England cricketer Hoggard tests out Campey kit

Campey Turf Care Systems let Leicestershire and England international cricketer Matthew Hoggard test out the Koro Field Top Maker on the back of a New Holland tractor, at the first MAP Live demonstration day at Stoneleigh Park.

Sales director Simon Gumbrill had given a short presentation earlier in the day relaying the Campey ethos of encouraging best practice by using the best turf maintenance equipment available.  

This was followed by a talk by Hoggard in which he displayed an in-depth knowledge of groundsmanship. 

He said that as an international player he has always been interested in everything that affects his game, but it was his role as captain that inspired him to study the wickets in minute detail in order to choose the right team for every game, wherever it was played.

He gave a heartfelt plea to groundsman to continue to strive to produce the best playing surfaces possible especially for grass root sports. "There is nothing that gives you greater confidence than knowing that the surface you are playing on is the best it could be."

Afterwards, Gumbrill invited Hoggard to come along to the Campey demonstration area and put some of the equipment through its paces.

The next MAP Live event will be held at the South of England Showground at Ardingly, on 15 May.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Opinion... Healthy trees work harder for longer

Opinion... Healthy trees work harder for longer

UK satellite images after heavy rain show river estuaries engulfed by massive swirls of muddy-brown water extending out into the surrounding ocean blue. It is soil scoured from our mismanaged land because of Government policies that focus on food production at the expense of sustainability.

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Bespoke apprenticeships and internal training are helping firms to get ahead in skills-shortage horticulture, says Rachel Anderson.

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Losing a valued member of staff can be a positive opportunity for change rather than a disaster, Alan Sargent suggests.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

HORTICULTURE WEEK Custodian Awards

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Products & Kit Resources