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Short Course Training Modules for Cricket Groundsmanship

launched in conjunction with the ECB

Short Course (2hrs) Training Modules for Cricket Groundsmanship


The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are collaborating on a programme of short course training modules that will provide volunteer cricket grounds staff with introductory training and tuition into the preparation and maintenance of playing surfaces in a sustainable way. Initially the courses will be provided free of charge but will have limited places available.

Delivered by qualified IOG instructors, the new pilot programme of one-day courses will complement the newly launched NatWest Pitch Doctor and the wide ranging services offered by the ECB further extending the IOG’s longstanding and ongoing work with the ECB in delivering cricket-focused training programmes, from Foundation to Advanced level for groundsmanship.

A range of courses, starting in May, are available:

  • Early spring maintenance of the cricket square
  • Setting out a square and marking a pitch
  • Match pitch preparation
  • Winter pitch to cricket outfield
  • Non-turf pitches and practice areas
  • Mid-season pitch recovery
  • Post season renovation
  • Close season maintenance
  • Safe working practices
  • Machinery maintenance and operation
  • Assessment and planning for post-season renovations
  • Maintenance following reconstruction works
  • Growing-in newly laid squares.

Please click on this PDF for more information Short Course Module Training.pdf.

If you would like to book yourself a space on any of these courses please contact an ECB /
IOG Regional Advisor in your region:

ECB and IOG Regional Advisors

North Region - Contact Ian Mather-Brewster - 07743025547

Midlands Region - Contact Allan Moore - 07968015184

South West and Wales Region - Contact Len Smith - 07800885583

South Region - Contact Ian Norman - 07915999143

East and Anglia Region - Contact Andy Clarke - 07754532545

Or contact the ECB at