Groundskeeper Recognition and Support

Thank you to all the groundskeepers around Devon for the countless hours of hard work they put in to maintaining and producing wonderful grounds. Without a pitch to play on their would be no game to play!

Particulalry during this difficult time volunteers have selflessly continued to maintain their grounds in preperation for the return of cricket which is hopfully edging closer. 

You can nominate your groundskeeper for some recognition for their work via this link  


Grounds Maintenance Support 

The Grounds Management Association website is full of information to help you make informed decisions about maintaining your grounds as well as your working and volunteering situation. 

Latest Pitch Maintenace Guidance - Interim Works and Fit for Play 


Level 1 Cricket Grounds Maintenance - (ONLINE COURSE)

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) have launched a new online Level 1 module on Cricket Grounds Maintenance to allow you to gain an awareness and general understanding of the tasks involved in maintaining playing surfaces.

There are 3 modules to this training course. All are designed to either give you a new understanding or build on your experiences so far.

  • Requirements of the groundsperson and pitch
  • Maintenance activities (Equipment and Machinery)
  • Safe use and storage (Materials)

Each module has an informal self-assessment test, plus there is a formal end of course multiple choice assessment test, which is also online.

Cost: £25.00 (Incl. VAT)

Find out more and book here. 


GMA Live - Back to Play Webinar 

On Wednesday 13th May the GMA ran their first webinar on “Back to Play” which proved very popular. You can Watch the Recording of the webinar back using the link if you missed it!

Their next webinar will take place on Wednesday 10 June, so please save the date and they’ll be in touch with further details closer to the time.


Groundskeepers Facebook Group 

There is now a specific Devon Cricket groundskeepers Facebook group for anyone involved in grounds maintenace to join. It's purpose is to:

- Share best practice, advice and guidance 
- Ask questions and seek advice from others
- Provide a platform to buy/sell grounds equipment 

You can join the group by clicking here