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Specsavers Sponsor Club Stumps

26th April 2019 Posted in Grounds and Latest and League by Michael Weeks

All 70 Cornwall Cricket League clubs have been issued with stump stickers sponsored by Specsavers Cornwall. Photo Caption:  Paul McGrane (Falmouth and Helston Specsavers store director) and Simon Menneer (Cornwall Cricket Board CEO). Falmouth and Helston Specsavers store director, Paul McGrane said: ‘I am delighted along with all Specsavers stores across Cornwall to be sponsoring […]

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From Wadebridge to the Ageas Bowl

8th April 2019 Posted in Grounds and Latest and People by Michael Weeks

Wadebridge CC groundsman and CACG Committee member Paul Chapman began a summer contract at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton in February. Here he gives a progress report on life working at a Test venue.   I thought I would touch base with my beloved Cornwall on my progress at Hampshire. I can’t believe I’ve been here […]

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A ‘Moss Read’ for Groundsmen

28th January 2019 Posted in Grounds and Latest by Michael Weeks

Dealing with Moss on the Outfield To all Club Groundsmen, If your club is suffering from moss on the outfield there are two ways of dealing with this problem. You can either use sulphate of iron or fertiliser which contains a moss killer. Sulphate of Iron which comes in granular form can be mixed with […]

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From Egloshayle Road to the Ageas Bowl

22nd January 2019 Posted in Grounds and Latest and League by Michael Weeks

Paul Chapman head groundsman at Wadebridge Cricket Club has landed a role as Groundsman at Hampshire County Cricket Club at The Ageas Bowl starting in February. He said, “It will be a busy summer there with 6 World Cup games, 2 one-day England matches and Australia coming on 1st July for a two-week training camp.” He added, […]

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Pitch Renovation Programme a success!

17th January 2019 Posted in Grounds and Latest and League by Michael Weeks

Having introduced the Pitch Renovation Programme back in August 2017 with donations from Neil Tregarthen and Penzance CC we have seen some excellent results from those clubs that have followed the suggestions. The programme was implemented following discussions on how poor the bounce and carry was on some of our pitches compared to others that […]

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Groundsman Association Autumn Update

16th October 2018 Posted in Grounds and Latest and League by Michael Weeks

  As some of you are aware, last season we trialled a program of deep aeration throughout the Premier League teams (some lower league clubs also had their squares done). The problem of poor bounce and carry needed to be addressed and it was decided that by deep spiking the squares and overseeding with the […]

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Pitch Renovations

19th September 2018 Posted in Grounds by Michael Weeks

Cornwall Association of Cricket Groundsmen We have been able to get a complete renovation price for doing your entire square if any clubs are interested. I have been asked by a few clubs who are lacking in member volunteers to look into this so they can get their squares renovated.   Scarifying – Tractor mounted […]

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Drought Advice

19th July 2018 Posted in Grounds by Michael Weeks

  Maintaining your cricket square and outfield during a drought. By Cornwall Pitch Advisor Simon Johnson Unbelievably it wasn’t that long ago where we were discussing the snow and how many football matches had been cancelled and we have now gone completely the other way. Temperatures up in the 30’s and no rain for weeks. […]

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Pitch Advisor Update

6th June 2018 Posted in Grounds by Michael Weeks

just a quick note to you all to see how you are progressing this season after the very wet start that we had.   Hopefully for those of you that performed the deep aeration and overseeding tasks on your square last autumn the bounce and carry has improved on your pitches. The root depths will have […]

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Rolling on a river

21st April 2018 Posted in Grounds and League by Michael Weeks

From the IOG Website IOG technical turf consultant Alex Vickers, offers helpful advice to cricket groundsman trying to make up for lost time. “Rolling on a river…” The words from Tina Turner’s song have come to mind as I have mournfully looked out to our wicket considering what to do. If, like me, you have […]

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