Leading cricket ground maintenance manufacturers Dennis and SISIS are continuing their support of Surrey Cricket Groundsman's Association.
They attended a recent 'one stop shop to renovation' evening which was held at Farnham Cricket Club.
The event is designed to educate the region's cricket groundcare professionals in maintaining their pitches, squares, wickets and outfields.
It was organised by Surrey Cricket Development Manager Chris Bullen and also attending was John Dodwell, Head Groundsman at Caterham School who gave a hands-on practical session on pitch repairs and renovations as well as live demonstrations of the latest ground maintenance equipment by John Milner, part of the company's Field Support Team.
The SCGA was set up in 2003 with the aim of supporting cricket groundsmen at all levels by providing training courses, a pitch advisory service and machinery hire for renovation work. They also carry out pitch inspections at any club or school looking to upgrade facilities or apply for grant funding.
“We’re always looking, through the groundsman’s association, to support cricket. We think that one of the much maligned roles of cricket clubs is the groundsman,” Bullen says.
"Anything that we can do to support the groundsman, whether that is to give them a bit of knowledge or the opportunity to try top maintenance machines goes down very well."
“We’re very lucky to have a partnership with Dennis and SISIS. As a company, they are always looking to support what we would like to achieve through educating cricket groundsmen," he adds.
Dennis and SISIS have been manufacturing equipment for cricket ground maintenance for several years and regularly participate in conferences and seminars - in Surrey and around the country.
SISIS is a well-known brand to cricket groundsmen, particularly for its range of hand and powered tools for scarification, aeration, brushing and levelling while Dennis provide the cricket mowers of choice at many grounds allowing groundsmen to complete tasks such as cutting, spiking, verti-cutting and slitting.
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