Cricket World and Pitchcare Groundsman Awards 2005
By Dave Saltman
There are just a few days left of October to get in your nominations for Cricket Groundsman of the Year Awards 2005. Cricket World and Pitchcare.com are pleased to announce an even bigger Cricket Groundsman Awards for 2005.
The Awards are designed to raise the interest and awareness of Groundsmanship and to encourage and promote Groundsmen, in Cricket, at all levels. This is the third year that the Awards have been running.
Cricket World and Pitchcare.com received dozens of nominations for the Cricket Groundsman of the Year Awards in 2004. Nominations were received from as far North as Aberdeen and as far South as Jersey in the UK, with a number of entrants from the southern hemisphere including West Bengal, and Botswana. The judges visited nearly two dozen cricket venues in January and February this year and were delighted with the high quality of entry.
The Awards Board, comprising Cricket World and Pitchcare.com invite entries up until the end of October 2005 from players, administrators, umpires and local authorities to nominate a Ground/Groundsman for an Award.
Nominations are invited for the outstanding quality of the playing surface, general upkeep of the ground, Longevity of Service or an 'against all odds' type of Achievement Award. The Board will be judging the final selection of nominated entries in the last week of November and the first week of December. The winners will be invited to attend a Presentation, at Lord's Cricket Ground, in 2006.
Last year's winners enjoyed a day out with a guest of their choice at Lord's, where they were wined and dined and able to take in a Championship match before receiving their Awards in the Grandstand Suite.
To give your Groundsman a nomination and a chance of recognition for his/her work please click on the link to the on-line registration form or send details to the address or fax below.
Cricket Groundsman Awards
The Technology Centre,
Wolverhampton Science Park,
England, UK, WV10 9RU
Fax:+44 (0)1902 824 393
Judging will take place before and after Christmas 2005 and marking criteria is based on the knowledge and experience of the Groundsman, not on the looks of the ground at that time of year.