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Grounds Team
  • Casual
  • London

Competitive rate of pay

  • Hours of work: flexible, dependent of the planned fixtures. Weekend and bank holiday working
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Job Overview

Want to become part of a winning team? Are you passionate about cricket, love being outdoors, hardworking, and have solid Groundsmanship skills? Then we may have the right opportunity for you

General Duties

To ensure the Club’s pitches and outfield are maintained and presented to the highest standards possible.

  • Wicket preparation: Covering, cutting, verticutting, watering, rolling, marking out etc.
  • Match day duties: Set up practice facilities/fielding nets, positioning boundary rope, setting out fielding discs, positioning sightscreens, setting up advertising boards, sweeping wicket at interval, repairing foot holes, re-marking wicket.
  • Mowing/presentation, verticutting, fertilising, Areation, repairing wickets, re-seeding, watering and covering up,
  • Maintenance, repair and setting up of all grounds care machinery.
  • Application of pesticides (if qualified).
  • Perform pre-start checks and routine maintenance to turfcare machinery.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work as a team
  • Can do attitude
  • Willing to learn
  • Good communicator
  • Attention to detail / Pride in the work
  • Hard working
  • Reliable

Experience and/or Qualifications:

  • Excellent groundsmanship skills and ideally some experience of preparing a cricket wicket
  • Good all round Groundsmanship/horticultural knowledge.
  • Turf science qualification or equivalent desirable but not essential
  • Ability to carry out basic maintenance on equipment
  • Spraying qualifications

How To Apply

So if this describes you and you want to join a fantastic team we’d love to hear from you

Please forward your cv to

Surrey County Cricket Club will ensure that all existing and potential employees receive equal consideration and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic and national origin, nationality, sexuality, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion, trade union activity and age.

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