looks at...

in Cricket - 3 weeks ago

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Lawnmower stolen

Thieves broke through four different types of security to steal the mower from the club on Summerleaze Road.

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 1 day ago

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True son of Warton

A cricketing stalwart described as a ‘true son of Warton’ has died aged 88.

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 2 days ago


Twenty20 World Cup

Plans for the the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in October as planned remain in place but organisers in Australia are “exploring all other options”...

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Groundsman leaves

Beaconsfield Cricket Club’s long-serving groundsman has left the club after 34 years of service.

in Cricket - 4 weeks ago


One man and his dog

Instead of Hampshire hosting Kent in the season-opening County Championship fixture at the Ageas Bowl this week, there was just one man and his dog on...

in Cricket - 4 weeks, 1 day ago


Season further delayed

No professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least 1 July due to the COVID-19 pandemic

in Cricket - on 24/4/20

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Hoping for green shoots

Essex head groundsman Stuart Kerrison admits he is like a coiled spring ready to burst into frenzied action when the signal is finally given for the 2020...

in Cricket - on 23/4/20

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Barney ready to roll

Sport may have come to a standstill, but for Barnard Castle Cricket Club groundsman Steve Dixon it has been a case of “business as usual” at the Vere...

in Cricket - on 18/4/20


Andy Fogarty pitching in

Yorkshire CCC may not have been consistently successful on the pitch in recent times but they have been consistently successful in producing good...

in Cricket - on 13/4/20


Promotion scrapped!

Cricket chiefs have decided there will be no promotion or relegation this season – when or if the new campaign gets underway.

in Cricket - on 11/4/20


Newclose will be ready

Cricket lovers will find it hard to imagine not seeing the 2020 season get underway on the Isle of Wight this month - if at all this summer, amid the coronavirus...

in Cricket - on 9/4/20


Steve up for a challenge

At Trent Bridge, head groundsman Steve Birks is preparing for his 23rd season in charge. He and his crew were already having to cope with one of the wettest...

in Cricket - on 8/4/20