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July Mid-Term Report

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July Mid-Term Report

Update from Paul Tatton (Chairman of the Lancashire Groundsman's Association) about July advice on cricket ground maintenance.

Continue to repair bowling ends on a match to match basis.

Consider presentation to cut grass in different direction to your norm for a healthy sward.

Also consider an August programme of scarification of pitches out of commission for this season. Choose conditions (i.e. not rock hard but with some give) that lend itself to this process. This is to erase possibilities of another wet autumn and be one step ahead.

Consider / book contractors now in September for major projects such as corowing, re-levelling and renovations.

Consider verti-cutting to eradicate stalky meadow grass prevalent at this time of year.

The ‘Jonathan Trott syndrome’ continues with deep grooves on popping creases at all levels now down to Under 11’s. Rather ironic I might have the man himself playing at Westhoughton on Monday 30th June for Warwickshire 2nd X1.

Goods Available

Centurion ride-on rotary deck tractor available at only £200 ref Esmund Howarth on 01942 217138.

Twin axle galvanised trailer unbraked ¾ ton payload ref Esmund Howarth.

Brand new Bowdry available heavily discounted ref Paul Tatton.

Also shortly available details of full electronic scoreboard – watch this space.

Any ground issues and contact details for Paul and other pitch advisors visit: 3 ECB Pitch Advisors.

Paul Tatton

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