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Bayer To Appeal Glyphosate Ruling

Bayer To Appeal Glyphosate Ruling: Bayer shares continued to fall on Tuesday after a California jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple who alleged that the company’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused their cancers. The third successive loss by Bayer in US courts and highest award to date by […]

Ground Staff Furious Over Criticism

Ground Staff Furious Over Criticism: It was a remark by Mark Ramprakash, England’s former batting coach, after the recent Test series defeat by West Indies which pushed one first-class groundsman over the edge. Ramprakash had just been asked why his batters had underperformed so woefully, and responded by assigning a chunk of the blame to […]

New Court Almost Ready

New Court Almost Ready: Often called the world’s best tennis tournament, Wimbledon will be unveiling a new Court No.1 this year and the preparations are in their final stages. The famously skilled groundsmen at the All England Lawn Tennis Club have tweeted pictures of the lines being painted onto court No.1 with the brand new […]

Vandals Hit Ellesmere Port GC

Vandals Hit Ellesmere Port GC: Police have taken to social media to reveal the damage caused by vandals at a recently re-opened golf club. Ellesmere Port Golf Club, also known as Hooton Golf Club, relaunched last month with the Ian Woosnam Golf Academy. The site, which closed suddenly last October after operators Mack Golf ceased trading, is owned […]

Award For Gillingham Groundsman

Award For Gillingham Groundsman: Gillingham groundsman John Plummer was awarded the Elliott Scally Cup at the club’s awards evening last Sunday. The cup goes to someone at the club who deserves special recognition. Plummer was given the daunting task of dealing with a new hybrid pitch early on in the season after the old one […]

Groundsman Targets Improvements

Groundsman Targets Improvements: Swindon Town groundsman Marcus Cassidy hopes beneath the surface improvements, as a result of continued investment over the summer, can help improve the County Ground pitch even further next season. Town were confirmed as winners of the Grounds Team of the Year award for League Two on Wednesday night, one place better […]

EFL Award Winners Announced

EFL Award Winners Announced: The EFL has announced the winners of the Grounds Team of the Season award for 2018/19 in each of the three divisions. The awards recognise the importance of the quality of pitches for professional football and acknowledge the clubs and their ground staff who consistently produce the best playing surfaces in […]

New Pitch Investment Pays Off

New Pitch Investment Pays Off: For years the quality of the Memorial Stadium pitch was criticised by managers both home and away as it cut up badly. Former Gas manager Darrell Clarke used to lambaste it at regular intervals. Which makes today’s announcement that Bristol Rovers have been named Grounds Team of the Season in […]

Tributes Paid To Bob Black

Tributes Paid To Bob Black: Tributes have been paid to a community stalwart who supported football clubs in his area for more than 40 years. Bob Black, of Evenwood, was a passionate fan of Evenwood Town Football Club and became well known for helping out with everything from fixing stands to painting on the white […]

Tractor Stolen From Football Club

Tractor Stolen From Football Club: Staff at Eastleigh FC say they are “gutted” after a tractor worth £19,000 was stolen from their ground. It happened at the Silverlake Stadium on Sunday night. The Head Groundsman Dan Barnes arrived for match day preparations on Monday to discover the tractor had been stolen and the extent of […]