Meigle Cricket Club News story

Plan to start training for 2020

26 Jun 2020

Dear Member

As of 29th June, the club will provide an opportunity for members to use the practice net facilities. The rules which have been applied comply with Scottish Government, sportscotland and Cricket Scotland guidelines.

At this time we are only looking for those playing senior cricket to attend training. We will be following the guidance set out and the resumption of junior training will be announced when we feel we are ready. This may be in line with the next stage in the return out of lock down which has a provisional date of 15 July 2020 at present. Further information will be issued when junior training will commence. 

All members using the facilities must comply with the following rules. See also attached information. 

  • Net sessions must be booked in advance

  • Booking should be done at the following

  • Sessions may be affected if the conditions are wet. 

  • No equipment will be provided by the club, other than the stumps 

  • Each person attending the net facility must each use their own balls and have these clearly marked. The club will have some balls for sale, such as old match balls and new balls. All balls which are sold will be disinfected prior to sale. 

  • Nets can be used by up to three people from different households (maximum 8). Social distancing must be observed throughout the practice session 

  • The nets will be supervised by club volunteers at change over times. Any observation of participants breaching the guidelines will result in suspension from future bookings 

  • If any member of the household is experiencing symptoms in line with COVID19 the Government isolation guidelines will apply, and you are not to attend the nets session 

  • The clubhouse will remain closed and there will be NO toilet facilities available. 

Before arriving at the Club 

  • Ensure you have booked a session

  • Players should wash their hands with soap prior to leaving for the club nets

Arriving at the Club 

  • The club will have hand sanitiser available for players at the front of the club house 

  • Players must clean their hands with gel before going to their booked bay 

  • Players must turn up only 5 minutes before your booking time 

  • Each player will go to their booked net bay and place their kit on their allocated player / household zone 

During the Net Sessions 

  • Bowlers are not permitted beyond the halfway line into the batsman zone 

  • Batters are required to kick or hit the ball back to the bowler. Batters must not pick the ball up 

  • When changing between batting and bowling, players must change into their kit on their allocated spots which will be detailed on the floor 

  • If a ball should come to your net area from another one, this should be kicked or hit back to the bowler from the other net. At no point should you pick up someone else’s ball – only applicable when multiple bays are in operation 

  • Normal net etiquette should be used, and we request that bowling and batting are sensible and appropriate to the ability level of both participants 

At the End of the Net Session 

  • Players must pack their bags and kit in their allocated zone 

  • Player must use the hand sanitiser on leaving the club facility

  • Player must wash their hands with soap and water on returning home 

  • Players must leave promptly following their session time 

Please ensure social distancing at all times you are at the club.

1. Follow all COVID-19 guidelines established by the Scottish Government here.

2. Follow all COVID-19 guidelines established by Cricket Scotland here.