ECB guidelines for the use of outdoor cricket facilities in lockdown

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The ECB have today released new guidelines offering practical guidance to players and clubs on the steps they should take to remain safe while undertaking exercise in an outdoor cricket club environment.  

The full statement can be read here

In practical terms the outdoor facility at Lowerhouse Cricket Club is now available for members to utilize however note only 3 lanes of the 6 lane facility number’s  2, 4 & 6 will be available to book at any time 

All bookings must  be made via Stan for a maximum period of 1 hour only.

Please note there will be a 30 minute’s gap between booking for an initial period and then once we are happy the processes in place are satisfactory then we may be able to reduce the period between bookings 


  1. You must bring your own equipment
  2. No saliva or sweat should come into contact with the ball at any time
  3. Wash your hands before and after using the facility and bring your own hand sanitiser where possible 

If you fail to adhere to social distancing and the guidelines regarding the use of outdoor facilities the I’m afraid your further bookings will be cancelled and you may be subject to internal disciplinary action 

After the initial period we will review the bookings, practises and procedures to ensure we and you comply with guidelines.

On a final note please ensure you have paid your subs if you are using the facilities 


Frank Entwistle – Secretary on behalf of the Directors 

ECB Guidelines