I just wanted to update you on what is happening in terms of cricket activity during the current coronavirus pandemic.
I know that this is a frustrating time and many of us are keen to see a return to cricket as soon as possible. The ECB have said that they are working closely with government to establish when and how club cricket can return. They are hopeful that some amateur cricket can be played this season, particularly junior cricket, but we have been given no indication of when this will be.
However, we are now in a position to start outdoor practice. In line with ECB guidelines, this is how we will work:
Senior nets will run on Tuesday evenings, starting on Tuesday 16th June. Sessions will run from 5-8pm, in 3 one-hour slots.
Groups of no more than six people must book the hour long session that they want. Contact Tom Raine (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 07854609933 to book your slot. Please stick to your allocated time. At the moment, we will only be using one of the artificial nets. We will have a grass pitch cut later if there is demand.
Social distancing of 2 metres should be maintained as much as possible.
Please provide your own equipment, including cricket balls.
We aim to provide hand sanitiser, to be used at the start and end of each session. If possible, please bring your own.
Please enter the ground through the small gate nearer to the changing rooms (where we normally go in) and leave through the larger gate at the other end of the club house (by the nets).
Toilet facilities will not be open.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 (persistent dry cough, fever and high temperature, loss of smell or taste) you must not attend practice and should self-isolate in line with government guidance. This also applies if someone in your household has symptoms. See the latest government guidance here:
We will see how this goes and may make changes or increase capacity if needed.
Stephen Robinson will be in touch with junior players to arrange separate practice, although juniors who play senior cricket are welcome to book slots on Tuesdays.
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Raine using the details above.
Thank you for your patience and continued support in this challenging time. We hope to see you soon.