Durant Cricket was delighted to support a recent cricket pitch renovation seminar at St Albans School, in Hertfordshire organised by Dennis and SISIS Equipment.
Mark Illott former Essex and England Cricketer and St Albans School Cricket Professional opened proceedings, in the morning, speaking briefly about the wonderful sporting facilities at the school.
Following that, there were a series of talks from top turf consultants and professionals for the assembled 133 club and school groundsmen during the morning session.
Alex Vickers (Turf Consultant) spoke about the decision making process for autumn renovations and profile reading whilst Rob Kendle (ATB Sports Solutions) showed his expertise as a contractor on end of season renovations. Following on from that there was Soil Core clinic where the groundsmen presented their soil core samples to the panel of experts for analysis and discussion.
During the afternoon, there were practical group sessions on three different cricket squares – renovations and preparations on a budget (Ian Smith from St Albans School and Andy Smith IOG Pitch Advisor), scarification and contractor renovations (Rob Kendle, ATB Sports Solutions) and Keith Exton (perfect Pitches) aeration.
The day also gave Durant Cricket the opportunity to exhibit one of its latest innovative products – the Module Cover which received a number of enquiries from interested groundsman that attended the seminar.