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Club Update - June 2020

5 Jun 2020

Dear Club Members,

Whilst we hope you are all staying safe and well we would just like to give you an update on the current situation with regards to the possibility of cricket being played in 2020. Theyre are constant updates from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which look extremely positive, however the changes being made still only apply in England. We await further communication from Cricket Wales, who are awaiing instruction themselves from the Welsh Government about how cricket can start in Wales.

In the meantime our ground & net facility is in fantastic condition. Mike Turner (Groundsman) has been working hard along with Huw Binding on carrying out essential maintenance as per the guidelines and once given the green light to carry out any cricket activities we will be able to do so from the word go. 

We still await an announcement from the South Wales Premier Cricket League (SWPCL) as to whether any league matches will be played, however Keri Chahal (Cricket Wales Area Manager) is working on potential cluster groups to try and support clubs should we be able to play cricket later in the summer if we are unable to play league matches.

Cricket Wales have done a great job keeping clubs up to date, CEO Leshia Hawkins has provided a statement via their website which you can view below

http://www.cricketwales.org.uk/news.aspx?nid=640&ss=

The South Wales Junior Cricket League (SWJCL) has today posted the update below.

(Update from the South Wales Junior Cricket League)

The league management committee have recently held two Zoom meetings to discuss the way forward if/when we get the go ahead to start playing cricket again. The latest was last night and we are planning to embrace the U10/11/13/15 age groups. E-mail has gone to clubs askingthem to confirm whether they will still be able to field the teams that they entered back in January. We realise that some parents might not allow their children to play this year and it may impact on player availability. Response needed by 29th June. We hope to arrange aseason based around a 6 week period from around 20th July to end of August. This is of course reliant on agreement and guidance coming from the @WelshGovernment @fmwales @ECB_cricket  & @CricketWales

A message is going out to all Junior parents to seek potential availability if junior cricket is able to be played and we hope that providing all guidelines can be met by the club we can also provide a safe enviroment for everyone visiting the ground.

We are currently working on a booking system for the nets to be used once it is safe to do so and again, once given the gree light we will share this on the website.

Finally, we would just like to remind everyone you can keep up to date via our social media channels on facebook, Twitter, Intagram. You can find the links at the top of the page.

Stay safe all.