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Contractor Fined After Wall Collapse

Contractor Fined After Wall Collapse: A landscape contractor has been fined £20,000 plus costs after a worker was seriously injured injured when a retaining wall collapsed and trapped him underneath. The accident happened when a landscaper working for a company called Award Winning Greenfingers Limited of Saltwell View, Gateshead was undertaking groundworks to install a […]

Wolves Install New Pitches

Wolves Install New Pitches: Two brand new state-of-the-art football pitches are being laid at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ training ground to help Nuno Espirito Santo improve his players’ passing game. The head coach wants his side to train on the same surface that was laid at Molineux last year as he continues to stamp his tactical approach on […]

Rugby Players Suffer 3G Burns

Rugby Players Suffer 3G Burns: The Scarlets have seen their training plans hindered ahead of Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final against Leinster as a number of their players are nursing nasty burns and blisters after the semi-final victory over Glasgow on Scotstoun’s artificial surface. Head coach Wayne Pivac has revealed he had to cancel training yesterday and […]

Gardener Charged For Using Mobile

Gardener Charged For Using Mobile: A gardener is thought to have become the first person in Britain to be charged with using a mobile while operating a lawn-mower after being stopped outside a police station. The 47-year-old council gardener faces a fine of £200 and six penalty points if he is found guilty of using his phone at the […]

Win Dedicated To Ex-Groundsman

Win Dedicated To Ex-Groundsman: Shanklin Reserves have dedicated their Combination 1 League Cup final victory to groundsman Joe Geddes who died of cancer recently. The side beat Binstead & COB Reserves 4-1 at Brading Football Club’s Vicarage Lane ground on Saturday. Shanklin’s goals came from Ryan Gregory and Pete Wilson headers, a superb Ji Nash […]

Enduring Pays Off

Enduring Pays Off: A mostly sunny weekend at Champs Park, Kettering on the 12th/13th May saw the start of the Polaris British Enduro Championship, following delays after the bad weather. The track preparation went well and the venue did benefit from a good downpour after the completion of the Youth racing on the Saturday. Specifically […]

Vandals Target Sports Fields

Vandals Target Sports Fields: Norbridge Park has been targeted once more after two of its fields in North Rockhampton were ripped up overnight. Devoted groundsman Cec Newman said it was the seventh time in nine months the soccer fields had been damaged. Tyre tracks were discovered this morning by Mr Newman after being notified by The Morning […]

Groundsman Wins Award Hat-Trick

Groundsman Wins Award Hat-Trick: Kidderminster Cricket Club’s top groundsman has been presented with his hat-trick trophy for producing the best ground in the Birmingham and District Premier League for the third year in a row. Making the presentation to Chris Longmore in front of captain Neil Pinner and the rest of the team, Birmingham and […]

Yobs Trash Cricket Wickets

Yobs Trash Cricket Wickets: Yobs smashed a pick axe into two wickets at a cricket club just weeks into the new season. Shocking images show dozens and dozens of divots were taken out of the surfaces. Club officials at Ashton Ladysmith Cricket Club in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside , said they were baffled over the motive behind the vandal […]

Climate Change In Cricket

Climate Change In Cricket: Cricket has always been a sport at the mercy of the weather. In the 1930s, county cricket clubs in England were headed for financial ruin after a succession of wet summers. Twenty years later, persistent rain saw desperate clubs experiment with blankets, rubber mats and suction machines. As recently as the […]