Norfolk Groundskeepers Association

The Norfolk Groundskeepers Association is a fully constituted body reporting to the NCB that exists to support clubs with grounds issues, queries and training, as well as supporting the NCB in it's directives on improving and developing fine turf facilities in the County.

The Association ensures that clubs have access to ECB Pitch Advisor support, opportunity to reserve the NCB Machinery trailer for club use, whilst also organising IOG training courses, liasing with leagues on support to clubs experiencing pitch difficulties and dealing with specific queries from clubs on a range of technical issues.

Should you wish to contact the Association for support in any of these areas, please contact:

Chairman / ECB Pitch Inspector -
Dale Watson
Click HERE to Email OR Tel: 07788 112943

Treasurer & ECB Pitch Advisor - Mike Grantham
Click HERE to Email

Committee Member -
Richard Lilwall
Click HERE to Email

Pesticides Officer: PA1 & PA6 qualified - Matthew Failes
Click HERE to Email

Committee Member -
Tim Hales
Click HERE to Email

(Secretary) - Position Vacant (Acting Secretary is Kieron Tuck - Norfolk Development Director) 

(Keep up to date with the latest grounds information and training below by viewing the articles)

Latest News

Follow the NCB on Social Media

With over 3800 Twitter followers, 650 Likes on Facebook and over 525 Instagram followers - Isn't it time you followed the Norfolk Cricket Board?


Coronavirus and Grounds Maintenance Update - Recreational Game
ECB have released a statement about Coronavirus and Grounds Maintenence in the recreational game. View the latest guidance today!


Pre-Season Grounds Seminar - Sat 21 March 2020
The Norfolk Grounds Association are running a FREE pre-season seminar for all club groundskeepers in Norfolk on Saturday 21st March at Great Witchingham Cricket Club. Book your place today!


Water supply guide for Cricket Clubs
Guidance and advice for any clubs using or installing irrigation connected to the mains water supply.


Norfolk Cricket to play hard ball with new charity partners
NCB are delighted to announce a new partnership with 'It's On the Ball', the Norfolk based Testiular cancer Charity. Click here for more information...


6 figure investment in artificial cricket pitches in Norwich to create unprecedented opportunities for casual play
NCB and ECB project delivers superb artificial cricket pitches to the Norwich area. Click for full story...


Non Turf / Artificial Cricket Pitches for Hire - Norwich Area
The following new artificial cricket pitches are available to hire for clubs, teams, individuals, workplaces and community groups in the Norwich area.


Cricket Grounds Contractors Operating in Norfolk
A list of potential cricket grounds contractors for clubs to consider. Please click on the link to find out mroe today!


Norfolk Groundskeepers Association Trailer now available for bookings
If your club is planning it's autumn maintenance programme for the cricket square then don't forget that you can hire the NGKA trailer to assist your efforts. Click here for more information.


Ground, weather and light - ECB guidance for umpires, clubs, captains and leagues
The ECB has issued advice on ground, weather and light conditions in line with Get The Game On...


Cricket Pitch Case Study - Cromer CC
See first hand the benefits of investing in your wicket with this case study from Cromer CC


End of Season Square Maintenance - don't skip it!!!
If you think that because your square has been used less due to the bad weather you don't need to do your end of season maintenance then think again! Read on for expert advice...


New guidelilnes on rolling

Detailed research has lead to the publication of new guidelines on the rolling of cricket pitches. Click here for more details.


August Tip for Groundskeepers
Help and advice from the Norfolk Groundskeepers Association. This month, weeds!


The Essential Guide to Cricket Groundsmanship 2016
The ECB have created this brand new online 'companion guide' to assist cricket groundskeepers everywhere.

Upcoming fixtures
Vitality ECB U13 & U15 Competition Draws 2020

The draw for the Vitality ECB U13 & U15 Competition in Norfolk has been made ahead of the 2020 summer. View the full draw today along with the rules and regulations.