COVID-19 Grounds Maintenance in the Wider Game

Please see the important ECB statement below regarding working on cricket grounds (released 11am, March 26th). Per this advice, groundskeepers are currently permitted to work on cricket grounds, however the guidance contained in the statement MUST be adhered to.

Please ensure you read the statement in full to appraise yourself of all safeguarding measures. Stay safe, everyone, and please continue to follow standing government guidelines and ECB’s statement regarding the suspension of all other cricket activities.

Coronavirus and Grounds Maintenance in The wider game 25.03.20DN NP MB.docx

If you have any specific queries on this guidance, please contact

In addition here's a useful guidance for cricket groundskeepers which is an additional update from IOG/GMA, including some additional technical guidance click here


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Officials Umpires & Scorers

Officials, Umpires and Scorers play an essential role in supporting the playing of cricket throughout England & Wales. The Wales Association of Cricket Officials (WACO) is the County Body responsible for Umpires and Scorers in Wales. Through its network of branches WACO works closely with leagues to train, appoint and support umpires and scorers.

For more information on WACO please visit here

For more information on the ECB Association of Cricket Officials please visit here

For scoreres and officials courses please visit here

Groundsman Manuals


For as long as cricket has been played, one of the most important factors responsible for the quality of play and quality of player experience is the surface on which the game is played.
There are four County Groundstaff Associations (CGA’s) in Wales providing support for clubs and their Groundstaff.

Contact Details

North Wales CGA Richard Penney 07984077758
East Wales CGA Iestyn John
South Wales CGA Wayne Duggan 07774608089
Pembrokeshire CGA Derek Lloyd

The ECB’s Essential Guide to Groundsmanship provides practical guidance for cricket club volunteers on preparing and maintaining your ground Click here for ECB’s Essential Guide.
A network of County Pitch Advisors (CPA’s) provides advice and support throughout Wales via the ECB Pitch Advisory Service. The role of CPA’s is:

  1. To advise on the quality performance of specific pitches and make recommendations.
  2. To monitor the developments of any facilities on which recommendations are being implemented.
  3. Be available, if required, to assess pitches / squares in respect of various league criteria.
  4. Create a response team for basic assessments (perhaps annual).
  5. Help build an effective CGA.

Useful Documents

For Recommended Guidelines for the construction, preparation and maintenance of cricket pitches and outfields at all levels of the game click here

For a list of recommended minimum grounds maintenance equipment click here

Contact Details

Wales Senior Pitch Advisor Len Smith 07800885583
North Wales Pitch Advisor Richard Penney 07984077758
East Wales Pitch Advisor Iestyn John
South Wales Pitch Advisor Wayne Duggan 07774608089


Coaches play a vital role in creating an environment that ensures players are enthused, motivated and able to develop. Cricket Wales works closely with the ECB to provide a range of Coach Education and Development opportunities for people looking to take part in cricket as a coach, in a support role, or to develop skills and knowledge to enable them to deliver cricket in a school, club, community or performance setting.


Course details and application forms can be found as a downloads here

For more information on ECB Coach Education & Development Courses please visit here

For more information on ECB coaches association please visit here

Cricket Wales Coach Education Programme 2017-2018

For more information on Cricket Wales Coach Education Programme 2017-2018 please click here


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