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Leicester Groundsman Cuts Club Crest Into Centre Circle

Leicester Groundsman Cuts Club Crest Into Centre Circle. Current Premier League champions Leicester are preparing to hand over their trophy to Chelsea this weekend, but when it comes to pitch designs, the Foxes are still riding high at the top. Craig Shakespeare’s side travel to Manchester City this weekend, but they still have two fixtures remaining […]

Greenkeeper Takes Up Role As ECB Pitch Adviser

Falmouth Greenkeeper Takes Up Role As ECB Pitch Adviser. Cornwall Cricket is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Johnson, Head Greenkeeper at Falmouth Golf Club, and Head Groundsman at Mount Ambrose CC as its new named ECB Pitch Adviser. Simon has more than thirty years’ relevant experience and has prepared pitches for Minor Counties’ […]

Southend United Groundsman Ken Hare Reaches Settlement With Club

Southend United Groundsman Ken Hare Reaches Settlement With Club. Prospect (the union that represents football officials, cricket umpires, grounds staff and other sports professionals) has reached a mutually acceptable agreement for Southend United’s groundsman, Ken Hare, whose employment was terminated in January. Hare was dismissed on 21 January after Southend’s home match against Bolton was […]

Why Do Golf Courses Aerate So Much?

Why Do Golf Courses Aerate So Much? – The word aeration stimulates negative emotions for many golfers. It may come as a surprise, but golf course superintendents also dislike aeration. After all, the last person who wants to disrupt the smoothness of the putting greens they work so hard to maintain is the superintendent. Golfers often […]

Firefighters Tackle Fire At SIS Factory

Emergency services were called out at 1.30pm yesterday. A police spokesman said: “Emergency services are continuing to tackle a fire at Glasson Industrial Estate in Maryport. “Members of the public are advised to keep their windows closed due to the level of smoke.” A statement released by SIS Pitches said: “No individuals were injured in […]

Qatar World Cup Stadium Claims Turfing World Record

A pitch specially developed in Qatar has been laid in record time at Khalifa International Stadium, as the first proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar advances towards completion. Fifa.com reports that in the space of just 13 and a half hours, the pitch measuring around 7,800 square metres was moved from […]

CSA Concludes Groundsmen’s Conference

East London – The annual Cricket South Africa (CSA) Groundsmen’s Conference concluded in East London on Friday after a comprehensive overview of the state of playing fields in the country. The April 18 to 21 event covered everything from pitches to the equipment used in preparing them. There was also input from coaches, captains, media […]