On Sat 26th March the Leinster Cricket Groundsman Association ran a Spring Ground’s course at Phoenix CC. The course was conducted by Len Smith from the Institute of Groundsmanship who also visited as many grounds as possible while he was in Ireland. This was our first course in a few years but with new clubs on the increase it proved timely as 20 groundsmen attended from new and established grounds.
There is one major question mark that anyone with an interest in Division 4 must be thinking as wait for the first matches this weekend. Just how good (or bad) are Greystones Cricket 1 going to be? Their ascent up from the foothills of Division 12 in 2012, over the lower peaks of Division 7 and Division 5 to where they are now.