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Title: Mindless vandalism
Post by: simonmay5 on November 23, 2016, 08:39:19 PM
Today got a phone call to say that we had some one in a four wheel drive and rip the square up really can't see why anyone would you want to do this as groundsman it is now down to me to sort this mess

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Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: LiamGuy on November 23, 2016, 08:53:27 PM
I feel my descriptive words to these photos would turn the air blue and get bleeped out!!
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: simonmay5 on November 23, 2016, 08:55:46 PM
More upsetting as the square has just been re done for next season with great expensive to the club
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: Woodyspin on November 23, 2016, 08:59:39 PM
More upsetting as the square has just been re done for next season with great expensive to the club

I know exactly how much that can cost, especially if you hires petrol scarifiers ect...  hopefully it doesn't rain alot or get too cold! and it can repair itself.
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: GoodLeave on November 23, 2016, 09:03:22 PM
Very clever.

What has to go so wrong in someone's life where callously spoiling someone else's property/enjoyment brings them entertainment.
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: Seniorplayer on November 23, 2016, 09:04:03 PM
Reckon it's Some idiot wanting to see what his car can do off road.
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: simonmay5 on November 23, 2016, 09:07:01 PM
We got our own machines but the grass won't grow till march so makes it very hard to get the pitches ready for the first games in April
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: Calzehbhoy on November 23, 2016, 09:10:29 PM
Gutted for you! Absolutely disgraceful! Hope you can find out and prosecute whoever did it and hope the square recovers quickly in the spring.
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on November 23, 2016, 09:27:11 PM
You will be amazed what Mother Nature can do mate, if we get some mild weather next few weeks it should be ok, maybe worth putting on FB and asking if a groundsmen from one of the big Kent clubs can offer advice on what to do to help repair it mate as loads of Kent clubs have full time pro groundsmen, not knocking anyone at your clubs ability but your local cricket community may offer help and advice for free.

Bloody scum bags around complete Knobs who do this kind of stuff for fun
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: ppccopener on November 23, 2016, 09:27:22 PM
It is indeed mindless, hopefully with a few hands to the pump its not as bad as it looks...
We ve had 2 break in to our bar this winter, about 50 quids worth of vodka taken and 500 damage to the metal shutters.
And last year our wood sightscreen was kicked in-all around it were empty cider cans
Sadly its not uncommon this damage
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: Chalkie on November 23, 2016, 09:34:55 PM
We had similar damage to the outfield a couple of years ago, fortunately they avoided the square because of the poles and rope.

But last week someone stole the poles and rope - not sure why as cant imagine they are worth much.
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: JK Lewis on November 23, 2016, 09:35:09 PM
Gutted for you mate, best of luck with the repair. We are lucky to have a gate across the driveway which stops people driving onto the field, but we still get kids tearing out the fence around the square and using the posts as javelins. A sad picture of society. As someone said earlier, call out to the local groundskeeping community, I would recommend golf course groundsmen as well as cricket, they have great experience of ground under repair. I reckon you could still make a big difference if you put some hours in before it gets really cold.
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: simonmay5 on November 23, 2016, 09:43:50 PM
More annoying is the damage done to the fence they cut down so that will cost the club money to put right all for like you say five minutes of fun
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: Seniorplayer on November 23, 2016, 10:10:21 PM
We got our own machines but the grass won't grow till march so makes it very hard to get the pitches ready for the first games in April
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It depends grass  will grow if the temperature is above 6 centre grade
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: jwebber86 on November 23, 2016, 10:24:16 PM
what an absolute bellend.

hope its not too bad and you can sort it out
Title: Re: Mindless vandalism
Post by: Centurion on November 24, 2016, 10:39:37 AM
Our club had been vandalised the same way last season. Extremely frustrating.