ABC News Australia – When David Sandurski signed his contract as the Brisbane cricket ground’s new curator, he took on much more than green keeping duties — he signed up to take on Taylor Swift.


  • Mr Sandurski could have mere weeks to prepare the ground for a Gabba Test.
  • “When you have those big events there’s always concerns and issues but this time we are a lot more comfortable,” Mr Sandurski said.
  • After playing his trade on the wickets of the MCG and Allan Border Field, Mr Sandurski is no newcomer to tending first-class pitches, but the Gabba’s reputation as a fortress for Australian sides will ensure his wicket will be closely examined.
  • His predecessors, Kevin Mitchell Senior and his son Kevin Mitchell Junior, presided over the ground since 1975 and Mr Sandurski has enjoyed the mentorship of both men.
  • “I did a lot of time at AB Field at Albion — Kevin Mitchell Senior was the ground consultant over there and he spent a lot of time teaching me the art of making wickets,” Mr Sandurski said.

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