Jersey groundsman wins cricket award

Jersey cricket groundsman Ian Vautier was presented with the 2008 Cricket World/Pitchcare Groundsman of the Year Award at Lord's in London last week.

The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise cricket groundsmen.  Prizes are awarded in four categories: ICC Europe, Educational Establishment, Private Club and Local Authority.

Vautier of Granville Sports Ground in Jersey won the local authority award.

ECB`s head pitch advisor Chris Wood and ICC European development programme officer Richard Holdsworth presented the awards during the Cockspur Cup Club Cricket Final between Malden Wanderers and Kibworth.

Holdsworth said the prospective ECB nations such as Latvia would bring more work for groundsmen and grounds care manufacturers.

Winners of the  Groundsmen of the Year Awards 2008

Local Authority:                                Ian Vautier (Granville Sports Ground, Jersey)
Private Club:                                      Les Stephens (Lytham CC, England)
Educational Establishment:      Graeme Flett (Gordonstoun School, Scotland)
ICC Europe:                                        Phillip McCormick (Stormont, Ireland)


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read This Next

What's new in sprayers

What's new in sprayers

Manufacturers have wasted no time bringing out updated equipment to comply with latest legislation, Sally Drury finds.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.

Kit for pitches

Kit for pitches

What is available to help groundsmen keep playing surfaces in the best possible condition? Sally Drury asks the experts.