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GROUNDSMEN: Seminar Day this month at Hove


We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Dennis and Sisis, of the Howardson Group, Sussex County Cricket Club will be hosting a Groundsman’s Seminar Day at The County Ground on the Thursday 28th February 2013.

The three previous seminar days held at Uxbridge CC, Essex CCC and the SWALEC stadium have all been hugely successful and we are looking to emulate this while at the same time adding our own unique Sussex CCC twist. The day will take place in the Boundary Rooms and as well as an exciting guest list of speakers, those attending will get a chance to trample the Hove turf and view our exemplary machinery ‘sheds’.

Andy Mackay, Head Groundsman at Sussex County Cricket Club said: "I’m really pleased to be hosting this day with Dennis mowers and Sisis Equipment. I was a guest speaker at the Chelmsford event twelve months ago and was really impressed and enthused by what I saw there.

"I’ve worked with our sponsors on many occasions in the past and am really pleased with the way our relationship has developed and the service they offer so when the opportunity to host such an event came up I jumped at the chance. For me, the whole point of the day is to draw together as many groundsmen as possible, from all walks of cricket life, put them in the same room with some exciting speakers and light the touch-paper.

"As groundsmen we often don’t get the opportunity to knock heads together very often and days like this can be very rewarding for all concerned. All groundsmen working at all levels of the game, be they volunteer or professional, part time or fulltime, village ground hero or Test Match supremo, all lose sleep over the same sort of issues so it is right that we can get together, rub shoulders and eat cake together occasionally."

The day is free to attend for all Club Groundsmen or Club representatives, and while all others are very welcome they may be asked to pay a £25 fee to cover costs. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Roger Moore at or for more information contact Andy Mackay via

You can download an intinerary for the day, with a return slip to confirm attendance, in the PDF format by clicking HERE

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