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Cricket World and Turf Matters Groundcare Awards 2019


Cricket World and Turf Matters are pleased to announce the 2019 Cricket Groundcare Awards.

The Awards have been introduced to recognise the dedication and hard work that groundcare individuals put into maintaining and producing cricket squares and outfields, for reactional clubs, schools and universities in the UK and Ireland.

We also hope that they will raise the profile and awareness of ground care staff (without whom there would be no cricket) and encourage and promote the Groundcare industry.

There will be different categories and the judging process will take into account the quality of the playing surface, general upkeep of the ground, longevity of service ,an 'against all odds' and an overall Groundcare Person of the Year. Every nomination for the judging process will revieve a special Certificate of Recognition for the Individual and the Club/School and the winners will be invited to a special presentation at Lord’s Cricket Ground, in London.

All you have to do to nominate your groundcare staff or individual is to fill in the form online and it will go forward to the judging process.

To nominate your groundcare person please click here

Alastair Symondson, Head of Media at Cricket World

“We are delighted to be running these Awards in association with Turf Matters. We understand the dedication and hard work that goes into preparing cricket playing facilities throughout the summer and it is nice that we can recognize their hard work and endeavours in some small way. We have previously run Awards where certain winners have also gone on from their club or school to International Cricket venues, such as Lord’s and the Emirates Riverside, and it is fantastic to see some progress and also to see others continuing to keep their club facilities in such good condition.”

Scott MacCallum Editor of Turf Matters 

"Here at Turf Matters we are well aware of the dedicated work which is required to ensure that cricket is possible in every village, town and city in the country. We are also well aware that often that great work is taken for granted. Together with our friends at Cricket World we believe that the spotlight should be shone on those wonderful men and women who spend endless hours ensuring pitches and outfields and fit for purpose,” said Scott MacCallum, Editor and Publisher of Turf Matters.

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Cricket Groundcare Award Sponsors 2020

Many thanks to all our Cricket Groundcare Award Sponsors 2020, without whom we would not be able to recognise the hardworking volunteers and professionals that make recreational cricket viable.