April 2019 (Page 1)

SISGrass At The Oval

T20 use plastic pitches

The ECB expect plastic pitches to be used in domestic Twenty20 action this season when the heavy World Cup scheduling takes its toll on the squares of...

in Cricket - on 30/4/19

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Allett wins award

Allett, the Staffordshire based specialist cylinder mower manufacturer, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019 in recognition...

in Football - on 30/4/19

Pre Season Headaches

Pre-season headaches

With the cricket season now upon us, David Bates from total-play advises how to keep your pitch in good health

in Cricket - on 30/4/19


Keep it sharp

Switch out the old and bring in the new. With grass growth fast and furious make sure you and your machines are ready for high season with Toro’s rotary...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 29/4/19


How a club really works

Premiership rugby clubs are big operations these days. In addition to a senior playing squad of around 50, an academy of about 20 players and a support...

in Rugby - on 29/4/19

Roger Stillwell Out On The Course At Wheatley GC

Q&A with Roger Sitwell

Roger Stillwell - a couple of Winstons and a pair of brothers - could be one hell of a dinner party!

in Golf - on 29/4/19

Looking Back From Behind The 6th

Born and Bred

Wheatley Golf Club lies on the outskirts of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, sandwiched between the leisurely River Don and the busy M18. David Mears recently...

in Golf - on 29/4/19


Cater-killer threat!

A plague of toxic caterpillars which cause painful rashes and can threaten the lives of asthma sufferers has struck Milton Keynes

in Conservation & Ecology - on 28/4/19


Steve Speed tribute

Port Vale used yesterday's final home game of the season to pay tribute to long-serving head groundsman Steve Speed who is celebrating 40 years at the...

in Football - on 28/4/19


Life after chemicals

The start to spring has been far less strenuous than it was last year and, although we encountered a further blip of cold weather entering April, this...

in Editorial - on 28/4/19

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SISIS cover all bases

The head groundsman for De Montfort University at Beaumont Park in Leicester believes that most of his maintenance programme can be achieved by using just...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 27/4/19

Tony Pulis

3G Pitch at Herlingshaw

Middlesbrough FC manager Tony Pulis joined the club’s Foundation, to celebrate the opening of their newly-refurbished third generation (3G) artificial...

in Football - on 27/4/19

Elign Boys Club

Elgin buy lawnmower

Local authority budget cuts have forced a boys’ football organisation to take direct action to ensure games can still be played.

in Football - on 26/4/19

Bees- Pesticides

RSPB resigns from forum

The RSPB and dozens of environmental groups have resigned from the government’s pesticides forum after two decades claiming the use of dangerous chemicals...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 26/4/19

Lee Bennet

New man at total-play

Sports surface specialist total-play Ltd has continued the ongoing expansion of its team with the appointment of Lee Bennet in the role of Sales Development...

in Cricket - on 26/4/19

Red Kites

Facing competition

Despite breeding and reintroduction programmes, the UK’s birds of prey still face threats from unscrupulous individuals and syndicates out for personal...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 26/4/19

Gleneagles 18th

The Solheim Cup 2019

Pinnacle of women’s golf launches sustainability plan to address climate and conserve biodiversity

in Golf - on 25/4/19

Eastleigh FC Tractor

Thieves steal tractor

Staff at Eastleigh FC say they are "gutted" after a tractor worth £19,000 was stolen from their ground

in Industry News - on 25/4/19


Time of change at Woking

Quality, service and advice secures agreement plan for Toro and Reesink at Woking Golf Club

in Golf - on 25/4/19

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PRO 34R for Beaumont

Cameron Flitten, head groundsman at De Montfort University at Beaumont Park in Leicester, says that the new Dennis PRO 34R rotary mower is significantly...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 24/4/19