Fine Turf

ECB's TS4 document on Fine Turf – Grass Pitches and Outfields titled Recommended Guidelines for the Construction, Preparation and Maintenance of Cricket Pitches and Outfields at all Levels of the Game is available to download here on

The guidelines contained in the document are intended as a general guide to all aspects of construction, management, maintenance and pitch preparation of cricket grounds.

It is accepted that with the groundsman’s knowledge of the local conditions, he may find it necessary to vary the recommended treatment to suit a particular site.

Likewise, due to varying weather conditions, the judgement of the groundsman is necessary to determine exactly when each operation should be carried out.

The aim is to achieve the best possible playing surface at all levels of the game.

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TS4 - Guidelines for construction, preparation and maintenance of cricket pitches and outfields at all levels of the game