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.
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