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CRICKET


Mowing on Sunday ahead of the Hants v Notts County Championship match


What’s in the shed? Poweroll County roller - 8/9 years old John Deere 2320 compact tractor John Deere 1026R compact tractor Sisis Litima


Sisis TM1000 scarifier Sisis Variseeder Fertiliser spreader Charterhouse 7212 Verti-Drain Graden (tractor mounted) Blower (tractor mounted) Toro 3300 Workman with topdresser Graden sand injection John Deere Aercore 800 Groundsman aerator Sisis Auto Rotorake Mk5 x 2 Toro 3250 with Thatchaway units Air2G2


John Deere 3245C ride on rotary mower John Deere2653B triplex mower x 2 John Deere X748 Toro Groundsmaster 3500 John Deere X155R lawn tractor


John Deere 220B pedestrian greens mowers x 12


Shibaura greensmower Weibang rotary mowers x 5 Ransomes Mastiffs x 2 Poweroll County (owned by Newclose) Linemarkers x 4 Stihl brushcutters Stihl blowers Stihl hedgecutters Knapsack sprayers Billy Goat vacuum/blower Bernhard Express Dual 4000 Bernhard Anglemaster 1000


58 PC August/September 2019


“I was asked if I would demo the Graden Sand Injector for one of the clubs and said I would only do it if they got other clubs involved. On the day, five other bowls club greenkeepers turned up and it became something of a mini-seminar. On the back of that, we got the contract to look after all those clubs and two more into the bargain. Given the austerity measures in place, the local authority was, I think, rather glad to hand the work over to us. It wasn’t my intention, but it has worked out very well. I have a supervisor over there, Paul Donno, who looks after the day to day running for me.”


In addition, Andy has five employees, a couple of whom have been with him for ten years. Whilst Andy spends much of his time at Newclose, the others look after the other contracts, both on the island and the mainland. “We do a lot of Air2G2 and Graden work, especially for golf clubs in Dorset and Hampshire.” I suggest that it must be expensive to transport equipment over on the ferry. “It is; a 4x4 and trailer can cost £170 and this has to be passed on to the client, but they all


seem to like our work and never complain. I guess that says something about my team’s commitment to our work.”


And does he leave them to it? “Well, yes, but occasionally I’ll pop in and check on their work, The company does, after all, carry my name.”


One contract recently undertaken was the returfing of 12.5 acres of lawns for a gentleman working in the ‘financial sector’. We gave him the option of either seeding or turfing and, although turfing was more expensive, that’s what he chose. I guess he wanted instant results. The timing was a bit difficult though as the job started at the same time as cricket renovations. We used 50% big roll; the rest was lawn turf rolls. In all, we put down over a hundred tonnes of fine soil. The work included converting a meadow to lawns. We finished the whole job just a couple of weeks before Christmas - not the ideal weather for establishment, but we were blessed with a fairly mild December. I have to say it looked fantastic when it was completed. The local turf supplier was delighted too; they’d never had such a large order!”


Monday morning nets


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