Grounds Maintenance

The ECB’s Essential Guide to Cricket Groundsmanship, the first point of reference for cricket club volunteers to find practical guidance on maintaining and developing their ground.

Using easy to follow text, images and videos this resource guides you through the operations undertaken on a cricket ground and the equipment and materials used.

Whether you are swatting up at your desktop or on the go with a smart phone or tablet, this resource is here to help every step of the way as you look to produce high quality pitch and ground performance at your club.

The website will give you lots of practical help including :

  • Materials
  • Tasks and operations
  • Health and safety
  • Seasonal management

To access the website click here


Cricket Surface Types

Cricket Surface Types

Providing and maintaining safe, high-quality playing surfaces is hugely important, be they fine turf, non-turf or indoor practice facilities.

The ECB are committed to raising standards in all areas of our game, including achieving the best possible playing surfaces at all grounds from the smallest club to major Test venues.

The ECB’s recommended guidelines for the construction, preparation and maintenance of cricket pitches and outfields at all levels of the game HERE sets out procedures and methods for ground care related to fine turf pitches and outfields.

Club groundsmen can use their knowledge of local conditions to adapt the recommended guidelines to suit their site.


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