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Guidance Documents

We have selected some useful guidance documents below, which might be of help to any grounds maintenance worker.

Latest Guidelines on Rolling Cricket Pitches

The guidelines are the result of four years of research by Cranfield’s Centre for Sports Surface Technology commissioned by the ECB, which aimed to develop a scientific understanding of the rolling of cricket pitches in order to optimise pitch preparation.

The Essential Guide to Cricket Groundsmanship

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.

Institute of Groundsmanship

The Institute of Groundsmanship is the leading organisation that represents professional and volunteer groundsmen and women.


There are a number of funding options open to cricket clubs. Find out what grants and loans you can access here, and details of how to apply.