On this page we hope to have some words of Wisdom about our Groundsman or perhaps we should say Groundspersons?
Any ideas what we could include here, then please email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Surrey Cricket Groundsman's Association (SCGA) information is further down this page and also IOG.
SCGA Pitch Care Machinery Hire
Please find the booking arrangements and costs for the machinery that comes under the SCGA Pitch Care Machinery Hire service on offer to members of the SCGA.
|Graden Scarifier||£180 per day or £400 for the week|
|Sisis Rotorake 602||£180 per day or £400 for the week|
|Powered Meter-Matic Top Dresser||£120 per day or £300 for the week|
(needle or standard solid tines will be provided)
|£180 per day or £400 for the week|
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£250 refundable on return for items if no damage other than normal wear and tear.
this can be organised at a cost from £50 per hire
Caterham School, Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 6BP
John Dodwell 07973 238234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hirer to collect/return the machinery unless delivery/collection is organised.
Machinery/equipment is to be insured by the hirer if overnight storage at club/ground.
Possible hire of machinery with operator at additional cost.
Please contact John Dodwell direct for any bookings supplying your name, contact details, Club/School/Organisation name and the item(s) to be hired.
Source: email from Chris Bullen - Surrey Cricket
Published here 18 August 2011
For further information about the IOG please visit www.iog.org
massive discounts are available for these courses should you become a member of the IOG
Photo (c) EPG - Paul Griffiths. All rights reserved
SURREY CRICKET GROUNDSMAN’S ASSOCIATION
The SCGA set up in 2003 has helped greatly to raise the profile of groundsman and groundsmanship within Surrey. Boasting over sixty members from clubs, schools and local authorities its overall aim is to work in partnership with appropriate individuals and agencies to develop both grounds and groundsmen in the county.
For just £10 a year you can join the SCGA and receive amongst other things;
Invites to meeting/presentations/demonstrations including an annual conference
Information on courses including possible subsidies.
Support from the Pitch Advisory Team.
Opportunities to see behind the scenes at major cricket venues.
Access to the ECB Trailer
Information on the new ECB Machinery Fund
With more money beginning to enter cricket for the use of upgrading facilities it’s important not to miss out on receiving this information.
Junior cricket is beginning to take its toll on squares and outfields so whether you are a groundsman or a committee rep join now and be involved.
For SCGA membership forms and other information please contact Chris Bullen on 020 7820 5719 or by email email@example.com
SURREY DOWNS LEAGUE AVERAGE MARKS AWARDED
New Guidlines for Rolling
New guidelines launched today by Cranfield University and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) could save over 700,000 hours of cricket pitch preparation time across the UK through more effective use of rollers.
The guidelines are the result of four years of research by Cranfield's Centre for Sports Surface Technology, commissioned by the ECB, which aimed to develop a scientific understanding of the rolling of cricket pitches in order to optimise pitch preparation.
The research marks a significant shift from current practice and understanding in cricket.
Chris Wood, ECB pitches consultant, said: “This is research that I'm pleased to say will go a long way to dispel the myths and legends and instil sound and economical rolling practices for the production of quality pitches across all levels of cricket.”
Working with ECB and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), over 100 groundstaff across England and Wales were consulted throughout the research process to identify the scope for improvement.
Results demonstrated that in first-class cricket, the number of roller passes over the pitch ranges from 5 to 280, allowing plenty of scope for optimisation.
Dr Iain James, senior Lecturer and head of the centre for Sports Surface Technology at Cranfield, said: “This research will lead to better pitches and more efficient pitch preparation.
"We calculated that if all clubs in England and Wales were to target their rolling using these guidelines, the reduction in rolling time with save a total of over 700,000 hours of rolling per year and reduce the carbon footprint of cricket by an equivalent of a small housing estate. In addition, there will be cost savings in terms of fuel.”
The guidelines, aimed at both professional and volunteer groundstaff, are available to download from here or the ECB website
FOR CRICKET PITCH AND OUTFIELD
|Headley Old Freemens||8.33||7.92||8.20||8.27|
|Holmbury St Mary||7.57||6.88||8.14||6.50|
|Horsley & Send||7.67||8.54||7.78||6.50|
|South Park Manor||6.43||7.71||6.07||6.13|