Pitch shows good early growthThe U's pitch is progressing well after summer renovation.
Head Groundsman David Blacknall oversaw the work and explained what had been done.
"Premier Pitches did the renovation for us and once again did an excellent job.
"That work was done in one day, the Spring Bank Holiday Monday at the end of May, before seeding took place the day after.
"The seed isn't just put down on the remaining soil, a new layer of sand is put down for the seed to grow in, usually between 60 and 100 tons."
Less than two weeks later, a full covering of grass was visible and David was pleased with the early results.
"With the severe winter and the battering the pitch took, the work was vital this summer and the renovation went exactly as planned, with the first two weeks seeing great progress.