Auto-Roller Competition Result – Slaughters United

As proud supporters of the England and Wales Cricket Board, we asked cricket clubs nationwide to register with the NatWest CricketForce scheme to be in with a chance to win a brand new 3ft Auto-Roller. At a value of £9,749, we wanted to give something back to the clubs that have supported us over the past 90 years.

Although the Auto-Roller is now exported world-wide to countries such as the West Indies, Pakistan and Australia, the importance of supporting growth in cricket’s home country is something we are very passionate about. Through Lords and Edgbaston, all the way to the Isle of Jersey, the Auto-Roller has become a symbol of cricket heritage; providing cricket clubs the professional turf finish demanded by the world’s top groundsmen.

As a huge thank you for all of the support (and for keeping our cricket pitches in top condition!) our specially made 3ft Auto-Roller was awarded to Slaughters United Cricket Club in the Cotswolds!

The picturesque village of Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds

Members of the committee accept the 3ft Auto-Roller

We spoke to delighted Vice Chairman, Paul Heming, at Slaughters United

“Ensuring that our cricket pitch is kept maintained to the highest standard has always been a top priority. Previously, with our 1950 4ft Auto-Roller, rolling the pitch was quite a chore with visibility being poor and the precision in the rolls just not being there. Now, with the brand new 3ft Auto-Roller in use we have now immediately seen the improvements to our pitch and we can’t get the groundsman off it!

We can rest easy knowing that the Auto-Roller will last a life time, and it’s one less thing to worry about for the club. I’m keen to see the improvements that will undoubtedly be made to the overall standard of the pitch and as a result, the cricket being played on it.”

At Auto-Roller, we help to ensure cricket clubs and schools world-wide can keep their older machines running whilst working to innovate and develop our brand new range. Our new range offers an easy electric key start, smooth power steering, precision machined rolls with a fully hydrostatic drive. Crafted by our engineers with a wealth of experience at our workshop in Wiltshire, the quality of the Auto-Rollers has, with no exception, remained unbeatable to this day.

Our team of friendly staff and engineers are always happy to help, so please don’t hesitate to call the office, Autoguide Equipment Ltd, on 01380 850885 or contact us via our website www.cricketroller.co.uk.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for future exclusive offers and competitions!”

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Here at Auto-Roller, we're committed to ensuring every ground, from the smallest to the largest, has the ability to use an Auto-Roller. That's why we introduced our smaller 3ft roller, as well as continuing to hire the rollers for those unable to purchase outright.

Our gallery shows the variety of grounds our cricket roller range is used on across the country and beyond! You'll also find links to more information about each club's roller, including how many of them secured funding.

Ormskirk Cricket Club
"I’d recommend Autoguide and the repower kit to any club that have an older style roller that needs attention…. You won’t be disappointed"

Lords Cricket Ground
Lords first bought an Auto-Roller in 1972 and have been using them ever since!

Weldon Cricket Club
"It is a wonderful piece of equipment and all we need now is some decent weather to be able to use it and see its full potential"

Edgbaston Stadium
"Outstanding"
"Auto-Roller has a great end finish and customer service"

Menai Bridge Cricket Club
"We were particularly drawn to the Auto-Roller. When it came to the final decision, the committee members asked me, “Keith, you will be the one sitting on the roller, which one would you prefer to use?” and I said the Auto-Roller!”"

Halesowen Cricket Club
“We are over the moon with our roller. The grounds man thinks it is brilliant as it runs on tickover with no strain on it at all"

Worcester Nomads Cricket Club
“We never thought we’d have a roller as nice as this! We were delighted to learn that the roller is unique as the only one in the country finished in that colour”

Wellington School
"Autoguide have carried out a complete overhaul of the roller and the machine is like new. We couldn't be happier with it and the communication with Autoguide throughout has been superb."

GM By Choice
"Our first time on the Auto-Roller at the historic test match out in Malahide. Looking forward to our own arriving very soon."

Farmers Cricket Club
"A very old roller fitted with an Auto Roller power pack and power steering. Working happily at the Farmers Cricket Club in Jersey"

Worcester Royal Grammar School
"Our two rollers both with the original lister engine. In the first picture the roller was made in 1973 and the second 1976 - never miss a beat"

Wickford Cricket Club
"Can't go wrong with a Auto-Roller. First class service and a first class product."

Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club
"We received excellent advice from Auto-Roller that's why we placed our order with them, the whole order to delivery process was excellent and efficient"

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