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Durham Groundstaff Association


The DCB Groundstaff Association are here to help you in any way possible with any query, guidance or training you may require for your club.


ECB have produced a fantastic new online resource tool to help groundstaff with any advice, guidance and support they could possibly need. These include Materials, Tasks & Operations, Seasonal Management, and Health & Safety. Click here to view the resource.



Pitch Advisers Scheme

The purpose of the scheme is to address issues regarding: Minimum Quality Performance Standards Consistent advice across England and Wales Active response to clubs Higher profile for groundsmanship Accurate assessment of cricket priority sites Identified costs Proactive move between professional and voluntary sector.

We have two Pitch Advisors in Durham, Duncan Carr (North) from Chester le Street CC, and Dave Geldart (South) from Norton CC. Click here for more information on the Pitch Advisors Scheme.


Latest Guidelines on rolling cricket pitches

The guidelines are the result of four years of research by Cranfield’s Centre for Sports Surface Technology commissioned by the ECB, which aimed to develop a scientific understanding of the rolling of cricket pitches in order to optimise pitch preparation. The research marks a significant shift from current practice and understanding in cricket. Click here for excellent latest research document on rolling cricket pitches.

This could save your club Groundstaff valuable hours!!!!!!!!


The Groundsman Magazine

The voice of the industry with practical approaches.
 
The Groundsman is the UK's leading magazine for anyone involved in the maintenance of grounds: professionals, non-professionals, volunteers and suppliers who serve them.

Serious industry issues, advancements & advice all accessible in a jargon-free
manner using regular analysis, comments and features from around the world.
 Behind the scenes preparations at all the major sporting events to practical and
 timely planning and maintenance features.
 
The Groundsman reaches an IOG membership subscription of more than 5,500
  industry professionals across the UK and Ireland, with a total readership of more than 10,000 buyers.

The Groundsman magazine is sent directly to key contacts at stadia and league grounds for major sports, local authorities, independent schools, colleges & universities, private contractors, National Governing Bodies of Sport and relevant associations.
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