A Perfect Day
26 Sep 2012 - Cricket - Laurence Gale MSc
Well, what can I say; it was, in fact, a perfect day in terms of the weather, turn out and hospitality at the recent Dennis/Sisis Groundsman\'s seminar.
Controversial Hagley Oval Work to Begin
7 Aug 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Work to build a new wicket block at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch will begin on Monday, with bigger proposed developments at the grounds in doubt after opposition from the public and city councillors.
Revision of Hagley Oval Cricket Plan Requested
12 Jul 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Controversial plans to modify Hagley Oval have been sent back to Canterbury Cricket for revision a handful of weeks before an important deadline must be met if Christchurch is to host Cricket World Cup games.
Oval Plans Make Good use of Hagley Park
21 Jun 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Canterbury Cricket's ambitious plans for Hagley Oval do not amount to a threatening takeover of the ground. The general public can now judge for themselves how "invasive" cricket's plans are with the release of an image of the Oval of the future.
Hagley Park Cricket Ground Slated
11 Jun 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Many Cantabrians are ''horrified'' part of Hagley Park could be turned into an international cricket ground, a Save Hagley Park supporter says.
There is life after Old Trafford for Pete Marron
6 Jun 2012 - Cricket - Laurence Gale MSc
After dedicating thirty years of his life to the home of Lancashire cricket, Pete Marron left Old Trafford three years ago for pastures new. Our editor caught up with him recently to discuss the reasons for his departure and find out what he is up to now
Adelaide Oval Hill will Rise in Time for Summer
4 Jun 2012 - Cricket - Editor
The Sunday Mail can reveal how the historic and famous northern section of our Oval will look after its $535 million facelift, in time for the summer cricket season
Hagley Oval Wicket Block and Outfield Makeover
1 Jun 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Work on constructing a new cricket wicket block and refurbished outfield on the Hagley Oval will start within the next few days.
Seddon Park Among the World's Top-20 Test Venues
18 May 2012 - Cricket - Editor
The Cricketer magazine has confirmed what Waikato residents already know – not many places in the world are better to watch a test match than from the grassy banks of Seddon Park.
Manawatu Pledge to Restore First-Class Pitches
4 May 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Manawatu cricket is suffering due to the poor state of its first-class pitches, but with the help of Central Districts, things will hopefully look up.
Anger Over State of Palmerston Pitches
2 May 2012 - Cricket - Editor
The Manawatu Cricket Association has hit out at the poor state of council-funded pitches, calling them an "utter embarrassment" that will make it difficult to lure back first class men's cricket to the region.
Les Burdett Leads Sandakan trek in Honour of Diggers
2 May 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Renowned former Adelaide Oval curator Les Burdett will swap the manicured grass of a cricket pitch for the inhospitable jungle terrain of Borneo when he leads a group of South Australians along the infamous Sandakan Death March trail to commemorate ANZAC Day this week.
Suits Made from Sheeps Wool that Grazed on the SCG
27 Apr 2012 - Cricket - Editor
The hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted many famous - and infamous - Tests. But its latest test is somewhat more challenging - feeding sheep that will produce wool to make the Australian cricket team's new uniforms
Hemming to Raise Standards in Bermuda
14 Apr 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Top groundsman Tony Hemming will be in Bermuda to lend a helping hand in an effort to boost the country’s chances of hosting One Day Internationals (ODI).
Fewer Test Draws Down to Pitches
13 Apr 2012 - Cricket - Editor
A recent reduction in test draws is due to wickets around the world offering a better balance between bat and ball, International Cricket Council (ICC) pitches consultant Andy Atkinson said on Tuesday.
ICC to Hold Pitch Curator Workshop
12 Apr 2012 - Cricket - Editor
The International Cricket Council are to hold the first ever curator workshop, which will cover a wide range of issues involved in pitch preparation, in Dubai this month.
Southland asks Council to fix Queen's Park
5 Apr 2012 - Cricket - Editor
The Southland Cricket Association is making a plea to Invercargill City Council to fix the Queens Park cricket ground's outfield problems.
Hagley Oval set for Major Makeover
27 Mar 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Gerry Brownlee, the Earthquake Recovery Minister, has thrown his support behind Canterbury Cricket's proposal to turn Hagley Oval in Christchurch into a ground capable of staging international cricket matches.
Basin Reserve ground staff finally inspect pitch
23 Mar 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Basin Reserve ground staff have finally had a chance to look at the pitch to be used in the third and final cricket test between the Black Caps and Proteas, starting tomorrow.