We are delighted to confirm that Rob Bennett has been appointed as our groundsman for the 2023 season. Many at the club will know Rob from his playing days at our neighbours, Astley & Tyldesley CC, but since hanging up his boots he has developed a growing reputation for his pre-match work on the field. He comes to Atherton having gained a wealth of experience and currently looks after the wickets of 2 other local clubs, Leigh CC and Golborne CC.
In readiness for 2023, Rob has already overseen the end of season square renovations along with some of our own volunteers to ensure we can start next season in the best possible position.
While Rob’s main focus will be the preparation of all match wickets for our senior & junior teams, maintenance of our outfield and the surroundings will continue to be managed by our willing volunteers.
Welcome to our club Rob!!!
The club would also like to place on record its sincere thanks to Gordon Wilcox, who has been our volunteer groundsman for well over 10 years. During that time, he has dedicated thousands of hours to the preparation and maintenance of our square, outfield and periphery ensuring it is always ready for players and supporters to enjoy.