The ECB and The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) have a process to assess the cricket ground. This can be done by your County Pitch Advisor; the process is called Performance Quality Standards Assessment (PQS).

What’s involved

The assessment looks at many criteria such as:

Soil profile, surface gradients and levels, percentage of weeds and many more aspects.

Timing of use

March to December.

Effects of incorrect procedure

This assessment gives you bench mark standards and identifies areas to work on.

Equipment needed

Soil profiler, straight edge, tapes, spirit levels and quadrants. 

Practical Tips

An assessment should be seen as a positive which will help target resources.