Cricket is Back…. Terms and Conditions apply!

July 10, 2020

After what seems like an eternity the ECB have now given the green light for recreational cricket to commence from tomorrow. However, the long awaited transition to Roadmap Stage 4, will not be anything like we have been used to before. Changes to playing rules and major restrictions to the communal and social aspects of the club will take some getting used to, but we will be able to watch and enjoy our senior cricket teams in action, which has to be considered a step forward.

Tomorrow Oak Park will host a 45 over inter-club friendly amongst 1st and 2nd XI squads, which starts at midday. Also a combined 3rd & 4thXI team will visit South Brent CC for a friendly  fixture.
Thanks go out to our groundsmen for their sterling efforts in getting the pitches prepared at relatively short notice.

The details below provide an insight into the main points you need to know if you are planning to either play or watch any cricket this weekend. 

Particularly please read carefully, and study the clubs Policy for Managing Covid 19. We are required to advise all visitors of the controls we have implemented to make the club environment safe for everyone.  We would really appreciate it, if you could print off this document, complete the statement details at the bottom and bring it along with you, positing it in the box provided outside the pavilion. We do need to have one of these for every visitor to the club, so please help us to fulfil this obligation. 
Anyone not completing in advance, will be asked to complete a copy of the form on arrival at the club.

Playing conditions / amended rules have now been issued by the ECB.
All players will need to strictly comply with these requirements. Team captains will emphasise this need before each match.
The infogram below provides the basics, however the link below is far more detailed …..

ECB Cvoid-19 Guidance

Whilst our seniors are returning to cricket this weekend, the club is yet to decide on whether our colts teams are able to to get started. There are added complications which need to be fully evaluated before CCC can commit to any form of youth cricket. We hope to be able to provide a further update in the coming week.

Unfortunately the pavilion will remain closed for the duration of any matches being played at the club.  Once the pavilion doors open then a whole different level of risk management’s to come int play. The club committee feel that at this time it is not worth exposing our members, visitors and players.
The two front changing rooms shall be made available as gents and ladies toilets.
It is acceptable for people to bring their own food, drink and alcohol provided they behave sensibly and take home all rubbish with them.
The ground will be closed 1 hour after the close of play unless the supervisor is happy to extend this for a limited period.

Match day supervisors will be appointed and they are of course volunteers!
Total respect should be given and it is the captains responsibility to support the supervisor at all times.
Match day supervisors are empowered to bring a match to an end if it is considered that our Covid Management policy is not being respected.

If it rains during the match,  attendees must shelter in their cars and not under the club house.

Players are reminded to come changed into their playing kit, or be prepared to change in their cars, as there will be no access to changing rooms. 

Players and spectators are requested to bring your own sanitation products and PPE if they feel more comfortable wearing it. 

Look forward to seeing players and supporters alike at Oak Park over the coming period.