Find out more about groundsmanship and how to look after cricket grounds.
What is the Lancashire Groundsman's Association?
The LGA was inaugurated in 2004 under the umbrella of the LCB and ECB. Paul A Tatton and Adam Cooper operate as pitch advisors for the LCB and tasked to assess facilities as part of clubs’ needs for funding.
Our role is to help and advise fellow Groundspersons to improve playing surfaces, consistency in turf management practices and general presentation of grounds.
The LGA is now a fully constituted group which has regular meetings and talks about management of cricket grounds. The current membership exceeds 300 clubs and individuals.
Benefits to clubs and Groundsmen of Membership
- Representation to the LCB and ECB via Paul A Tatton and Adam Cooper.
- Negotiations annually on behalf of clubs on price structure for amenity products and soil analysis through various suppliers.
- Access to the LCB Trailer equipped with autumn renovation machinery. 2 trailers available to use. Training will be provided before machinery is released.
- Speaker meetings and Field demonstrations taken round Lancashire throughout the year.
- Comprehensive written and verbal ground and facility reports including soil sample (pH) and corrective fertilisation.
- Membership for the LCGA is automatically taken through annual affiliation of clubs to the LCB. If though you want to join as an individual or a member of a non-affiliated club then contact Paul A Tatton on 0161 702 8615 or 07977 318406.
- Joining fee is £10 annual charge.
More information will be provided here about the group and key groundsmanship knowledge will be communicated. There is also information available on the ECB Groundsmanship website.
Paul A Tatton
LGA Vice Chairperson