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21st November 2008

Durham Groundsman Dave Measor Receives Commendation

Dave and his team work relentlessly throughout the summer months preparing pitch after pitch to the highest of standards for not only Durham but also England.

Continuing a pattern in the awards that has been in place for a number of years, Bill Gordon from The Brit Oval has won both the four-day and one-day pitches title. 

Commendations were awarded in the four-day pitches category to Peter Marron at Old Trafford, Mick Hunt at Lord’s and Paul Marshall at Northampton.

In the one-day pitches category, commendations were awarded to Nigel Gray at The Rose Bowl, Peter Marron at Old Trafford, Philip Frost at Taunton and David Measor at Riverside.

In the UCCE category, an old rivalry was contested with Richard Sula at The Parks also making it back to back wins with John Moden at Fenners named runner-up.

Alan Fordham, ECB Head of Operations (First Class Cricket) said, “Once again the nation’s groundsmen and their teams have worked incredibly hard to produce some excellent pitches during another wet season.  Great matches happen on great pitches and the tireless work that groundsmen do all year means that many thousands of spectators and players get maximum enjoyment from the game.