Pitch Doctor

The central player in the travelling medicine shows of the late 1800s in the American West, who huckstered patent medicines. Most pitch doctors had the mien of circus ringmaster and no medical education
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He said besides a pitch doctor, the tournament clinic has three doctors and four nurses at any given point of time.
The 2005 Ashes-winning captain brought a team of helpers including an expert pitch doctor, and English Cricket Board pitch consultant to refurbish the club's facilities as part of their prize.
Byline: John Duckers examines the art of being a pitch doctor
In a bid to increase their chances, some are employing the services of pitch doctors, but do they really work and what do they prescribe to help you win the day?
Based at Barford, near Warwick, Peter Hancock, pictured, claims to be one of the country's leading pitch doctors with 33 years experience working with some of the world's largest brands and some of the smallest start-ups.
But have Midlands agencies ever heard of pitch doctors, have they ever used them, would they ever use one, and how do they go about pitches themselves?
Core Marketing was aware of pitch doctors, had never used one but would consider doing so.
Newcastle have called in pitch doctor Nigel Felton, the former Northamptonshire cricketer, to try and rescue Sunday's clash with Harlequins.
But it was no coincidence that Harry Brind, the English Cricket Board's pitch doctor, was at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The Conference side were forced to draft in specialist pitch doctors to try to make sure the surface is playable for the televised third round clash.
But the pitch doctors SIS seem to have turned out the quality of pitch they have previously laid at stadiums like the Stade de France, the Millennium Stadium and the Amsterdam ArenA.