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Rolling on a river

21st April 2018 Posted in Grounds and Latest 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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Sat 21 April Fixtures – Live Status

14th April 2018 Posted in Grounds and Latest and League by Michael Weeks

The LWC Drinks Cornwall Cricket League have agreed that due to the exceptionally wet pre season ground conditions clubs may reschedule their home games due to be played on the opening day Saturday 21 April 2018. The five Premier Games have been moved en bloc to Bank Holiday Monday 27 August. As any of the other […]

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2018 Pitch Advice

6th April 2018 Posted in Grounds and Latest and League by Michael Weeks

Please find below an article that Rich Modsell, the Pitch Advisor from Wiltshire wrote to their groundsmen about this seasons preparation after the awful weather.    Cornwall ECB Pitch Advisor  Simon Johnson sjohnson@iog.org 07934 299 827   CACG Homepage ECB Pitch Doctor Pre Season Rolling Video click Cricket Pitch Preparation Video click Wiltshire Cricket Board Website […]

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CCL Season Start Date Statement

3rd April 2018 Posted in Grounds and Latest and League by Michael Weeks

Due to the exceptional pre season ground conditions, and having consulted with clubs,  a common sense compromise has been adopted by the League and is detailed in the Season Start Date Statement 3 April 2018.   Basically the 21st April games are now as follows:   The 5 Premier League games are all moved en […]

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Notice of CACG AGM

21st February 2018 Posted in Grounds and Latest by Michael Weeks

20th February 2018. Dear Club Groundsman, You are requested to attend the Groundsman Association AGM on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at the  Cricket Centre, Truro, commencing at 7.30pm.   Agenda. Chairman’s Report. Treasurers Report. Election of Officers Chairman Secretary Treasurer Committee Members. Set Hire Fees Set Mileage Allowance Any Other Business.   Presentations Groundsman of the Year Trophy […]

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CACG Complete Deep Spiking Programme

5th December 2017 Posted in Grounds and Latest by Michael Weeks

The Cornwall Association of  Cricket Groundsmen have completed the deep spiking of 34 Cricket Squares across the county.   Click here for a video and photos

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CACG Newsletter

20th November 2017 Posted in Grounds and Latest by Michael Weeks

Simon Johnson ECB Pitch Advisor   Below is some information of what the County Groundsmen’s Association are doing in the next couple of weeks and some guidance for those that will find it helpful and what tasks may need doing over the winter months.   Although the season has finished it would be great to […]

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Autumn & Winter Aeration

23rd October 2017 Posted in Grounds and Latest by Michael Weeks

The Cornwall Association of Cricket Groundsmen are taking bookings for the Autumn & Winter Aeration programme. For all the details see  this page

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Pitch Rejuvenation

13th September 2017 Posted in Grounds and Latest by Michael Weeks

Cornwall Cricket Pitch Rejuvenation Programme Despite the extraordinary efforts of groundsmen, almost all volunteers, across the Duchy, our pitches have the general reputation of being slow and low. This hampers the development of players: batsmen don’t develop a back foot game; seam bowlers are not encouraged to focus on speed as a weapon. There have […]

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Simon Johnson appointed IoG Advisor

4th September 2017 Posted in Grounds and Latest by Michael Weeks

Cornwall Cricket is delighted to announce that our ECB Pitch Adviser, Simon Johnson, has been appointed as the Institute of Groundsmanship South West England Pitch Adviser.  Simon will take up his new full-time role later this month after he has finished his duties as Head Greenkeeper at Falmouth Golf Club.   Simon Menneer, Cornwall Cricket […]

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