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Tuesday, 26th May 2020

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Vital role of Local Council grass pitches

The importance of the nation’s playing fields has rarely been a matter of more serious consideration – and a research paper published last week by the Grounds Management Association (GMA) illustrated just how much cricket could suffer unless urgent action is taken.

The GMA whitepaper suggested that more than half of all cricketers could be impacted over the next decade if grass pitches aren’t better maintained. Those worst impacted, the organisation opined, would be women, girls and junior players, many of whom are already finding availability of facilities a pressing concern.

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Breaking Bad - club cricket threat from lockdown vandals

The list of problems facing cricket clubs in 2020 is a lengthy one.

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