Teams ready for cricket restart

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

CRICKET sides from around the bor­ough have re­cently re­turned to so­cially dis­tanced train­ing ahead of an ex­pected re­turn to league ac­tion this week­end.

The cricket sea­son, which was orig­i­nally sched­uled to be­gin in May has been in­ter­rupted due to the Covid-19 pan­demic, but has been given the green light to start again.

Sev­eral teams have been mak­ing prepa­ra­tions ready for the sport’s re­turn.

A spokesper­son forWok­ing­ham Cricket Club said: “We re­cently re­sumed train­ing with a num­ber of so­cial dis­tanc­ing mea­sures in place such as tem­per­a­ture checks, so­cial dis­tance mark­ers and bub­bles.

“As for the sea­son we’re wait­ing upon fur­ther guid­ance.”

Mean­while, Bin­field Cricket Club said:

“We have been net­ting for a cou­ple of weeks now and from next week all se­nior teams struc­tured train­ing com­mences, lead by our club coach, all fol­low­ing ECB Covid-19 guide­lines of course.

“The ju­nior team train­ing starts up again in a cou­ple of weeks. We will be ready to play as soon as and if the ECB al­low so.”

Finchampst­ead Cricket Club have also re­turned to the nets.

They said: “We re­turned to train­ing this week with the ladies on Mon­day and se­niors on Tues­day and yes­ter­day. Colts train­ing will re­sume Mon­day next. All, of course, fol­low­ing the ECB and gov­ern­ment guide­lines.”

Ear­ley Cricket Club said: “We have been per­form­ing train­ing ses­sions in ac­cor­dance to gov­ern­ment guide­lines for the last month.

“We have new rules in place that recre­ational cricket can start from next week hop­ing that game will start shortly.”

And Eversley Cricket Club said: “We have started so­cially dis­tanced train­ing last Wed­nes­day in four bub­bles of six.

“Ju­niors are back in bub­bles of five with a coach.

“We are look­ing to or­gan­ise some so­cially dis­tanced friendlies and in­ter club games this week­end fol­low­ing the ECB guide­lines.”

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