Cricket Nets Usage Protocols - UPDATED 5 JUNE 2020


The ECB have provided guidance on adjusted lockdown restrictions on 5 June 2020, which allows the opportunity for the use of our outdoor cricket facilities (nets and pitches). 

The club is very fortunate to have a high-quality facility and so as to maintain safety and follow the ECB guidelines, the below sets out clearly how it can be used:


 There is a booking system to manage access and demand, this via TimeTree.

 When booking, individuals will confirm that those proposing to use the facility are not displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

 Either a club representative (officer of the club) or adult (acting as a club representative) must be in attendance at all times.

 Upon completion of the booking, participants will be given the access code to the combination locks on the net facility.

 There is clear signage now in place to say that the facility is only to be used through the booking system and those using it should obey these guidelines.

How the facility can be used

 In each net area (i.e. Net 1 or Net 2), you can exercise on your own; or with any number of members of your household; or with three other people from outside your household while keeping two metres apart at all times.               So maximum of four players in each net in any session.

 Only the two outside lanes should be used.

 Access Net 1 via the main double gates and access Net 2 via the gate on the stream side.

 Coaching is permitted with a maximum of one coach and three players per net per session.

 The Clubhouse including toilet facilities and changing rooms will remain closed.

 Participants should use toilet facilities before attending and to wash their hands on arrival at home.

 Training on the outfield is permitted in small groups with up to six participants (to include coaches), again keeping two metres apart at all times.


 First aid equipment is in the container.

 Avoid sharing so bring your own playing / training equipment including balls.

 The bowling machine can only be operated by an ECB Level 2 or above coach, who has the necessary insurance cover.

 Bowling machine balls must be sanitised after each session / booking with the sanitiser provided.

 No saliva or sweat should come into contact with the ball or equipment at any time.

 Bring your own filled drinking bottles.

Your responsibility

 Wash hands at home before and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring your own hand sanitiser, with an alcohol content of at least 60%.

 Try not to arrive too early nor overstay your allocated time slot, you should be clear of the area by the time the next users arrive to help with social distancing.

 Do not stay to socialise.

 If bowling machines are used, please ensure they are cleaned thoroughly between uses with dry-cleaning products and that all balls used are cleaned with disinfectant / sanitizer.

 Please follow normal procedures when training with a hard ball to minimise the risk of injury(i.e. wear helmets, pads etc).

 Report any infection of their household following use of the facility to allow effective contact tracing and to limit the spread of the virus.


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