Cricket (page 1)

mick oldfield.jpg

55 years of dedication

Mick Oldfield turned 80 in March and for the last 55 of those years he has been a cornerstone of one cricket club. From player to captain, and now chairman...

in Cricket - 1 week, 4 days ago

DSC_0029.JPG

Auto-Roller's 100th year

Auto-Roller - the world famous cricket roller - is celebrating its 100 year anniversary, the first design finalised in 1921, manufactured and delivered...

in Cricket - 1 week, 4 days ago

James ward.jpg

Crowdfunder offsets loses

Doncaster Town Cricket Club have raised more than £18,000 after launching a Crowdfunder campaign to offset losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Tauton St Andrews.jpg

Saints invest for future

Taunton St Andrews Cricket Club has invested more than £50,000 in an impressive three-lane artificial net complex which has been built in the south east...

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Timperley-Sports-Club_aerial.jpg

Timperley Sports Club

Timperley Sports Club in Altrincham, Cheshire, is one of the country’s oldest remaining community sports clubs. The large site includes two cricket outfields...

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 6 days ago

PaulCC.jpg

Long service at Paul CC

Unsung hero, Steve Snell, has kept Paul Cricket Club's pitch in top condition for nearly 60 years and has no plans of stopping any time soon

in Cricket - on 19/3/21

Paul Goodman, groundsman at Renfrew CC.jpg

Stumping up for roller

Renfrew Cricket Club is urging people to stump up cash for a new roller to keep its pitch in tip-top shape. Members need to raise £8,800 to pay for a...

in Cricket - on 17/3/21

billclutterbuck2.jpg

Bill Clutterbuck RIP

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of Bill Clutterbuck, a highly respected member of the cricket groundsmen community

in Cricket - on 16/3/21

Loam-NI.jpg

Loam can be traded freely

Stormont’s Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has said special cricket pitch soil can be freely moved from Great Britain to Northern Ireland

in Cricket - on 14/3/21

RobHake.jpg

Rob Hake moving on

Groundsman Rob Hake is bringing his 15-year stint with Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Cricket Club to an end. Hake, who has “always been very...

in Cricket - on 10/3/21

Dollar-cricket2use.jpg

Budget 2021 £300m support

English cricket is one of several sports to benefit from a £300m summer sports recovery package confirmed in Wednesday's budget

in Cricket - on 4/3/21

Derek patience.jpg

History of Burghley Park

A cricket club's long and sometimes turbulent history is delivered squarely and with substance in a new book by its former groundsman and umpire

in Cricket - on 27/2/21

Hyde CC.png

Cricket pitch vandalised

Deep tyre tracks were gouged into a New Forest cricket ground after it was targeted by vandals for the third time in just over a month.

in Cricket - on 18/2/21

Simon Hughes-credit Tom Jenkins.jpg

Channel 4 wins rights

Channel 4 have won the rights to show England’s series in India in a groundbreaking deal that means Test cricket will return to terrestrial television...

in Cricket - on 2/2/21

Somerset CCC.jpg

Somerset sanction amend

Somerset's 12-point deduction for preparing a substandard pitch against Essex in the 2019 County Championship decider has been reduced to eight ahead of...

in Cricket - on 30/1/21

Rochdale sports club.jpg

Club invests in cricket

Planning permission is being sought for a new four-lane indoor cricket centre at Rochdale Sports Club. Newly-established company Googlies Ltd and Rochdale...

in Cricket - on 26/1/21

Mark foster.jpg

Mark clocks up 40 years

Mark Foster has been recognised for clocking up 40 years of working on Hastings’ finest cricket grounds. The 56-year-old was presented with a plaque...

in Cricket - on 23/1/21

Bumble&Boycs.jpg

Bramall Lane's swansong

Fifty years ago, Sheffield United ended their ground’s strange use for cricket despite most shareholders voting for it to remain

in Cricket - on 16/1/21

Grassroots_Elstow-CC.jpg

Grassroots discussion

2020 has been an unprecedented year. The effects of Covid-19 will still be being felt in years to come, with the general economy struggling to return to...

in Cricket - on 10/1/21

cricket-Loughborough.jpg

Marquee supports ECB

If England Cricket has ambitions to top the ICC’s World Test Championship, they will have to do well in the Covid-postponed Test Series in Sri Lanka...

in Cricket - on 5/1/21