April 2009 (Page 1)

USA's Best Cricket Grounds: Fontana Field, California

When Asif Ahmad decided to buy and build his own field in Fontana, California, a one-hour drive east of Los Angeles, he went the whole nine yards or in...

in Cricket - on 30/4/09


A new seed mixture for golf greens and bowling greens called MM8 has been introduced into Limagrain UK’s MM range of grass seed mixtures. Two new perennial...

in Industry News - on 30/4/09

Playing fields leased to sports teams

Councillors have agreed to lease playing fields to two Nithsdale sports teams.

in Football - on 30/4/09

Time to keep off the grass

Doncaster Rovers fans could see less of Sean O'Driscoll's side during this summer's pre-season campaign than usual, due to the programmed end of season...

in Football - on 30/4/09

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Applications of Primo MAXX to regulate turf growth over the coming weeks could help greenkeepers manage mowing more effectively during the Bank Holiday...

in Industry News - on 30/4/09

Grounds get the Twickenham treatment

THE RFU Head Groundsman Keith Kent is giving playing surfaces throughout the country the Twickenham treatment with a unique series of personal pitch...

in Rugby - on 29/4/09

Scottish Golf Club’s cash crisis

A Scottish Golf Club is tee-tering on the brink after a 40 per cent drop in membership this year.

in Golf - on 29/4/09

Cirencester Town's late groundsman was remembered in a charity bike ride on Saturday

The epic charity bike ride to commemorate the much-missed Alan Lloyd, former groundsman at Cirencester Town, who died in 2007 on his 65th birthday, is...

in Football - on 29/4/09


Glamorgan CCC’s cricket pitch at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, has been re-built on schedule by Kestrel Contractors Ltd.

in Cricket - on 29/4/09

grass-roots cricket is thriving thanks to Sky's money

The ECB are ploughing funds earned from Sky TV coverage to fund the game the grass-roots level

in Cricket - on 29/4/09

Who's to blame in the Wembley turf war?

Latest news about Wembley

in Football - on 29/4/09

Two fingers to the downturn

The following article is adapted from Duncan McGilvray's motivational seminar of the same name held during Harrogate Week 2009. It focuses on the present,...

in Training & Education - on 29/4/09

Hover bovver in Cardiff

Glamorgan ground staff wrestle with a state-of-the-art Hover cover which refused to budge from the middle of Britain's newest Test ground.

in Cricket - on 29/4/09

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The company which installed the Moscow pitch for the EUFA Champions League cup final last year has won the contract to design and build all of the African...

in Industry News - on 28/4/09

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A British-made Mastenbroek drainage trencher has weathered the worst of the wintry excesses to help contractors finish extensive outfield improvement works...

in Industry News - on 28/4/09

Kells unmoved by surface criticism

The Hampden Park groundsman will not suffer the same fate as his English counterpart, despite the weekend's Homecoming Scottish Cup semi-finals being spoiled...

in Football - on 28/4/09

McCoist wants Hampden Park pitch dug up and replaced

Rangers want the Hampden pitch replaced in time for the Scottish Cup Final on May 30 after another embarrassing weekend for the national stadium.

in Football - on 28/4/09

France throw down gauntlet to English cricket

What could be more English than the thwack of leather upon willow under a leaden spring sky, the cries of bowler and fielders, and the scent of tea being...

in Cricket - on 27/4/09

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Massey Ferguson’s appointed dealer for the Orkney and Shetland Islands, Linklater Engineering, has secured a valuable order for the supply of grounds...

in Industry News - on 27/4/09


SCH (Supplies) Ltd, manufacturers of attachments for estate and garden tractors, are busy distributing their new full colour 64 page brochure to dealers...

in Industry News - on 27/4/09