Auto-roller, is the brand name of parent company of Autoguide, who have been manufacturing 3ft and 4ft Cricket Rollers for over 80 years. Established in 1926, the company has manufactured, serviced and continually developed their machines in the UK, at Heddington in Wiltshire, whilst maintaining and improving all their features and benefits that has made them so successful around the world.
Auto-Rollers are used at all of the English Test Grounds today. Lords, (the Home of Cricket, as featured on our AD) , Headingley, The Kia Oval, Edgbaston and Trent Bridge to ensure the perfect playing surface for all days of a Test Match.
Steve Rouse, the former Groundsman at Edgbaston, said about the machine: ”The AutoRoller is the best in the World. The machine is ageless and lasts forever. We roll to a depth of two and a half inches dry down and we can be rolling up to 8-10 hours a day pre-season. It takes 12-16 hours to roll a wicket and the crawl speed on the AutoRoller is spot on for this. It does the job, uses no fuel to speak about and is an all round great tool!”
AutoRollers are used extensively throughout Schools, Cricket Clubs and First Class County Cricket Grounds, to ensure the finest cricket wickets for any standard of cricket, to help and maintain an excellent wicket condition. Autoguide also do the Turf Trooper, a cylinder mower ideally suited for cricket grounds outfields. The world’s smallest triple cylinder ride on Mower. It will mow up to two acres per hour with a 1.5m (60?) cutting width.