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Double Success at ECB Groundsman Awards

— 1 December 2013

It was double success at the annual The England and Wales Cricket Board 2013 Groundsman of the Year Awards.

“Andy (Fogarty), John (Dodds) and their respective teams should be commended for their efforts. They are a tireless bunch working long hours to produce outstanding pitches that are the envy of First-class cricket not only in England but across the world." - YCCC Chief Executive Mark Arthur

Headingley groundsman Andy Fogarty was runner-up in four-day category and Sacrborough groundsman John Dodds won the best out grounds award.

“It is fantastic news for Headingley and Scarborough to be acknowledged in such high esteem by the ECB,” said Yorkshire Chief Executive Mark Arthur.

“Andy (Fogarty), John (Dodds) and their respective teams should be commended for their efforts. They are a tireless bunch working long hours to produce outstanding pitches that are the envy of First-class cricket not only in England but across the world.

“We take great pride in our efforts on producing ideal playing conditions and we hope to build on this success as we approach 2014.”

Headingley also received a commendation in the one-day category.

Every pitch is rated at the end of the match by each of the umpires with these ratings used as the basis for making the awards.

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