Nets and Training During Covid-19 Pandemic
This page will be continually updated as the season goes on. Things are likely to change, so please check in regularly for the latest information.
We will be operating two separate sessions on Thursdays – 5.30pm-6.45pm, and 7.00pm-8.15pm. Anyone who is not involved in the 1st XI training is able to attend provided they are U14 or above. However, spaces will be limited – so get your requests in early.
If you are interested in coming along, please text David Ross (07545 348068), Angela Coalbran (07951 900636) or one of the team captains by 9pm on the Tuesday for that week’s session.
You must be available to attend either the early session or the late session. Our coaches will then take all the names put forward and design them into a schedule of activities for that week suited to age, ability and discipline (ie. batter, bowler, etc.). You will then be informed of your place on Wednesdays.
Junior training is now able to proceed with larger groups than were possible in May and June. We have now largely reverted back to Junior Training on Mondays with sessions staggered by age group. U15s will train on Thursdays with the seniors.
All sessions will be strictly administered by your relevant coach or junior admin and you will not be able to attend unless you confirm your place in advance. These people remain your point of contact during this season and they will communicate details about training times, rules and matches.
Contacts By Age Group
U10s: Alex Taylor (07429 522398)
U11s: Claire Howell (07870 705361)
U13: Nicola Ward (07903 124951)
U15: Angela Coalbran (07951 900636)
Girls: Simon Topper (07921 234800)
Private Training (Net Bookings)
Club members are permitted to book net lanes for private use at certain points during the week. The times will be updated weekly and will depend upon ground availability and the presence of a club supervisor. Up to six members can train in a net at any one time and must observe social distancing and adhere to the rules laid out below.
Available booking slots are listed on the calendar at the foot of this page. All bookings slots last for 45 mins and begin on the hour. You must book 24 hours in advance.
General Training Rules (Covid-19)
MEMBERS MUST NOT TURN UP WITHOUT A BOOKING AND USE THE CLUB FACILITY
The Clubhouse will remain CLOSED except for access to the First Aid equipment
THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO TOILET FACILITIES
Bowling Machines can only be operated as part of a one to one coaching session by one of the clubs suitably qualified coaches
A suitably qualified club official will be on site all times when the nets are operational
It is strongly recommended that members should wash their hands at home before and after using the net facilities.
Members should bring their own hand sanitiser with an alcohol content of at least 60% where possible.
Entering and Leaving Site
Social Distancing of STAYING TWO METRES APART must be maintained at all times
You should arrive changed in your training clothing – Changing Rooms will remain closed
Cars shall be parked on the Car Park – NOT immediately behind the Clubhouse
You may not enter the field earlier than the start time of your session
A one way system is in place;
- Entrance to the facility will be via the gate at the side of the Away Team dressing room on the First Team Ground
- Members should leave the net area promptly, moving onto the third team ground and exiting the playing area via the gate on the Third team ground (between the Portakabin and the pavilion).
Members should go directly to their cars and leave without delay.
Use of the Nets
For our junior players it will be a requirement that parents remain at the ground, in the designated area for the full duration of the session.
You will be asked to bring your own cricket ball, or suitable ‘soft ball’ – your coach or captain will inform you which to bring to your sessions.
Please remember when batting not to touch the ball – you should use your bat to gently tap the ball back towards the bowler always ensuring you maintain the two metre social distance
The club representative will advise you of which net you have been assigned and the corresponding areas where you can place your kit bags
Kit bags must remain zipped closed when not in use
Those using the net closest to Haygate Road should warm up in the area between the nets and the scorebox
Those using the net closest to the 3rd team Ground should use the 3rd team Ground being mindful to respect social distancing at all times
Batsman must wear full protective equipment at all times – the use of Helmets by batsman is Mandatory
Bowlers may only bowl with their own ball and they MUST NOT apply sweat or saliva to the ball.
Batters may only return the ball to the bowler by gently tapping the ball with their bat towards the bowler – the batter MUST NOT handle the ball in any circumstance
Members will be reminded when their session has 5 minutes to go
Members will be informed when their session has ended at which point they should finish immediately – THIS IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A LAST BALL!
Do not overstay your allocated time-slot; you should be clear of the area before the time the next members arrive
Do not stay to socialise