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Pitch Advisor Scheme

The ECB Pitch Advisory Scheme is designed to improve groundsmanship across the country – particularly at recreational/non-professional level.

The ECB Pitch Advisory Scheme is designed to improve groundsmanship across the country – particularly at recreational/non-professional level.

As part of the project the pitch advisor is able to assess facilities on a standard that is recognised nationally and conforms to nationally accepted criteria (IOG Performance Quality Standards)

Aims & objectives of the Pitch Advisor Scheme

The purpose of the Pitch Advisor scheme is to address issues regarding:

• Minimum performance quality standards.
• Consistent advice across England and Wales.
• Active response to clubs.
• Higher profile for groundsmanship.
• Accurate assessment of cricket priority sites.
•Identified costs.

Pitch Adviser roles include:

1. Advise on the quality performance of specific pitches / squares and produce recommendations (where necessary) for any improvements.
2. To monitor the developments of any facilities (including non turf (artificial) pitches) on which recommendations are being implemented.
3. Available, if required, to assess pitches / squares / non turf (artificial) pitches.
4. Help build an effective Groundsmans Association.

Pitch Advisor visits

The affiliated clubs and schools can take advantage of this service which provides either a “Short Pitch Report” or “Formal Report”. The SCGA sets the level of charges for this service, with inital visits often free of charge providing basic advice and at £75 for a short pitch report and £250 for a formal report.

Co-ordination of the scheme

The administration and co-ordination of the scheme will be organised by the SCGA Chairman Phil Mortimer.  Please contact Phil to book a visit from a Pitch Advisor on morts@tiscali.co.uk