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Bradford Park Avenue cricket net facilities

Bradford Park Avenue cricket nets signal transformation

Crunching along the gravel path at Bradford Park Avenue’s cricket ground off Canterbury Avenue took me to the newly installed eight-lane, non-turf cricket nets. Walls of chipboard and construction detritus highlight that this ambitious £5.5m project to transform a much-loved former county cricket venue into a top-class sports facility are ongoing but that in itself spells a vision the city… Read more →

CricHQ redefining cricket

Video for cricket clubs spearheads CricHQ revolution

The Queens Hotel in central Leeds is buzzing with tables in their Queens Bar taken up for business meetings. Stewart Reynolds, CricHQ’s Sales Manager for Europe, joins me for a mid-morning brew and to outline how the company are making noticeable technological strides aimed at recreational cricket. If you’re not familiar with them, CricHQ offer a digital suite from the… Read more →

lord's cricket covers

Climate Cover helps Get The Game On

As the frost crackles the leaves and we all cross our fingers against winter floods, spare a thought for the groundsmen around the country safeguarding sporting facilities from the elements. Based in Northampton, the company total-play has been working with those professional and amateur groundsmen, designing and installing top-quality sports surfaces, including cricket covers, since they began in 2007. We’re… Read more →

Dickie Bird cricket

Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket

Harold “Dickie” Bird, he of the iconic white umpire’s cap and mischievous humour wrapped in a broad Barnsley accent, has had many honours bestowed over the years from MBE and OBE to Yorkshire County Cricket Club President. The latest focus on the charismatic octagenarian sees an exhibition entitled ‘Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket’ in his home town at the… Read more →

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