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Facilities & Planning

Facilities & Planning

Hampshire Cricket Board provide access to specialist advice for its affiliated clubs and organisations.

First point of contact is Cricket Development Manager Simon Jones.

Detailed technical advice can then be sought via referral to the County Pitch Advisor Chris Westbrook and where required Facilities and Planning Manager Chris Whitaker of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) / GMA (formerly IoG) Regional Pitch Advisor Darren Symonds.

Groundstaff at affiliated clubs can join the #HantsCGA (Hampshire County Groundsmanship Association) free of charge.

Head across to the Groundsmanship section of our website for more information on facilities and funding days, course subsidies, buying group discounts, newsletters and groundsmanship advice.

The ECB website also contains detailed Club Support information organised along the following themes:

  • Environmental (The Facilities)
  • Social (The People)
  • Economic (The Money)


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