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The Tasmanian Cricket Association New Head Curator For Bellerive Oval
15 May 2008 - Cricket - David Johnston
The Tasmanian Cricket Association has appointed Marcus Pamplin to take over from Cameron Hodgkins as Bellerive Oval's new head curator.

Putting in a new cricket pitch took a little work at the MCG. Photo: Simon O Dwyer Cameron Hodgkins & M.C.G Are Talk Of the Town
5 May 2008 - Cricket - Editor - 1 comment
Though the return of international rules to the MCG will delay installation of the contentious drop-in pitches, the Melbourne Cricket Club's new curator is adamant there will be no repeat of the problems that this week led Cricket Victoria to question the club's commitment to cricket.

The M.C.G Pitch Is MCG the Worst Wicket in the Country?
1 May 2008 - Cricket - Editor
The most contentious strip of turf in Australia, the MCG pitch, has come under scathing attack from Cricket Victoria, which is in the midst of negotiations that could have international games moved from the game's traditional home.

ArtificialPlay.jpg Non-Turf Cricket Facilities
20 Apr 2008 - Cricket - Editor
Before you consider any work on a non-turf surface you must find out which system and, therefore, which construction type, you have. Most users are under the impression that there are only two types, ie. concrete or stone based, and that there is little difference in systems within those two types. That is really not the case.

Cameron Hodgkins New Head Curator at the MCG
29 Feb 2008 - Cricket - Editor - 2 comments
Bellerive's curator is taking over at the MCG. Cameron Hodgkins has turned the Hobart wicket into a far more even strip after years of it being perceived as a batsman's paradise. And now looks forward to the new challenges the 'G' will bring.

Les Burdett Going to India
19 Feb 2008 - Cricket - Editor
The IPL is also bringing in Adelaide curator Les Burdett to Mohali to conduct a two-day seminar from March 11 for curators from various match venues, said Daljit.

Drought taking toll on cricket week
28 Jan 2008 - Cricket - Editor
A key regional cricket competition is feeling the effects of the drought.

The Adelaide Oval Les Burdett & his Adelaide Oval.
25 Jan 2008 - Cricket - Editor
The Adelaide Oval is famous for its 'Burdett Belters', pitches that batsmen usually feast on. The surface tended to favour draws in the late eighties, with six consecutive stalemates, but has produced just one since the India Test in 1992.

Cameron Sutherland Cameron Sutherland Prepares a Bouncy, Fast Pitch at the W.A.C.A
12 Jan 2008 - Cricket - Editor - 1 comment
"Pace and bounce, that's our overriding characteristic that we look for in a wicket at the WACA, so it will be no different this Test," Sutherland said.

S.C.G SCG pitch gets people talking
3 Jan 2008 - Cricket - Editor
Search for Tom Parker on the internet and you get 17,100 results, most of which involve Elvis Presley's manager. The Tom Parker that you will encounter at the Sydney Cricket Ground, though, is more focussed on a rock and roll of a different kind: hammering in the rocky surface before rolling it evenly.

Hard Slog for Batsmen at the 'G'
28 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
The MCG pitch will disintegrate as the Boxing Day Test continues, making conditions more difficult for batsmen.

Former Gabba Groundsman Clem Jones Dies
18 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
Queensland Cricket is mourning the death of Clem Jones, the former Gabba groundsman and state life member, who passed away on Saturday aged 89

University Oval New Zealand Cricket backs University Oval
17 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
New Zealand Cricket has backed Dunedin's University Oval to produce a Test-quality pitch within the next four weeks.

WACA WACA Out $2m a Year at New Home
15 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
WA cricket would be $2 million worse off every year if forced to move from the WACA Ground to a new multi-sports stadium, according to financial modelling by the WA Cricket Association.

Drop In Wicket MCG Pitch Concerns
11 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
"It's not good for scoring runs and not good for taking wickets," Hodge said in the Age. "Judging on that you'd have to say it's an average wicket at the moment."

University Oval University Oval Groundsman Defends Pitch
11 Dec 2007 - Cricket - Editor
University Oval groundsman Tom Tamati believes the pitch prepared for the match between the Otago Volts and the Auckland Aces which finished inside two days was not as bad as the low scoring game would suggest.

Marrara Oval Trouble In N.T Over Funding For Marrara Cricket Ground
23 Nov 2007 - Cricket - Editor
The Territory Sports Minister has scoffed at the Federal Government's promise of $1.75 million to upgrade the Marrara Cricket Ground to international standards.

N.Z pitches under fire
21 Nov 2007 - Cricket - Editor
Conditions on the slow-paced pitch yesterday for the first day of the Canterbury-Auckland match were about as far removed as possible from those the Black Caps faced in the fiery cauldron of the Wanderers during the first test against South Africa.

Bellerive Oval Hobart Pitch No Longer Batter Heaven
15 Nov 2007 - Cricket - Editor
Australia's fast bowlers hope that Bellerive is no longer the highway that has condemned them to hours of thankless toil in the past.

Groundstaff at work at the Gabba First Test Gabba Pitch Breakdown
10 Nov 2007 - Cricket - Editor - 1 comment
Curator Kevin Mitchell Junior has recommended a team take in three pacemen and a spinner for the "typical" Gabba wicket he has prepared for the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka starting on Thursday.

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