Kent County Cricket Club recently held an 'open' event at their new-look County Ground in Beckenham entitled 'One Day, One Game'. More than 100 cricketers, coaches, officials and groundsmen attended the day. However, only one machinery company was asked to demonstrate a range of equipment - The Grass Group.
The day was designed to bring the complete cricketing family together on one packed day to include coaching workshops; advice from the ECB; a tour of the new facilities; and the innovations brought to the cricket market by Advanced Turf Technology (ATT).
Following the series of lectures, The Grass Group took the Groundsmen outside to demonstrate the ATT INFiNiSystem™ at work on the cricket outfield. Various SMART cassettes from the 10 available within the TMSystem™ were on display. In addition to the SMARTCut™ cutting unit, delegates were also shown the SMARTUltraGroomer™ cassette in action. This cassette is specifically designed to reduce overly dense swards and therefore prevent thatch accumulation taking hold.
To complete the display was the transport trailer for the INFiNiSystem.
Commenting on the event The Grass Group's Tim Merrell said, "It was a huge privilege to be the only machinery supplier asked to attend the day and it was great to see all sides of the sport come together with the common goal of informing visitors of the latest industry developments. We were lucky with the weather, it was a sunny day and we received lots of interest in the units we displayed."