I am sure that many of you are enjoying the Big Bash or watching India’s extraordinary collapse against the Aussies. These events are reminders of what we hope the summer will bring (possibly not the collapse if you’re an India supporter, but you know what we mean).
As you will all be aware we are now in Tier 4 as the country tries to manage this pandemic. It is not where we want to be, but we must do our bit. The good news is that some limited cricketing activity is still going to be possible for those keen enough to train outdoors at this time of year.
The guidance from the DCMS is here:
The section about Sports and Physical activity states: Indoor gyms and sports facilities will close. Outdoor sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges, riding centres and playgrounds can remain open for individual exercise, and for people to use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household. Organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people will be allowed.
For RCC this means (outdoors only) the following are permitted:
For now we are not allowing organised group coaching, though we await clarification from the ECB on this. We will communicate if we receive this.
Sadly this means that indoor junior nets are cancelled until further notice.
If you do use the outdoor nets please treat them with respect. It is very muddy, so please stay on the artificial surface and do not drag mud onto the net area. Please also make sure that you book.
Please stay safe and well, enjoy Christmas with those closest to you, and we look forward to opening this up at the club as soon as we can.
Richard and Chris