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Net Availability - Book Now!

21 May 2020

Dear LCC members,


It is now possible to book the nets via contacting our head coach Ben Notley-Griffiths on 07500009717 (WhatsApp message or phone call). We must remind all members that you can only do this if you have paid your subscriptions for 2020 due to insurance reasons. The current net availability is for 45 min sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and as-well as weekends in the day.


The following regulations will be in place:


  • In line with current Government guidance, 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. 
  • You can use the nets with members of your household or with one other person from outside your household while keeping two metres apart at all times. You must therefore only use the nets in groups of no more than two people, unless you are using the nets exclusively with members of your household.
  • Social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (unless all participants are members of the same household).
  • Wash hands at home before and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring your own hand sanitiser.
  • Use own equipment. We will not be providing club equipment apart from stumps.
  • No saliva or sweat should come into contact with the ball at any time. 
  • The Clubhouse will be closed. There will be no toilet facilities.
  • Members are using nets at their own risk.
  • Try not to arrive too early, aim to arrive at the start of your slot to help with social distancing. 
  • Bring your own playing/training equipment including balls. 
  • Bring your own filled drinking bottles. 
  • Avoid touching anything as much as possible whilst on club premises
  • Do not overstay your allocated time slot, you should be clear of the area by the time the next users arrive. 
  • Do not stay to socialise
  • As always, the health and safety of participants is paramount - please ensure those using the nets minimise the risk of injury (wear helmets, pads etc). 
  • Report any infection of your household following use of the facility to allow effective contact tracing and to limit the spread of the virus.
  • Strictly NO Studs or Spikes at any time
  • NO food or drink to be taken into the nets
  • No hard ball should be used for U18’s without a certified coach.
  • Cricket Protection Equipment appropriate to age groups be worn at all times
  • Please take your litter home 

The minimum age requirement for using the nets is U10


Best regards


Ben Notley-Griffiths


Mobile: 07500009717