Harold Wood Cricket Club News story

We Are Ready To Return - Can You Play?

04 Jul 2020

We Are Ready To Return - Can You Play?

Good afternoon,

Many of you will have seen the news that recreational cricket can return on July 11th. 

ECB statement - https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/1707708/uk-government-gives-green-light-for-recreational-cricket-to-return

We Are Ready


Although we are still awaiting the final ECB advice on returning I want to assure members that Harold Wood CC is ready to start matches.

I was at the club today with a few other volunteers and the covers are ready, the ditch is fenced off, the boundary is marked and most importantly we have strips cut and rolled.

Your Availability


We now want to know when you can play - at the moment we are expecting there to be some form of league cricket resuming on July 18th. 

So next Saturday July 11th we want to host an inter-club match - or two if we can get the availability - this is for all members who can play adult cricket (aged 13 and above).


We will also attempt to organise something similar on Sunday July 12th.

Give us your availability by filling in this simple form - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4xWNYrHxy-QEVbgySQTLkh8GAQl0IYZ4WGDEW7blgN7IADA/viewform

You will then be contacted when match details are finalised.


Match Set-Up

The return of cricket will be different to what we are used to. 

Differences (to start with) will include:

  • No teas
  • No bar
  • No changing rooms

We will give full guidance and information on matches in the coming days.

But please do let us know when you can play - by filling in the form here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4xWNYrHxy-QEVbgySQTLkh8GAQl0IYZ4WGDEW7blgN7IADA/viewform

Future Fixtures


We are currently looking at organising fixtures for all teams at the club, this includes the Academy, Warriors and Ladies 1st XI.


The league set-up will be finalised this week - again I will pass over details when I can.


Net Bookings


With matches now starting to be organised this will have an effect on the nets and the current club booking system. We are finalising changes at the moment and will send out more information in due course.


If anyone has any questions about any of the above please get in touch

Tom Clarke

HWCC Chairman