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Bedford Town FC Groundsman With Dementia Wins Award

Bedford Town FC groundsman with dementia wins award: A former sportsman with dementia has been recognised as Groundsman of the Year for the Southern League. Norman Cooley, 76, is a groundsman at Bedford Town Football Club and this will be his third season looking after the grounds. Mr Cooley was nominated by the football club and […]

Gabba Groundsman Kevin Mitchell To Step Down

Gabba groundsman Kevin Mitchell to step down: Long-serving Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell, who has prepared pitches at the Australian cricket fortress for over 30 years, has said he will step down after the series-opening Ashes Test. The Brisbane venue has long been acclaimed for the quality of its pitches, which invariably offer pace and bounce for […]

Special Day For Cricket Groundsmen

A Special Cricket Groundsmen’s Day is being held at the County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday September 13. The Somerset Goundsmen’s Association is organising the event, which is open to any cricket groundsman in Somerset. It takes place on the second day of Somerset’s home championship match against Lancashire , and everyone attending will get a […]

Vandals Target Cricket Club

Vandals target cricket club: Vandals have damaged the pitch at Alton Cricket Club by driving a vehicle over it. A series of tyre ruts has scarred the outfield at the Jubilee Playing Fields in Chawton Park Road. The culprits also drove over the square – but this was unscathed, as the constantly rolled earth is […]

Vandals target cricket club

Vandals have damaged the pitch at Alton Cricket Club by driving a vehicle over it. A series of tyre ruts has scarred the outfield at the Jubilee Playing Fields in Chawton Park Road. The culprits also drove over the square – but this was unscathed, as the constantly rolled earth is much harder. Alton Cricket […]

Vandals Scorch Pristine Golf Green

Vandals Scorch Pristine Golf Green: The hard work of maintaining a vibrant golf green came undone as it suffered extensive damage when it was scorched by youths. At around 5.10 on Monday morning, a group of youths took a wheelie bin full of rubbish and then set it on fire on the first green of […]