In order to safely open our net and outfield facilities to our members, we must implement a number of safety measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus in line with the latest ECB guidelines
Before you book a session, you must fully read through all of these protocols and follow them before, during and after your use of our facilities. Whilst these may seem very strict, they are the necessary procedures that must be put in place, with ECB and government guidelines, to ensure the safety of all our members and the wider community.
We have a team of 'Net Managers' who will be in charge of managing the facilities during the hours in which they are open and one of these must be present at the ground during your session. These are James Weston, Gary Garner and Dom Morris. (If you are able to and are interested in becoming a net manager yourself then please contact James Weston).
Currently, we are taking bookings for:
At this stage, we will be taking bookings for net sessions only. There will be upto 2 sessions available to book at once, with one in the nets and one on the square. Start and finish times for the two sessions are staggered. Currently, we are restricting each senior player to be able to take part in a maximum of two sessions per week, regardless of who books the session, whilst juniors can take part in one session per week. Junior training now takes place on Thursday evenings.
Each group can have upto 6 people in that group. Only one person in each group needs to fill in the booking form per session, and they, as guided by the form, must include their contact number and the names of all of the group members who will attend the session. For junior sessions, a parent must be the one who fills in the booking form.
On the form, you will be available to view all of the available slots. You should select which of the sessions you wish to book. You will then be assigned a session time, and the person who filled in the form will be contacted via text message with confirmation of your time.
Should you need to cancel the session, due to illness (see below) or other reasons, you should contact the Net Manager who contacted you to confirm the booking as soon as possible. If the Net Manager/club decides to cancel the session due to adverse weather or exceptional circumstances then you will be contacted at least 2 hours before the session where possible.
Square sessions are 90 minutes long, whilst net area sessions are 45 minutes long, however each night there is one extended session available to book in the net area.
The booking system is currently closed. Junior training takes place each Thursday night.
You can access the booking system by clicking here.
Juniors are restricted to net area sessions only.
Prior to your visit
Players and parents must not visit the ground if:
Should you need to cancel the session, then see earlier.
We also recommend that people do not visit the ground if they:
Net Session Protocols
Players who are involved in a net session must follow these rules:
If an individual or group is found to be ignoring these rules, then the Net Manager may ask you to leave the premises and/or has the option to restrict bookings for the individuals involved in future. If players do not attempt to play safely, then the system will fail.
After your visit
Should you or any member of your group develop COVID-19 like symptoms recently after visiting the ground, or if you find out you may have been infected at the time you visited, then you MUST contact any of the Net Managers or any committee member to inform them of this so that the relevant action can take place.
Setting up these protocols is something we have never had to do before, and we as a club are still learning. Should you have any concerns or suggestions on how we can make the facilities safer then please do not hesistate to contact any of the Net Managers (if you do not have any contact details then please ask your junior manager/senior captain).
We will be continuously reviewing how we manage the system.
Baggage area for wicket on square:
Baggage area and wipes for net area: