I have been a groundsman since 1998 mostly been in cricket but have experience in golf and football also.l did my apprenticeship at Arundel castle/Cricket club and worked part time self employed at a number of local cricket and football clubs.
l was offered a position at Sussex county cricket club in 2004 where l was the first full time groundsman at the newly formed academy ground,where my role was to get cricket played on a troublesome site,after a year of hard work got all forms of cricket playable there along with football.
2006 a oppertunity came up to stay with Sussex but be based at Preston Nomads cc where my role was to get the square playable for Sussex second eleven cricket this was achieved 3 years later and is now used annually for regular Sussex second team games.
During my time at Preston Nomads cc l have become a regional pitch advisor for Sussex (2010-)and have be awarded groundsman of the year on 4 occasions.
the aim of this blog is to share the valuable experience l have gained and raise the profile of groundsman at all levels .
Any questions on my blogs please do feel free to leave any comments really welcome contructive feedback to further help the readers of this blog.