I trust that this email find
you well, and managing to get back on track in our ‘new’ normality.
Further to our President’s note welcoming the return of recreational
cricket, our endeavours in Division 7B are due to start on next Saturday
I request that you pass this on to any friends or family that intend to visit us during the season.The majority of information below is
applicable only to our playing members. However, as any support is always
welcome, please ensure that everyone is made aware of the necessary safeguards we have had to put in place. Some information below is applicable to our visitors.
The adaptations to the game are detailed on the website, under Covid-19 toolkit. We ask you to read in advance of the game being played, but the key
points to highlight in advance of the game are:
Changing facilities will be closed, so please arrive in whites. Toilets
facilities will be accessible with a one way system in operation
• Food and drink is not to be served, so please bring enough for yourself
A Track and trace system is required, so please ensure all details are
up to date on the website as and players, or visitors will need to ‘sign
in’ upon arrival
We are about to play at
the highest level of league cricket so far achieved by the Dolphins.
As we now play on the pitch at a higher standard (Division 7B), we must
also raise our standards off it. Our temporary hosts at Napsbury Park
require their facilities to be left in a certain state, and
with additional protocols in place, pre and post match responsibilities
will become more demanding and rigorous. In addition to turning up at
the designated meet time, it is essential for everyone to pull their
weight in these duties. As such, when posting the teamsheet a
responsibility will be allocated to you. This will allow us to adhere to
the necessary guidelines with maximum efficiency and allow every one to
leave together promptly after the game. Within our toolkit on the website we have included the 'Match Day Operational Plan' which provides guidance on what is required for each task. The club will provide the
necessary equipment to ensure that this is done in a COVID secure way.
President has sent communications regarding payment of annual subs. It
has been agreed between us that selection priority will he given to
those who have made payment. Therefore, if you have yet to pay and would
like to be considered for next Saturday’s game, please could I ask you
to do so as soon as possible. For the collection of match fees, we will
be using contactless payments only.
to thank those that have also reached out to me offering to ‘stand down’
should we have strong availability. Selecting a team can be a stressful
job at the best of times, so you are making our lives easier! With the
league confirming no promotions or relegations, we hope to be able to
rotate members to ensure that everyone gets a fair amount of playing
time, whilst remaining competitive to allow for an enjoyable afternoon. The length of our games have been reduced from 90 to 80 overs in length.
could I ask you to input your availability onto the website as soon as
soon possible. If known, please consider putting yours in for the whole
season (9 weeks up to and including the 12th September) which will
enable the captain and vice captain to plan for future weeks as well.
Selection for our first game will take place on Tuesday, and then
subsequent Monday’s. If you have any issues accessing the
website, please get in touch with Ollie.
hope the above makes sense and we thank you in advance for your
assistance to allow us to return to cricket safely. If you have any
queries regarding the attached protocols and guidance, or any
other concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Paul Bonney and Ollie Lacey
Club Captain and Vice Captain