In the blog we provide a few ways to squaring the cricket square ahead of the season. We also have a how to video curtesy of the ECB. Along with the video we have one 3-4-5 system put together by myself and the other is by Gordon Gill a highly respected groundsman, intro below.
The hope is that by sharing a few ways of squaring the square, there be a system to suit, out of the offerings.
We also have an areas below, for you to submit your own system and if we received one that is as accurate and simple (unlike ours possibly) we shall publish it.
First up here a bit about Gordon, in his own words below.
I joined Bath cricket club as Head Groundsman in November 2002, immediately prior to joining I ran a very small cricket contracting company that I still run today. My recreational club is Westbury & District CC in Wiltshire. I have been a member there since the age of 13, a long time ago. I started maintaining the square at Westbury in 1980.
This is where I have made my mistakes and learnt my lessons.I left Bath at the end of the 2014 season, but have been heavily involved again as part time Head Groundsman since early 2018 after being involved with some training during the summer of 2017.
Gordon 3-4-5 System
SQUARING UP A 12 PITCH CRICKET SQUARE
FELLOW GROUNDIES BEAR WITH ME PLEASE. I’M NOT A TECHY AND THE DRAWING ATTACHED IS MY VERY FIRST EFFORT.
DIAGRAM TO GO WITH MY SYSTEM-
TurfCareBlog 3-4-5 Guide
Now onto my attempt, l promise l am not bad at squaring the cricket square, but to put that on paper, is tricky and like Gordon l am not the best with technology. But here is my step by step guide- https://turfcareblog.com/how-to-square-up-a-cricket-square-step-by-step/
The Grounds Management Association also have there own version, which is also worth viewing
Now Community over to you, can you think of a system in a step by step formula explained simpler to our offerings.
Squaring the cricket square by Brian and Gordon.