2nd Jul, 2020

Droitwich cricketers return to the nets

Liam Moakes 4th Jun, 2020

DROITWICH Cricket Club players were back enjoying their sport at their St Peter’s Fields ground at the weekend and were certainly not stumped by the social distancing rules in place.

Adhering to guidance from the Government and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the club was able to organise batting and bowling practice sessions using a roll-on net on the square.

Last Friday juniors enjoyed one-to-one training with a club coach, before Saturday’s sessions for senior players were opened to no more than two players at a time or groups from the same household, with social distancing observed and equipment sanitised between sessions.

“With the fantastic weather we’ve been having, it was great for members to play some cricket again,” said Droitwich CC chairman Martyn Davies.

“We have put together a structured programme with various conditions in place to ensure Government/ECB guidelines were met and all were observed impeccably.”

He added: “As the restrictions are eased, the plan will be to hold more sessions and increase the number of players who can attend.

“We haven’t yet given up hope of playing some competitive cricket at some point this summer but, in the meantime, we can at least get out into the middle and practice.”

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