Len Smith wins Cricket Groundsmanship award from England and Wales Cricket Board

Len Smith, former head groundsman at Glamorgan County Cricket Club's SWALEC Stadium has won an Achievements in Cricket Groundsmanship award.

The gong from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) governing board for England and Wales rewarded his quality of his turf upkeep.

Len Smith began his career as a greenkeeper at Radyr Golf Club before moving Penylan Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club.

Stints at the Polytechnic of Wales, Cardiff Athletic Club and Cardiff City Football Club were followed by 20 at Glamorgan County Cricket Club as head groundsman.

Since leaving Glamorgan he has been appointed as regional advisor for Wales by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IoG) to develop training and membership.

The award was sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen, and the presentation was co-hosted by the ECB pitches consultant Chris Wood and head of operations Alan Fordham.

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