Government Road Map out of Lockdown – What it means for us….

Many of you have been finding the latest lockdown more challenging but hopefully the lighter evenings and brighter weather will give you encouragement that there is light at the end of the tunnel but we just all need to continue to play our part for a short time further and continue to adhere to restrictions and guidance to ensure for that little bit longer.

The road map released last week is a welcome and positive step, further guidance on the return of recreational cricket is expected shortly but at the moment we work with and from the guidance supplied to us by the Government  and in recreational terms The Lancashire Cricket Foundation and The Lancashire League.

The League is due to commence on time which would mean 1st & 2nd Elevens Sunday 18th April, with be 3rd & 4th Elevens the week prior Sunday 11th April

Friendlies precede the season as follows:

  • 1st Eleven – Home v Blackpool 10/4/2021,
  • 1st  Eleven – Away v Northern Club 11/4/2021,
  • 1st Eleven – Home v Greenmount 17/4/2021
  • 2nd Eleven –  Away v Greenmount 17/4/2021

Government Road Map -in terms of Lowerhouse CC & the Return of Recreational Cricket

Stage 1: 

8th March 2021:

Stay at home, the clubs grounds can still be used to meet one other person for exercise

29th March 2021 to 11th April 2021

Up to 6 people ( 2 Households) can meet outside the club grounds can be used for this purpose.

 Organised Grass Roots Sport can return, information regarding Nets and organised team activities will be released shortly.

 Please note that at this moment we anticipate that some of last season’s adapted play COVID restrictions will apply e.g.: No Changing Rooms, No showers , information will be updated once confirmed

 First Eleven friendly v Blackpool 10/4/2021 & 3rd Eleven Lancashire League v Ramsbottom 11/4/2021 are due to be played before Stage 2 is implemented hence there will be no bar facility however the tea room will be available

 Stage 2

Not before 12th April 2021 to 16th May 2021 inclusive

Outdoor Hospitality i.e. beer gardens are allowed hence we anticipate a bar service will be available from 12th April, full details to comply with government guidelines to follow

Our anticipation is that the bar will be open for all weekend games (likely Noon to 8.00pm) and in addition its likely we will open midweek 6.00 to 8.30pm to facilitate our practice and junior match nights Monday to Friday (dates and times subject to change and weather dependent)

 Again, information will be released nearer the time as not all the working papers have been released and some of this may be subject to change.

 During this period the rule of 6 (2 households still applies) Also note: Entry to the club on 1st Eleven games is subject to charge with 2nd, 3rd, 4th & junior entry free

Stage 3

Not Before 17th May to 20th June 2021 inclusive

The Rule of 6 is abolished and 30 people can meet outdoors.

 2 Households can meet indoors, so only at this stage will you be able to consume alcohol within the Club House , seated with table service only and appropriate social distancing will also be required within the club house

 Stage 4

 Not before 21st June 2021

All legal limits on social contact will be removed.

Frank Entwistle – Secretary 

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