Reopening of the club bar

A member of the “Lowerhouse Ultras” singing praise to the home team from his usual position on the veranda in front of the clubhouse while Lowerhouse Cricket Club 1st XI play their home game v Norden Cricket Club 1st XI in a Lancashire League Senior Division One match at the Brooks Foundation Ground in Burnley on May 5th 2019 in Lancashire (Photo by Tom Jenkins)

Re-Opening of the Club Bar

Lowerhouse Cricket Club would like to place on record our thanks to our member’s and customers who supported the re-opening of the bar over the weekend.

It was never going to be easy as we all know there are a lot or rules and guidelines to follow but we must give a special mention to our staff who were exemplary their enthusiasm and professionalism again shows why they are one of the club’s biggest assets

From a personal perspective and having been involved with the club for 40 years I can tell you that just to be able to attend and chat with some of my oldest friends for even a short period of time has been an immeasurable boost to my morale.

This weeks bar openings

As revealed last week, the club’s bar re-opens over the weekend and will open as follows and as detailed below. We will continue to announce further information, including, opening times as we move forward and learn from gatherings and interactions. 

We continue aim is to provide a safe environment for you all, our customers, and our staff with full compliance to the latest rules and recommendations provided by the Government. 

If you have any symptoms or feel unwell, please stay at home

Hours of service to be expanded to incorporate several training sessions at the club hence the opportunity for member’s and neighbours to come and meet for social interaction at the club and with the temperatures due to improve with the weather its an ideal opportunity to use our fantastic facility

** Monday 6/7/20 to Thursday 9/7/20: 5.30pm to 8.00pm

** Friday10/7/20:  4.00pm to 8.00pm

Saturday 11/7/20: 12 Noon to 9.00pm

Sunday 12/7/20: 12 Noon to 8.00pm

** The bar opening are linked to training sessions hence if due to inclement weather training  is cancelled unfortunately the bar will remain closed – keep an eye on the website and social media for updates

There is a range of Live Sport available including the test match later this week:



Oxford v Portsmouth League 1 Play Off 2nd Leg 6.00pm



Premier League Crystal Palace v Chelsea 6.00pm



Sheffield United v Wolves  Premiership 6.00pm


England v West Indies Test Match


Bournemouth v Spurs at 6.00pm


England v West Indies Test Match


Huddersfield v Luton at 6.00pm


England v West Indies Test Match


Sheffield United v Chelsea at 5.30pm


England v West Indies Test Match


Sunday  Wolves v Everton at Noon, Spurs v Arsenal 4.30pm

England v West Indies Test Match  


Rules & Guidance:

One-way entry up the steps via the main clubhouse door with all exits via the fire exit at the bottom of the clubhouse (no exceptions please)

Hand Sanitiser will be available at the entry and is mandatory before entry to the clubhouse

Children are always welcome at Lowerhouse CC however all must be supervised by an adult and you must ensure they always adhere to social distancing rules

We have had to reconfigure the club seating and reduce capacity which will allow for social distancing, note tables will be allocated on a first come -first served basis.  

No moving of furniture is allowed as this will alter the configuration and capacity levels available to us. Please wait to be seated as staff will need to clean tables between customers

Customers will be advised of how and where to order from the bar and where the collection of their order will be facilitated. Fresh glasses to be used at all times (no refills) 

Customers are reminded to stay seated and not ‘mingle’ to ensure social distancing is complied with.

To comply with Track & Trace an appropriate log sheet will be completed by the bar staff when you complete your initial order. This information will be kept for 21 days before being appropriately destroyed in line with Data Protection requirements 

All customers must maintain social distancing this means:

INSIDE: A maximum group of 4 people inside (from 2 households only)

OUTSIDE: A maximum group of 6 people from any household

All alcohol consumed (inside or outside) MUST be bought from the club. 

Contactless Payments are preferred however facilities to pay by cash will be available.

All Members cards have now been loaded with 2020 Members credits for early payment of subs

Toilets will operate on a 1 in 1 out basis in both Ladies and Gents except where small children can be accompanied by an adult. Hand Sanitiser will be available on entry and again mandatory.


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