Halstead Cricket Club News story

Return To Cricket: 1st/2nd August

25 Jul 2020

Good afternoon all,

Looking out the window at the moment, it seems a bit like the April weather we would expect for our first games of the season.

We have been putting together a fixture list for the rest of August and September, with an eye on ensuring cricket of all standards being provided across the club.

Thank you to those of you that have already filled in their availability, but please see below the list of fixtures currently arranged:

Day Date Opposition Oppostion
Saturday 01-Aug Intra-Club Friendly
Sunday 02-Aug 2s/3s vs Sudbury (A)
Saturday 08-Aug 1s/2s vs Wivenhoe (A) 2s/3s vs Sudbury (H)
Saturday 15-Aug 1s vs Maldon (H)
Sunday 16-Aug Sunday vs Colchester & EE (A)
Saturday 22-Aug 1s vs Wivenhoe (H) 2s vs Wivenhoe (A)
Sunday 23-Aug Sunday vs Wickham (H)
Saturday 29-Aug 1s vs Kelvedon (H)
Saturday 05-Sep 1S FIXTURE TBC 2s vs Maldon (H)
Sunday 06-Sep Sunday vs Gt Totham (H)
Saturday 12-Sep 1S FIXTURE TBC
Sunday 13-Sep FIXTURE(S) TBC
Saturday 19-Sep FIXTURE TBC
Sunday 20-Sep Sunday vs Gt Totham (a)

As you can see, we intend to play an intra-club friendly next Saturday, 1st August at Star Stile. This will allow us to test the additional safety measures at Star Stile and shake off some of the rust. The intention is to play a shorter format game, under the new Covid secure procedures. We ask all players to let either Ed Clark (07771 128118) or Callum Hansey (07538 656486) know of your intention to play the game. We intend to play an 11 vs 11 match, but this will depend on player response.

The game on the Sunday against Sudbury at Friars Street is a 2nd/3rd XI game and the team will be selected accordingly from player availability on the website.

There will be guidelines sent out to the whole club prior to a return, but this will allow us to manage numbers and balance the sides.

Cheers, go well and stay safe,

Cal and Ed