Tuesday 12 August 2014 

Free Cricket Pitch Maintenance Advice At Saltex 2014

Advice for anybody who prepares and maintains cricket pitches will be available at IOG Saltex 2014
Advice for anybody who prepares and maintains cricket pitches will be available at IOG Saltex 2014
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Cricket groundcare professionals and volunteers looking for free cricket pitch maintenance advice would be well advised to head to IOG Saltex 2014 at Windsor Racecourse between 2nd and 4th September.

The team in the Institute of Groundsmanship's (IOG) Ask The Expert centre will be on hand for one-to-one advice sessions with anybody involved in the preparation and maintenance of cricket pitches.

The advice is open to all, whether you volunteer at an amateur club, or are among the thousands of local authority contractors that look after clubs up and down the country.

They will also give advice to those looking after synthetic or artificial pitches as well as grass wickets.

The opportunity is a collaboration between IOG and leading sports turf professionals (including cricket) including IOG winners and regional pitch advisors from the IOG's Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme.

On each day of the exhibition, the experts will be available to offer their guidance and they include Chris Woods, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) pitches consultant and David Roberts from Charterhouse School.

IOG award winners include Lightcliffe CC's Rod Heyhoe, St James' Boys School's Stephen Fidler, Kingston University's Mike Hitt, Harrow School's Lee Marshallsay and St Albans School's Steve Ascott and Ian Smith.

Plus, regional pitch advisors Andy Clarke, Rob Donnelly, Kevin Duffill, Ian Mather-Brewster, Ian Norman, Ian Powell, Tom Rowley, Len Smith and Daniel White will also be attending along with national manager Jason Booth.

Plus, in addition to the ask the expert sessions, there will be daily open panel debates on a variety of topics and many labour-saving products will also be featured - there is something for everybody.

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