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My season at the Ageas Bowl

17th September 2019 Posted in Grounds and People by Michael Weeks

As the first-class season at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl at Southampton comes to a conclusion with Somerset fighting for a vital win Wadebridge groundsman Paul Chapman reflects on his summer working at the Test venue. From Egloshayle Road to the Ageas Bowl        From Wadebridge to the Ageas Bowl        Chapman’s Ageas Diary  […]


County Pitch Advisor Vacancy

30th August 2019 Posted in Board and Grounds by Michael Weeks

Opportunity Do you want an exciting opportunity supporting the development of playing facilities in Cornwall? Cornwall Cricket seek an enthusiastic County Pitch Adviser (CPA). The establishment of the Pitch Advisory Scheme was a pioneering initiative by the ECB, and reflects the ECB’s commitment to groundstaff within the recreational and semi-professional spectrum, delivered via all county […]


Perranporth Cricket Club opened its new scoreboard

22nd July 2019 Posted in Grounds by Joe Skinner

Funding was achieved though the Cricket World Cup 2019 Club Fund and the EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme Significantly, a grant was offered by Lynn Batchelor in honour of the Cricket Club’s former Founder and President, Peter Batchelor. It will be named the Peter Batchelor Scoreboard.


Groundsmen’s News

17th June 2019 Posted in Grounds and League by Michael Weeks

News from the Cornwall Association of Cricket Groundsmen                         Homepage   Ordering Grass Seed  –    Dealing with Leatherjackets    –      Improving Outfields   Cricket clubs in Cornwall have been advised to order grass seed for this year’s autumn renovation of their squares […]


Chapman’s Ageas Diary

25th May 2019 Posted in Grounds by Michael Weeks

Ahead of the first Minor Counties game at Wadebridge since 1988 this weekend groundsman Paul Chapman, who is spending the summer working at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, gives another update as the venue hosts international cricket.     England vs Pakistan the other week was truly amazing the buzz around the ground on the Friday […]


Specsavers Sponsor Club Stumps

26th April 2019 Posted in Grounds 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 […]


From Wadebridge to the Ageas Bowl

8th April 2019 Posted in Grounds 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 […]


A ‘Moss Read’ for Groundsmen

28th January 2019 Posted in Grounds 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 […]


From Egloshayle Road to the Ageas Bowl

22nd January 2019 Posted in Grounds 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, […]


Pitch Renovation Programme a success!

17th January 2019 Posted in Grounds 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 […]