2020 season (including March training cancelled until further notice)
These are clearly extraordinary times.
We recognise that NLCC may not be a priority for members right now. Also that you will be receiving an avalanche of coronavirus-related communications and we do not wish to add to that unduly. At the same time, we are committed to updating members when we can and this is the first of what is intended to be a regular bulletin to keep you informed about the 2020 season.
Your Committee is focused on looking to ensure we offer, when of course we can, as many cricket opportunities (at all levels) as reasonably possible, while respecting the welfare and wellbeing of all concerned. We will continue to monitor the entire situation and take advice and, as mentioned above, update you throughout. All the local cricket clubs are working together on this and ECB and other guidance will be followed. You will appreciate that things are moving fast and outside our control.
In the first instance, please note that all further March training (senior and junior) is cancelled until further notice. We apologise for this, but know that you will understand.
Further bulletins will update on everything very soon, including access to the Club, the status of the Club’s Easter Camp and our Cricketforce weekend, when members assist with preparation of the grounds (an area which will be a priority after the wet weather), which is scheduled for 4 and 5 April. We will need to look at what can be done, how and when and are very aware of possible delays on all fronts. All will continue to be reviewed.
As many will know, much has been happening at the Club since the end of the 2019 season, with new players and coaches arriving and significant investment in our facilities and equipment both on and off the pitch. We continue to look forward to our cricket in 2020 and your Committee is committed to deliver as above and we will make such changes as necessary to accommodate that. At the same time, everyone can probably help in some way in the weeks ahead as we come to terms with the “new normal” – this will need to be a team effort. Thank you in advance for your support and assistance.
Above all, though, NLCC and cricket matters are not the most important thing right now – stay safe and well and help your families and others to do so.
Best wishes and thank you again.