Covering all aspects of cricket groundsmanship, this text sets the maintenance of modern cricket grounds in historical context by a survey of the groundsman's art since the 1600s. The work details the history of groundsmanship either side of World War II, looking at the modern role of agronomists and other scientists in the study of cricket surfaces. Subsequent topics include: the assessment of an existing table; pitch preparation; mechanized maintenance operations; fertilizer and top dressing; weed, moss, worm and pest control; renovation and repair; and care of the outfield. A chapter is devoted to the planning and construction of new grounds.mowers are wider and faster and hence reduce cutting time and labour costs - such considerations may be of over-riding importance where money is in short supply. ... The lack of rolling effect, the possibility of tractor wheel-marking and occasional accumulations of grass clippings do, however, ... Most outfields benefit from scarification at least once a year, and preferably twice (in spring and autumn).
|Author||:||Roger D. C. Evans|
|Publisher||:||STRI - 1991|