County Pitch Advisors

In Cheshire, we are fortunate to have an experienced network of County Pitch Advisors (CPAs) available to support our clubs. The CPAs have a wealth of experience in getting the best out of pitches and a commitment to helping groundsmen at all levels of the game.

The County Pitch Advisors are:

Andrew Horsfield (Timperley)

Mike Cook (Oulton Park)


Stan Aspinall (Stockport Trinity) - interview with AJ


Mark Samaru (photo to follow)


• A County Pitch Advisor (CPA) is qualified through the Grounds Management Association to support clubs with “raising the standards of sports surfaces as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots club”.

A CPA is therefore a brilliant support for the Club network. Leaning on their experience and expertise can be invaluable to help your cricket square and outfield grow from strength to strength.

How can a CPA offer support?
- Support leagues and clubs to be reactive to surfaces performance in season
- Support clubs to be proactive in planning and improving surfaces performances long, medium, and short term.

Options include:
· Full PQS (Performance Quality Standards) assessment for square and outfield, along with report with support and advice.
· Basic Advisory assessment using visual inspection, producing a short report.

How to get in touch:
Email or if you are interested in a visit from a CPA and want more details, please complete the following form

Pitch Advisory Service (prices subject to review)
Site Visit - On-site inspection by a CPA and a simple, written report covering areas of concern - £100
Performance Quality Standard (PQS) Report – Short Version with simple recommendations - £150
Performance Quality Standard (PQS) Report - Comprehensive technical assessment of square or outfield using ECB Performance Quality Standards - £250
Follow-up visit - negotiated by CPA if necessary - £50-£100
Costs above not inclusive of mileage (45p per mile). Any additional costs to be advised by CPA as appropriate

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