Welcome to the new site

Welcome to the ECB’s Essential Guide to Cricket Groundsmanship, the first point of reference for cricket club volunteers to find practical guidance on maintaining and developing their ground.

Using easy to follow text, images and videos this resource guides you through the operations undertaken on a cricket ground and the equipment and materials used.

Whether you are swatting up at your desktop or on the go with a smart phone or tablet, this resource is here to help every step of the way as you look to produce high quality pitch and ground performance at your club

Why groundsmen do their job

ECB's Pitch Consultant Chris Wood shows a perfectly presented cricket outfield and square, illustrating just what every proud groundsman works for within their club environment

Watch our groundsmanship playlist