Request Ground Visit

The area where cricket clubs can request a ground visit from GCF County Pitch Advisors.

Gloucestershire Grounds Association are here to help all clubs and within our County we have qualified Pitch Advisors that are here to help and support you.

If you have an issue with your ground and require support, our Pitch Advisors are here to help. Formal assessments of the square, outfield and machinery can all be completed by our County Pitch Advisors providing you with reports and Performance Quality Standards (PQS) Assessments. Our ambition is to have the very best squares and grounds that we possibly can and for this we are very much here to help.

Types of reports and costs*

  • Full Detailed Report – inclusive of Performance Quality Standard (PQS) Assessments and/or detailed pitch assessment for square or outfields resulting in the production of a report. £250 – £350
  • Machinery Report – this will cover all key machinery and will be supportive to relevant grant applications. £100 – £150
  • Short Reports – undertaking basic advisory assessments including visual inspections resulting in the production of a short report. £100 – £150
  • Verbal Meeting – opportunity to speak to our County Pitch Advisor onsite for guidance and support. £30 – £70

*These costs are dictated by the GMA and are the same in all Counties across the Country. Depending upon your situation, there may be the opportunity for supporting these costs in exceptional circumstances.

Cricket Players (SVG)

How to request a report

Cricket clubs can request a ground visit from GCF County Pitch Advisors by downloading and completing the GCF visit request form. Once complete, forms should be submitted by email to Steve Silk.

GCF County Pitch Advisor Visit request form

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Please download and complete the GCF County Pitch Advisor visit request form.


Submit your visit request form

Once you have completed your GCF visit request form, please send it as an email attachment to Steve Silk.

Once you have submitted your form, a GCF County Pitch Advisor in your area will be in contact to arrange a suitable date and time to visit your club.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer

Steve joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Board in 2009 after two years as the Wiltshire Cricket Development Manager and 5 years in Local Authority Sports Development. Since 2009, Steve led the GCB to become incorporated (2010) and now has led the process to becoming a Charity. In this time the team has grown from 2 members of staff to 16 and has seen significant diversification of income, bringing many partners to support the charities great work.

Steve has a relentless drive and determination for continual improvement and supported by a great team, the charity goes from strength to strength. Specifically, Steve manages the managers of the charity, leads on all aspects of finance, governance and strategy, as well as overseeing all facility projects and capital grant projects.

Personally, Steve is an avid all round sports fan (especially for his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers), a husband, a father of two little beauties and a player and volunteer at his local cricket club, Chippenham CC.

Steve Silk / Chief Executive Officer