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by Ian Mihill Friday 19 June 2020
Well it has been an interesting week at Grantham Cricket Club.
I have also received some ‘ back to cricket ‘ proposals from the Lincs community. I have attached my reply. I think my proposal is completely possible and could be used throughout the entire club community. It is safe and completely within the protocols and provides a structure to play cricket with the least upheaval. Junior mums and dads are desperate for their cricket loving children to be back at Gorse Lane playing cricket as soon as possible. Junior cricket has been wiped out by Covid.
To provide some form of replacement competitive Junior cricket Grantham Cricket Club is pleased to announce it intention, once safe and permitted, to host a three week Junior Cricket festival for age group of u11,u13 and u15. commencing on July 27th. Each week will be for a separate age group with 8 places available for teams. Grantham will be entering one team in each so there will be 7 spaces available. This should provide all teams with at least 3 round robin games and a play off final so four games in all. As soon as we are able to confirm this is definitely possible full details will be announced and clubs should contact me direct at [email protected]. U11 Monday 27th July to Thursday 31st July U13 Monday 3rd August to Thursday 7th August U15 Monday 17th August to Thursday 20th August. Finally we are hoping to arrange a similar event for ladies from 24th to 27th August. Again more details to be announced once we can go ahead. So we have cleaned the pavillion, cracked safe nets, we have sorted safe training in groups of six, we have provided a template for playing half a season and all we need now is some green lights and some sunshine. Hopefully we will have some good news next week. It is increasingly evident that people are just plain fed up with large chunks of life right now. It has never been more important for Cricket to be available to those that love it and to be accessible to those who don’t quite realise it yet. Let’s start living again - safely.
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