Teams ready for cricket restart
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.”