The Groundsman

July 2015

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Visit for more information and digital editions YOUNG GUNS 22 the Groundsman July 2015 rganised by the England & Wales Cricket Board, the Young Leaders in Cricket Programme provides an opportunity for youngsters between the ages of 14 and 16 to acquire skills and competency in leadership that will allow them to volunteer within the community of their cricket club and/or O Young Board introduces students to groundsmanship The IOG Young Board of Directors has played a key role in providing more than 150 teenagers with an insight into groundsmanship through the Young Leaders in Cricket programme By: Will Graves school. The programme comprises a number of modules that introduce the students to a range of opportunities within cricket, including scoring and umpiring, as well as a two-hour session on groundsmanship that is presented by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG). At each two-day event, the IOG delivers a groundsmanship module that includes how a cricket wicket is prepared, the science behind groundsmanship and what a cricket groundsman does to prepare a high- quality cricket wicket. The students have also gained details of what Students hear Will Graves hammer home the benefits of a career in groundsmanship

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