End-of-season groundwork

On Wednesday 14 September the Garboldisham pitches were ‘put to bed’. The last couple of matches – President’s Day and a friendly – had been played at the weekend and Garby Groundsman Andy Smith could finally put his feet up and call in the contractor Willimots from Norwich to come and do the heavy end-of-season groundwork. The pitches were scarified, dust and dead grass was removed, new grass seed was sewn and a top-dressing was applied. The pitches will be mown at fairly regular intervals throughout the closed season to keep them in tip-top shape ready for 2017.