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Theft At Cricket Club

Theft At Cricket Club: A warning to be vigilant has been issued by a cricket club after thieves stole some of its expensive groundskeeping equipment. On Friday morning, the groundsman at Maidenhead and Bray Cricket Club discovered that a storage container in the club’s car park in Bray had been broken into overnight. Equipment stolen […]

Meeting Over Slow Cricket Pitch

Meeting Over Slow Cricket Pitch: Faf du Plessis, the Proteas captain is to meet Cricket South Africa (CSA) officials to discuss the strangely slow SuperSport Park pitch which has remained the focus of attention during the second Test match against India. SA won by 135 runs and the unhappy Proteas captain will engage CSA on the way forward. […]

Volunteers Assist Match Preparation

Volunteers Assist Match Preparation: A football club has been saved thousands of pounds by a number of community volunteers who have helped prepare a stadium for the biggest game in its history. Highland League outfit Fraserburgh host Premiership giants Rangers at the weekend in the Scottish Cup. And ever since the draw was made, the […]

idverde And Mixto Partner Up

idverde And Mixto Partner Up: The UK’s biggest specialist green service provider, idverde, has joined forces with Italian hybrid sports technology brand, Mixto, in a sole distribution agreement for the United Kingdom. The partnership follows the success of the same agreement with idverde France. Mixto uses hybrid grass technology to create a sports turf system that improves […]

Tributes Paid To Greenkeeper

Tributes Paid To Greenkeeper: Tributes have been paid to a father and golf club greenkeeper who was tragically killed in a tree felling incident. Martin Davenport, 35, of Pasture Close, Kelsall, died instantly under a falling tree at an address in Brown Heath Road, Christleton, on Sunday, January 7. A former Tattenhall resident, Martin worked as a greenkeeper […]

Eddie Howe’s Groundsman Tribute

Eddie Howe’s Groundsman Tribute: “He was always positive, welcoming and a true supporter of this football club – I will always remember laughing with him!” Eddie Howe has given a moving tribute to former Cherries groundsman and referee liaison officer John Harriss, who passed away on Sunday, aged 88. John, who first started watching from the terraces at Dean […]

Football Pitches Vandalised

Football Pitches Vandalised: Junior football clubs in the Bristol area have been hit with a large bill after vandals used a car to turn their pitches into a “mud bath”. Seven pitches at Pomphrey Hill in Mangotsfield were damaged after a car managed to access the site in the early hours of Saturday, January 13. The pitches […]

Tribute To John Harriss

Tribute To John Harriss: John Harriss, a lifelong Bournemouth supporter who once held roles at the club as both head groundsman and referee liason officer, has died at the age of 88. John, who spent 37 years as the club’s groundsman, passed away on Sunday evening, hours after watching Bournemouth record a historic first win over […]

Tree Causes Pitch Damage

Tree Causes Pitch Damage: It should have been a case for the Special Branch, but solving the most recent tree problem at Romsey Town’s Bypass Ground was far from a laughing matter. The Sydenhams Wessex One club face a bill of around £350-£400 to repair the damage caused when a giant poplar was uprooted in gale force winds […]

Fence To Protect Cricket Club

Fence To Protect Cricket Club: A new fence is set to be constructed around a cricket ground in order to stop vandals driving across the field after a series of attacks. Officials at Green Lane Cricket Club in Nunroyd Park, Yeadon, believe they are being targeted by someone with a grudge after persistent vandalism over the […]