To Players, Members and Parents
In light of the most recent governmental guidance announcement Poole Town Cricket Club have taken the decision to suspend all Adult and Junior training until April 11th, with games scheduled at the Dorset Cricket Centre cancelled.
This suspension of activities covers not only playing and training activities, but also incorporates the club quiz night on March 27th and pavilion spruce up day on April 4th.
We will do all we can to keep you updated as advice from the government changes along with any information that may come forward from the ECB and The Dorset Cricket Board.
Lastly, the clubs communication channels remain open.
For anyone who may need help, be it with getting items such as milk and bread if in self-isolation to needing the conversations that normally happen at nets and the camaraderie that can bring please make full use of the WhatsApp group and other options available. As a club we are a small community within the much larger area of Poole.
That sense of community could be a huge difference for all of us in the weeks ahead.
We have received the following from Tom Harrison, CEO of the ECB
I write to update you all regarding the status of recreational cricket.
Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.
This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity. We have shared the following communication with Clubs and Leagues today: https://ecb-comms.co.uk/t/1FT6-6SKA2-2E2203387/cr.aspx
Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities - particularly at junior levels.
It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. We will continue to work with Government and their advisors and our brilliant people to ensure we are properly informed in our decision-making.
Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult weeks and months which lie ahead. Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly in local clubs and leagues – who will have such a huge role to play in our nation’s response to coming out of this situation.
Let’s look forward to that moment when we start to see children and players from across the game, playing cricket again – hopefully that moment is not too far away.
Please continue to stay close to us over this exceptionally difficult time.
The committee endeavour to keep you all up to date with any changes.