Thursday 23 July 2015

Nathan’s Ashes Victory

Nathan’s love of cricket has earned him a highly coveted contract at “the home of cricket” – Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. He contacted the curator in August last year; there was a vacancy in the team after Nathan’s brother returned to Melbourne.

The experience will also provide a valuable insight into turf management and, “working at the home of cricket will give me an amazing insight into how the English prepare wickets compared to back home.” Nathan said. Nathan seems to have impeccable timing, commencing work at Lord’s in the lead up to The Ashes test series, “working on the Ground and meeting the players has been an experience of a lifetime and has opened up a lot of doors,” he said.

Nathan will work at Lord’s until the end of September when the cricket season concludes and is finalising work with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and Champions League Football during the off season, which will see him travel all over Europe.

Nathan commenced at Ivanhoe Grammar School when he was 17 years old as a Turf Apprentice and spent 10 years learning his craft on the South Ground.

We wish him every success and look forward to a favourable wicket in the next Ashes Test.