Matt Merchant commended by ECB at Groundsman Awards
Lancashire County Cricket Club Head Groundsman Matt Merchant has been commended by the ECB after finishing runner up in the Four Day pitch category at the ECB Groundsman of the Year Awards at the weekend in Bristol.
Andy Fogarty retained his title as Groundsman of the Year on another good night for Yorkshire at the Brightside Ground, the third time in six years he has won the main prize.
It has been another challenging summer for Merchant and his team with busy schedule of domestic and international cricket at Emirates Old Trafford, as well as hosting two concerts within a week of each other.
Chris Wood, the ECB’s Pitches Consultant said, “This is an opportunity to thank and congratulate all our groundstaff for their work over the last 12 months. There were major challenges from the weather last winter, and from the change in regulations around the toss in the Specsavers County Championship.
“They responded magnificently, as they always do. It’s good to have this chance to recognise them.”