Radlett CC News story

Covid-19 Update on Cricket

19 May 2020

Since our last update on the Radlett Review we have been in constant dialogue with the Hertfordshire Cricket league as well as receiving regular communications from the ECB on the 2020 season.

On 15th May the ECB confirmed that whilst all forms of recreational cricket remain suspended there would be a slight loosening of the lock-down rules and specifically allowing 1-1 net practice but these would need to be under strict guidelines. We are currently working through how we could make this work whilst remaining compliant and keeping our members safe, which remains our highest priority. In the mean time work has re-started on the new nets facility and we expect that to be completed by the 30th May. Work has also started on the bottom ground where we intend to have the net re-built and useable by mid June.

As far as league cricket is concerned for seniors we are planning to start the season on the 11th July, however this is subject to the important caveat that Government and ECB guidance allows us to do that. Full details on this will be communicated as things become clearer over the coming weeks

There is a follow-up ECB meeting with further guidance this week on 21st May for leagues and we will provide a further update in the coming days on how we can safely start to open up our net facilities.