COVID-19 Update – Training

18th June 2020

Cowdrey CC is pleased to announce that training has recommenced, subject to strict social distancing guidelines as directed by the club.

Training will be on Thursday nights at Swanmead, 6.15pm to dusk, from 18th June 2020 until further notice.

In order to ensure a safe environment, it is necessary for participants to inform the club in advance that they wish to attend. This can be done by contacting Glen Warner, Club Captain, Jack Mutch, 2nd XI Vice Captain and sprint coach, or Gary Marshall, Director of Cricket.

It is also imperative that participants stick to the agreed times and do not arrive or leave late or early, in order to allow for effective organisation and ensure safety when taking out and putting away equipment.

Guidelines MUST be adhered to at all times. These include remaining in groups of no more than 6, staying 2 metres apart at all times, using your own ball and equipment, using hand sanitiser regularly (this can be purchased cheaply at the supermarket next to the ground) and refraining from shaking hands or hi-fiving.

For full guidelines, please see the update below from 18th May 2020 – except for the references to group sizes, and the following:

“Wickets/squares are unavailable for use until further notice.”
“Only one-to-one coaching is permitted.”

These statements no longer apply, however the remaining guidelines must be strictly observed.

You may also be asked to take further steps to prevent transmission, which must be complied with in order to train.

You MUST NOT attend training or visit the ground if you have a persistent cough, fever or loss of taste/sense of smell.

Instead, self-isolate at home for at least seven days from the first day that symptoms appear, and check the NHS website for advice. You can book a test here, provided you do so within 5 days of having symptoms.

Cowdrey wishes all its members and supporters well, and would like to thank the NHS and key workers for their amazing efforts at this time – in particular we would like to thank club members Phil Sullivan and Gary Dawson, working on the frontline as paramedics.

COVID-19 Update – Nets Open Now

18th May 2020

We are pleased to advise that our outdoor net facilities at Swanmead are open for bookings through our Director of Cricket Gary Marshall. This is following much discussion by the committee regarding the welfare & safety of participants.

Use of the facilities is strictly subject to the conditions outlined below, and any abuse will result in the nets being made unavailable for all.

Cowdrey CC Use of facilities – starting Mon 18 May 2020

Rules for Facility Use During the Covid 19 Pandemic

These rules are subject to change at any time, without prior notice, in line with advice from the government, the ECB or any other relevant body.

Mon-Fri: 10am-8:30pm (last booking 8pm)
Sat: 10am-5pm (last booking 4pm)
Sun: 10am-5pm (last booking 4pm)

The outdoor areas of the Cricket Club will reopen to any fully paid members from the 2019 season, (members who have yet to do so are encouraged to pay the £40 membership donation for the 2020 season before using the CCC facilities).

All participants must follow the strict conditions in line with the ECB criteria:

Members may only train with other members of their household or one other person.

You must only exercise in groups of no more than two people, unless you are exercising exclusively with members of your household.

If you are training with someone from outside of your household, 2 metres must be maintained between you at all times.

One net only will be for use by advance booking only in 50 min blocks, with the middle net unavailable for use. 10 Minutes changeover at the end of bookings should be strictly observed.


There will be no club equipment available. Members must bring their own ball and not share equipment with anyone outside of their household.

If you are symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or if you are classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, you should remain at home and follow Government guidance. If you have trained at the nets and become symptomatic within 7 days, you must immediately inform anyone who was training at the same time.

Booking to be made via our Director of Cricket, Gary Marshall (Email) (Tel: 01732 356403) (Mob: 07913 409068)

We cannot stress how important it is to adhere to these rules at all times. We reserve the right to restrict future access to any members not adhering to the rules.

Members should also be aware that:

If open, toilet facilities may be used, but anyone entering the building must wash their hands for 20 seconds in accordance with government guidelines.
Wickets/squares are unavailable for use until further notice.
Only one-to-one coaching is permitted.
Please bring your own first aid kit, if needed, and your own disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. Please sanitize any equipment you have touched at the end of your session.

There are WHO free training courses available on line concerned with various aspects of Covid 19, including hand hygiene and PPE. Members and coaches are encouraged to participate using the link below.

Novel Coronavirus – Online Training

If you have any questions or comments, please contact any member of the CCC Committee. Contact details for the Committee can be found here.

In order to make a booking, contact Gary Marshall on 01732 356403, 07913 409068 or via email. By making a booking or using the net facilities, you agree to these terms.

Updated 18th May 2020

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