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Trailer Scheme

The Somerset Cricket Board and The Grounds Association are very proud to have two trailers available for clubs to hire, and want to see the trailers continually improved and maintained so that it remains a first class service for clubs.

Trailer Scheme charges

Full hire (please note there is no longer a ‘without operator’ option)

One day trailer hire with equipment for scarifying, picking up, seed, fertiliser and loam spreading. Our operator will work alongside club helpers, operating scarifier exclusively.

Basic hire cost:
£135 (£115 for South Trailer as club needs to collect trailer from previous club)

Per pitch cost:
£15 per pitch (up to 12 pitches)
£25 per additional pitch from 13 onwards

For example:

10 pitch square: £135 (Hire cost) + £150 (10 x £15 per pitch cost) = £285
15 pitch square: £135 (Hire cost) + £255 (12 x £15 per pitch cost + 3 x £25 additional pitch cost) = £390

Scarifying / pick up option

For clubs wishing to use a contractor for all spreading work – seed, fertiliser and loam. This may be an option for large clubs with more than one square.

One day trailer with scarifier (plus rotorake brush for Graden on North trailer). Operator to transport trailer to and from ground, operating scarifier only.

Basic hire cost: £100

Per pitch cost:
£10 per pitch (up to 12 pitches)
£17 per additional pitch from 13 onwards

For example:

25 pitches over 2 squares: £100 (Hire cost) + £328 (12 x £10 per pitch cost + 13 x £17 additional pitch cost) = £441


A cricket square is made up of heavy clay soils so aeration is vitally important and should be seen as a positive measure for clubs. This helps keep nutrients in circulation and increase the effectiveness of irrigation and root development in the summer. If thorough aeration is not carried out to de-compact the square it will impede the health and vigour of the turf, denying free passage of water, air and nutrients to encourage root development, which is important to bind the pitch surface together to prevent cracking and crumbling and allows top dressing to migrate into the tine holes.

Details of the aeration service including costs and booking can be found below.

Hire of Spiker:

£40 for up to 10 pitches
£50 for 11 to 15 pitches
£60 for more than 15 pitches

Operator cost: Transport to and from ground. No club member needed on site but access must be guaranteed at agreed time. Per pitch £3.50


7 pitch square  £40 hire, £24.50 pitch costs = £64.50
12 pitch square  £50 hire, £42 pitch costs = £92

Operator will attempt to go to several grounds on the same day to minimise travelling costs / time.

 Booking Information

There are two trailers available to hire to help ensure this service is readily available for clubs across the county.

To book the trailer in the North & East of the county please contact Phil Mortimer-

To book the trailer in the South & West of the county please email Dave Counsell on Clubs will be responsible to collect and return the trailer from Huntspill & District Cricket Club or the previous club booking


All Aeration bookings are to be made through Phil Mortimer-

Before making any booking please read the following documents

SGA Trailer Scheme Renovations Guide 

2020 SGA Trailer Renovations Covid-19 Procedures

COVID-19 trailer Risk Assessment