Grounds Resources

Resources to support you with Grounds Management

• 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. To find out more about County Pitch Advisors and how they can help view here

• The Grounds Management Association, The leading not-for-profit membership organisation that supports and celebrates all grounds professionals and volunteers, have a range of Resources available to manage a playing facility all year around. Take a look and see for yourself GMA ground maintenance Tool Kit.

Further advice and guidance on how to manage a playing facility can also be found on the Cheshire Association for Groundpeople (CAG) website
The CAG also run a  thriving WhatsApp group which discuss successes and challenges all year around. If you would like to join this group, please contact Andrew Jackson

• The ECB has produced ECB guidelines for construction and maintenance of pitches and outfields

• Safety of solo working ... grounds work is often carried out by a solo worker, and with various items of machinery. Given this, solo working will be a concern for many individuals and clubs.  We've pulled together some resources that can be used to help protect solo workers, regardless of being employed or volunteers.  
Cricket Health and Safety | Grounds Management Toolkit ( 
Lone Working | Grounds Management Toolkit ( 
Lone workers: how employers should protect them - Overview - HS
Most importantly if you are the solo worker and not comfortable or confident to complete the task by yourself then don’t, seek help.

• Winter Maintenance for Electric Mowers ... with electric mowers beginning to bloom at some cricket clubs we have sought some advice from a supplier on best maintenance for out of season.  
Winterising Your Ego Batteries and Stirling Mower- Tips for Storage Over The Winter Months – ALLETT 
*Other suppliers might have specific guidance for your make and model so always contact the manufacturer

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