I Should have Insisted on Trials
31 Dec 2009 - Cricket - Editor
Daljit Singh, who was sacked as chairman of the BCCI's grounds and pitches committee in the wake of the fiasco at Feroz Shah Kotla, has said his fault was in not insisting on holding practice games on what was essentially an unused wicket.
Polaris Press Day
30 Dec 2009 - Industry News - Laurence Gale MSc
long with a number of other turf industry journalists, I recently attended a Polaris press day held at the Heart of England Conference & Event Centre near Meriden.
30 Dec 2009 - General Sports - Professor Darren J. Stefanyshyn - 1 comment
Sport surfaces are designed and installed with various factors in mind: cost, maintenance, durability, aesthetics, etc. Undeniably one of the most important factors is the playability of the surface, or the interaction of the surface with the athlete. It is commonly believed that sport surfaces can influence both injuries and performance.
29 Dec 2009 - Cricket - Editor - 1 comment
A pitch on which even a Ranji Trophy game was not held was straightaway made to host an international game, defying all common sense. Blame the endless heckling and lack of coordination between the sports and executive committees, the lack of accountability, and the appointment of a non-qualified curator who is basically a manufacturer of sports kits.
Polaris Ranger EV is Electrifying
29 Dec 2009 - Industry News - Tony Hawkins
Polaris has introduced the world's first 4 x 4 electric utility vehicle, the all-new RANGER EV electric Side-by-Side. Sharing the same chassis as the Ranger 400 it has many of the features of its full size counterparts:
AGM Annual Awards Are Out - Programme Expands To Cover Australia And NZ
28 Dec 2009 - Golf - Press Release
As Peter Thomson stepped onto the stage, prolonged applause reverberated around the grand ballroom at the Palace of the Golden Horses. It was a poignant moment, not only for the five-time British Open champion, but also for the historic Royal Melbourne Golf Club Ė and the Asian Golf Monthly Awards.
Toil to make Test an Event
27 Dec 2009 - Cricket - Editor
It's one of the biggest days on Australia's sporting calendar. But long before our cricketers have walked on to the pitch for the Boxing Day Test, thousands of people have already been working to make the special day a reality.
Aorangi Oval Groundsman Greg Hull
27 Dec 2009 - Cricket - Editor
Aorangi Oval groundsman Greg Hull knows he will prepare a good pitch for the return of top-level domestic cricket to South Canterbury on December 31, but it is not enough to calm his nerves before the big day.
Botham in to bat for Groundsmen.
26 Dec 2009 - Cricket - Editor
Lifeless pitches are the biggest threat to Test cricket, he says with feeling. "We need to stop directing groundsmen to prepare pitches that last for five days just to keep the corporate boxes full.
Precision irrigation at Ohau Gravels Vineyard
25 Dec 2009 - General News - Parkland Press
Irrigating Ohau Gravels Vineyard near Levin has been a remarkable experience for us. Particularly as now its wine has won a multitude of honours at the prestigious Romeo Bragato awards with its first vintage Ė no small feat for such a new vineyard to the market.
No Improvement in Sight for A-League's Worst Surface
24 Dec 2009 - Football - Editor - 1 comment
General manager Phil Gardner cannot guarantee the substandard pitch at EnergyAustralia Stadium will be improved for the Jets' blockbuster against Melbourne on January 10 but said ground staff were managing the situation as best possible.
QLD STA Update
23 Dec 2009 - General News - Matt Roache & Malcolm Caddies
Sports Turf Association QLD Inc held a membership drive at the Port of Brisbane, North Shore Park, to engage with members of the turfgrass industry who were unfamiliar with the recent initiation of the Queensland division of the Sports Turf Association (STA).
STA Sportsman's Charity Event
23 Dec 2009 - Industry News - Jenny Zadro
On 13th November we held our Annual Sportsmanís Charity Event at Parramatta Leagues Club. After a review of the event in 2008 and listening to the feedback we made a few changes to the day.
Strwberry Grower Picks Kubota's X Series
23 Dec 2009 - General Sports - Press Release
To grow and maintain four million strawberry plants and prepare 200 acres of ground, tractors often do more than 12 hours per day.
Hopes MCG Pitch not Batter-Friendly
22 Dec 2009 - Cricket - Editor - 1 comment
MCG curator Cameron Hodgkins says he was pleased with preparations for the Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan, and is hoping to get the right balance between bat and ball.
22 Dec 2009 - Industry News - John Carr
Whether itís for the Fleet range of traditional wheel-to-wheel machines or the ultimate in spray machines, the Kombi, the Fleet range of marking liquids have all been designed and developed to give ultimate performance and ease of use.