Pitch Advisor's Corner

We have one Pitch Advisor for clubs in Cheshire – Mark Samaru. Several of our experienced groundsmen have nearly completed the Pitch Advisor training – Andy Horsfield, Mike Cook and Stan Aspinall

What does a Pitch Advisor do?

This is the latest Job Description from the Cheshire County Board –


The Cheshire PAs are happy to talk to you and will visit your club to give advice. You can also ask them to do detailed pitch inspections and formal reports including soil samples

A list of services available to clubs is as follows:


Pitch Advisory Service


Site Visit – On-site inspection by a CPA and a simple, written report covering areas of concern


Performance Quality Standard (PQS) Report – Short Version with simple recommendations


Performance Quality Standard (PQS) Report – Full Version – Comprehensive technical assessment of square or outfield – detailed


Follow-up visit – negotiated by CPA if necessary


Other Costs – Mileage(45p per mile) and soil analysis to be advised by CPA as appropriate


To arrange a visit from one of our County Pitch Advisors, please complete the enquiry form.

Some Advice from our PAs

Paul on seasonal work :-


Autumn, Winter

And more specific advice:-

2012 Autumn renovation

2020 Autumn renovation

2020 End of Season Advice from GMA

And the question you always wanted to ask …

What is Thatch?

And an idea of what needs to be considered when employing a contractor

Contractor work specification template

And here are notes on artificial surfaces…

Installation of Non Turf Pitch Facilitie