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We have three ECB accredited Durham Cricket Pitch Advisors; Duncan Carr (North) from Chester le Street CC, Dave Geldart (South) from Norton CC, and Martin Stephenson (County wide).
To enquire about having a Pitch Advisor visit your ground for advice or for an official report, please contact the Durham Cricket Board Office on (0191) 3872868
The ECB Pitch Advisory Scheme is funded by Sport England and ECB, and represents the first governing body to address the issue of groundsmanship, in particular at recreational / non-professional level.
The project is to place 45 County Pitch Advisers across England and Wales and for their activities to be fully embraced into the work of County Cricket Boards (CCBs).
All Advisors must be able to assess pitches on a standard that is recognised nationally and conforms to nationally accepted criteria (IOG Performance Quality Standards). There is, therefore, a need to train all Advisers to assess pitches to this standard.
The purpose of the scheme is to address issues regarding:
There are two bands of fees applicable to Pitch Advisers:
Prioritised assessments may be subsidised by the CCB via the Cricket Foundation fund. Basic Assessments are paid entirely by the club and the fee set at the discretion of the CCB.
Pitch Advisors are selected by counties to the appointment of County Pitch Adviser. They should should meet the following criteria:
To become a Pitch Adviser the candidate must be nominated to the ECB by the CCB. Once nominated, the candidate must attend a residential course.
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