Ongoing suspension of recreational cricket
Following the ECB’s recent announcement that no professional cricket will be played in England & Wales until at least 1st July, it was also confirmed that recreational cricket remains suspended until further notice.
You can read the full statement from the ECB here.
You may also have seen an interview with Dominic Raab on the Andrew Marr show, who said the following when asked if there was any chance of smaller sporting clubs being able to play sport outside this summer: “Very difficult because of the level and scale of interaction.
“I think the professional sport may be different because of the scale of testing that they would be able to introduce.
“We do want to look when it is safe and responsible at ways to allow more outdoors activities to take place, but again we have to have the evidence that it is a sure-footed step that does not allow coronavirus to get a grip back on the country.”
Chairman’s update, April 2020
In case you missed this before, here’s the Chairman’s update from earlier in April.
Batters vs Bowlers Challenge
The senior men have been keeping fit during lockdown with a variety of running, cycling walking and home workouts, and on Saturday, 33 of us took part in a batters vs bowlers running challenge. Each player had to cover as much distance as they could in 30 mins and the team with the highest total distance was the winner.
Teams were as follows:
Collins; Cunningham; F McMillan; White; Lovell; Bancroft; Bartosh-Short; F Geffen; T Geffen; Hosking; Shrives; Hedges; Parker; Osbourne; J Kher; Greaves; Nicholls
Birts; Teale; J Charles; H Charles; Coombs; Pipkin; J McMillan; H McMillan; Appleton; Crouch; Burrowes; C Green; McLean; Henderson; Freeth; T Green;
It was a win this week for the batsmen, with a total distance covered of 102.4km (average 6.02km) by their team of 17 compared to the 16 bowlers’ 93.9km (average 5.87km). Overall it was a brilliant showing by the boys as a whole, with a total average distance covered of 5.95km across both teams!
GCC Women during lockdown
Covid-19 may have delayed the start of the season but it hasn’t dampened team spirits within the GCC women’s camp! The women’s 1st & 2nd XI squads have taken the initiative to occupy themselves with an array of exercises and healthier food choices to work on / strengthen certain aspects of their wellbeing.
Whether it be fitness, coordination, strength or cricketing skills, exercises range from walking, running and cycling to weight training, home workouts and even cricket practice in their back gardens! They have started a Strava group to keep track of those miles and to keep motivation high.
Updated information on Guildford Cricket Week 2020, which runs from Monday July 27 to Friday August 1, is listed below:
Everyone is looking forward to playing cricket as soon as we can.
Wednesday will be the centrepiece of the week – for the first time we are asking past players and their family members to join us, to catch up and discuss the happy memories of yesteryear. The present day players have said they would dearly love to see as many past players as possible, so we really hope as many can make it as possible.
Monday July 27
Surrey Trust League U19 – Guildford v TBC – 2.30pm approx start;
Guildford Ladies v TBC – 6pm approx start. There will be food afterwards (details to follow) and the bar will be open.
Tuesday July 28
Guildford six-a-side – start time 1pm.
Following the great success of two years ago, the six-a-side competition should be a fun day for all if we are blessed by the weather.
Four teams will play in a round-robin event.
Social: The day’s competition will not end there (approx 7pm), teams will then play a dodgeball competition in front of the pavilion. Additional teams can be added.
There will be food available (details to follow) and the bar will be open.
Wednesday July 30
Guildford (1st/2nd XI) v Wanderers, 11.30am start
Additional lunches and teas available on request, Please contact Tim Walter at email@example.com or telephone 07882 054111.
Social: We dearly hope as many members, their guests and past players will come down and enjoy the evening. There will be a barbecue and the bar will be open. Please contact Tim Walter and let him know if you are coming to assist with catering arrangements.
Thursday July 31
Guildford (2nd/3rd team) v Surrey University Old Boys, 11.30am start.
Additional lunches and teas on request, Please contact Tim Walter.
Social: There will be an early evening barbecue and the bar will be open.
Friday August 1
Junior Day – details of the social arrangements to follow.
Don’t forget – you can keep up to date with the club’s activities on a weekly basis through our Pitchero bulletin.
Club Sponsors, 2020