Graham Harradine of Hay Park Cricket Club

In our first nomination for  SLOG Ezicover Australia’s Best Amateur Club Curator comes from Western Australia. Jono Whitney FROM Hay Park Cricket Club has nominated their curator, Graham Harradine.   Harradaine is a huge part of the furniture at the Redbacks with duties ranging from club treasurer, runs the bar on training nights and distributes club kit, […]

Q&A with Nick Larkin

Recently valuable contributor, passionate sports turf manager and part of the admin setup for The Perfect Pitch, Darryl Davidson poised some great questions to NSW Blues opening batsman Nick Larkin. Nick is one of the premier cricket batsmen in the country (Sydney University Cricket Club), with a penchant for big scores with his most recent […]

Acknowledging Australia’s Best

The Perfect Pitch is looking for expressions of interests to assist with acknowledging and encouraging curators across Australia (if we get big enough worldwide). We are taking feedback on what the award levels should be and would encourage everyone to send in so we can identify the right mix and the level we extend to. […]

Your Wicket Table, Watering & Hot Weather

With the Australian summer starting to kick in, it is paramount that you manage the irrigation on your wicket block to ensure that you can maintain the turf coverage & recovery through the hottest part of the season. While couch is extremely hardy and can recover well from extended days without water it is essential […]

Cricket Pitch Post Match Maintenance

This article is directed at heavy clay wickets found in Australia and South Africa which have warm season grasses, however general clean up processes explained in here are still followed across the curating fraternity in Australia and internationally. Proper care of a cricket pitch post match is vital for it to recover and maintain its […]

The Dark Art – Blackening a Cricket Pitch

In opening would like to thank to Brad Van Dam, Greg Askew, Daryl Davidson, Les Burdett, photo contributors & commentators on The Perfect Pitch Facebook page for assisting with this piece along with our sponsors Mowmaster Turf Equipment and Gabba Sporting Products. And that this is by no means a finished product on the the […]

Club land – Kensington District Cricket Club

In early January of this year, it was awesome to return to Adelaide and spend a day back rolling the decks at Kensington District Cricket Club (located in the picturesque Kensington Gardens parkland). It surprised me a couple of months ago when the Daily Telegraph released their pick of XI South Australian cricket grounds and […]