Merstham Cricket Club continues to be guided by the England and
Wales Cricket Board regarding health and safety and the
We have now been told by the ECB that all forms of cricket
activity - from indoor training to matches and social gatherings -
must be suspended. Therefore there will be no further sessions at
St Bede's (adults and junior boys) or the Royal Alexandra and
Albert School (girls). The indoor cricket leagues have also now
Furthermore, the NatWest Cricket Force weekend, when we prepare
both our grounds for the season, is also postponed. We will of
course need to hold such an event to prepare for the season in due
course. In the meantime, please do not use the club's
We would echo the ECB's statement, reflecting the mood set by
Government, to look out for each other, when it says: "Using our
cricket community to support others could be one of the most
important services we can offer during the difficult next few
It also reflects Government sentiments that any decisions about
social activity will be medically-led.
Merstham Cricket Club's committee meeting on Wednesday resolved
to do everything we can to play cricket in some form during the
season. But we cannot currently say when we will be allowed to
resume and what form this week take. It is just too early to tell.
We will continue to follow advice issued from the ECB, Sport
England and the Government and will keep you informed of any
decisions along the way. The committee will meet again in April
when, hopefully, we will have a better picture of how the Covid-19
situation has unfolded and have had decisions from leagues as to
how much cricket is scheduled for this season.
In the meantime, we hope you will stay safe and that you are
able to look after those in your networks and communities who need
support at this difficult time.