Head Groundsman and team win national cricket grounds keeping award
Bob Carder, Head groundsman at The Stamford Endowed Schools, and his team have received a Cricket World and Turf Matters Groundcare Award for the quality of their cricket pitches. The award was presented at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on 23rd September 2019, and the judges commended the team's dedication and attention to detail.
The groundcare award judges remarked: "The cricket square and outfields are pristine and are mesmerising to look at. It is groundsmanship taken back to basics, and the basics are done well."
Bob, who has worked at the Schools for 15 years, commented: "It's an award for our pitches, outfield, how it all looks and the machinery we use. We were nominated by four people, and it's brilliant to be recognised like that. We felt honoured, and it was great to be with all the other groundsmen at Lord's Cricket Ground, without these guys, cricketers would not be playing cricket on Saturdays."