Hi everyone,

Firstly I hope that you and your families remain safe and well as we start to see the lockdown ease and another phase of the ‘new normal’ begin . When I last updated you earlier in the month we had just had the great news we had all been waiting for with the Government and the ECB announcing that recreational cricket could restart from 11th July with adjustments to respect both hygiene and social distancing.

As you can imagine your committee didn’t waste any time in understanding and implementing the raft of guidelines and procedures imposed to enable both ‘adapted play’ and for the bar to open. To give you a sense of some of what was involved there were multiple Risk Assessments, the creation and erection of signage, an enhanced cleaning regime and the creation of sanitisation facilities plus a track and trace log for both players, officials and those spectating. So when at Willis Lane please do ensure you follow the clear guidance and social distancing requirements which are a necessity in order for us to both play cricket and keep the bar open. We have had to make some difficult decisions and compromises on some of the facilities we can and can’t offer at present (e.g. drinking inside the pavilion and use of changing facilities) driven by adherence to Health & Safety Law (Covid guidance) and I would ask for your understanding on this. Clearly we hope this won’t be forever and I will update you as things like this change.

Having set ourselves up for ‘adapted play’ Rick and Jake wasted no time in mobilising the players with our first games, involving all 3 Senior Teams, across the weekend of the 11th July. Yeovil CC were our guests and it was not only great to see a very competitive local derby played out but also the crowds of spectators who came out to watch in the lovely weather. The same can also be said of the following weekend which saw 3 competitive games against Ilminster CC, Sherborne CC and Cattistock CC. Likewise our Youth teams lead by Will Frost and Mark Payne started their games too over the last couple of weeks along with their Friday night Youth Training. It’s certainly been worth the work and the wait with so many players wanting to get their whites on and get out and play on what, thanks to Tom and John, is a fantastic playing service.

Away from Willis Lane here is an update on a few of the discussion points this month that I’d like to share to keep you all informed:-

1) Membership subscriptions – thanks again to those that have already paid. I’d again particularly like to acknowledge and thank the large number of VPs and Sponsors. Your support is greatly appreciated and has helped keep the Club going over this difficult period. For those yet to pay, a membership form and ways to pay can be found on our website.

2) Outdoor ‘all weather’ net facilities – with planning agreed and a sub committee set up we have agreed on a potential supplier/installer and are working through the final few details on funding before confirming a start date which we hope will mean it see’s some use maybe at the very back end of our extended season. A copy of the plan can be found on our website.

3) Pavilion & Grounds – the TLC on our lovely Pavilion continues and our thanks this month goes out to PH Hardwill for the work they have undertaken to replace all the broken roof tiles – it is greatly appreciated.
There are always lots of jobs that need doing at the ground to keep it looking as it does so if you have a few spare hours and want to get involved please lets us know.

4) Club Welfare Officer – I am pleased to announce that Mandy Downing has joined the committee as our Club Welfare Officer. Thank you Mandy for supporting the Club with this very important role.

5) Bar Team – it’s been great to see so many club members and parents step up to support the running of our bar for a few hours in their spare time. The income generated from the bar is extremely important to help maintain the standard of our facilities so your time here is very much appreciated. If anyone else would like to get involved then again please ask and we’ll arrange an induction session to get you up and running.

Anyway I hope you’ve found the update useful and let’s keep our fingers crossed we continue to get good weather so we can all enjoy the remainder of the season as it is.

Thanks and stay safe.

Jules

Jullian Marshall-James
NPCC - Chairman

Upcoming cricket this weekend

Why not watch some cricket this weekend with combination teams playing. Weather permitting.

And the bar is open Emoji

Socially distant fines and possible BBQ after the games under the marquees

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Latest proposed fixtures for August and September

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8 Ilminster 1st (Away)

Long Sutton 1st (Home)

Lydford Sports 2nds (Away)

9 NVC (likely away)

U15 Taunton Sapphires (HOME 9-30 start)

15 TSA 2nds (Home)

Castle Cary 1st (Away)

Kilmington & Stourton 3rds (Merriott)

16 NVC (likely away)

Mendip (40 overs 1pm HOME) 2nd/3rd team standards

22 Bridgwater 2nds (Away).

Ilminster 2nds (Home)

Sparkford 2nds (Away)

23 NVC (Likely Home).

MWLBroadwindsor (2pm AWAY 40 over)

29 Shapwick & Polden (Away).

Butleigh 1st (Home).

Wincanton 1st (Merriott)

30 NVC QTR Finals. (Likely Home)

Hook/Powerstock Hire (to confirm plus fee)

 SEPTEMBER  

5 Staplegrove 1st (Away)

Kilmington & Stourton 1st (Home)

Castle Cary 2nds (Away)

6 NVC Semi Finals (Likely home)

U15 Taunton Deane (AWAY)

12 13 NVC Final
19 20 Dorset U18 vs Somerset U18s ALL DAY

Following the recently updated Government and ECB advice about use of outdoor practise facilities as of Tuesday 9th June NPCC members will be to take part in both expanded net sessions and limited training or fitness sessions in groups of no more than six. Willis Lane will be continue to be available for these member sessions, which will need to booked, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4.30pm and 8.30pm. Outside of these days and times all outdoor practise facilities remain closed.

Below are the strict set of guidelines which must be adhered to, please read in full. Failure to follow these strict guidelines agreed by the ECB and the Government, plus the protocols put in place to support them by NPCC will result in opportunity to use the nets and take part in training or fitness sessions being withdrawn until further notice. Two nets and two training/fitness areas will be made available.

1. You must book a time slot at least 1 day before providing names and contact details of those members taking part wit. You will not be able to simply turn up as these session need to be recorded and managed within the ECB guidelines.
2. To book a slot please text or WhatsApp Rick on 07989 852798. Rick will then respond confirming your booking with a copy of the ECB guidelines as a reminder for your session and to check/confirm that no Covid-19 symptoms are evident.
3. You can undertake small group cricket activity, training or fitness in groups of no more than six (6) but must maintain social distancing at all times (2m apart) and use your own equipment.
4. You can net with a maximum of 5 other members (total 6 per net) from outside your household as long as you maintain and follow social distancing rules remaining 2m apart at all times.
5. You must use your own equipment including your own ball. Do not share. NPCC will not be providing any equipment as this would need to be sanitised after each individual session.
6. The Pavilion will not be opened but toilet facilities are available to enable you to wash your hands after each session along.
7. Initially net slots will be 50 minutes in length which allows a 10 minute break between sessions for the net to be sanitised by the users before the next session starts. Specifically users need to ensure they have sanitised any points of transmission, so contact points, like stumps for example. It does not mean the whole net area.
8. The gate to the club will be unlocked at 4-15pm and locked shortly after the last session.
9. A club official will be present to ensure adherence to the ECB guidelines.

For more details, please check information page

Please understand that this is the only way we can continue to safely provide some form of cricket at this present time. Thanks.

Jules

Jullian Marshall-James
NPCC - Chairman

Statement regarding the use of cricket nets

As of Tuesday 26th May the cricket nets at Willis Lane will be available for use by members of NPCC on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4.30pm and 8.30pm. This availability may extend depending on popularity.

Below are the set of guidelines which must be adhered to, please read in full. Failure to follow these strict guidelines agreed by the ECB and the Government, plus the protocols put in place to support them by NPCC will result in opportunity to use the nets being withdrawn until further notice.

  1. You must book a time slot at least 1 day before. You will not be able to simply turn up as these session need to be recorded and managed within the ECB guidelines.

  2. To book a slot please text or WhatsApp Rick on 07989 852798. Rick will then respond confirming your booking with a copy of the ECB guidelines as a reminder for your session and to check/confirm that no Covid-19 symptoms are evident.

  3. You can net with a maximum 1 person from outside your household as long as you maintain and follow social distancing rules remaining 2m apart at all times.

  4. You can net in a group larger than 2 if every person is from your household. One person from outside your household cannot join this session

  5. You must use your own equipment including your own ball. Do not share. NPCC will not be providing any equipment as this would need to be sanitised after each individual session.

  6. The Pavilion will not be opened but toilet facilities are available to enable you to wash your hands after each session along.

  7. Initially slots will be 60 minutes in length which allows for the net to be sanitised by the users before the next session starts (wipes will be provided for use). Specifically users need to ensure they have sanitised any points of transmission, so contact points, like stumps for example. It does not mean the whole net area.

  8. The gate to the club will be unlocked at 4-15pm and locked shortly after the last session.

  9. Outside of these agreed times the nets should not be used and a ‘net closed sign’ will posted at the ground to highlight this to members.

Please understand that this is the only way we can safely provide some form of cricket at this present time.

For more information, check on the information page

Thanks

Jules

Jullian Marshall-James

NPCC - Chairman

NPCC training sessions postponement

In line with the Government announcement asking everyone to limit unnecessary social contact it has been decided that we will be postponing all training sessions at Perrott Hill school until further notice and for the foreseeable future

100 Club Results

The June draw took place and as follows. It was Marks birthday as well

June    
£50 Mark Oppe 43
£25 Alan White 49
£10 Chris Ellis 17

Congratulations to all the winners and the disinfected cheques are in the post.
Hopefully some of the restrictions will be eased soon and we can get back to some form of normality (Socialising at Willis Lane)
Stay safe and happy social distancing.
Phil and Belinda Munden

May

  • £50 John Haines
  • £25 Geoff Restorick
  • £10 Neil Robinson

Previous winners

The monthly results will be published here and on the Spond members app. There will also be printed copies on both club notice boards.

There will be a campaign to attract new members.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Phil Munden for further details 07890 846166.

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100 Club winners

April

  • £50 Don Bird
  • £25 Wendy Ireland
  • £10 Phil Munden

March

  • £50 George Retter
  • £25 Mat Turner
  • £10 Will Frost

February

  • £50 Mark Downing
  • £25 Kevin White
  • £10 Brian Dening

January

  • £50 Darren Taylor
  • £25 George Johnson
  • £10 Cecelia Szczepanski

December

  • £50 Lorraine Szczepanski
  • £25 Mike Fagg
  • £10 Baz Retter