1st games today – restrictions for players and spectators – 11th July

ECB Regulation about playing cricket at Rayleigh Cricket Club

Please see the ECB Guidance about playing cricket at the Club which will apply for the foreseeable future. Please read them carefully and do your very best to comply with them as if we do not follow them you may cause harm to another club member and cricket could be stopped for a long time.

Please note that anyone deliberately ignoring these requirements may be asked to leave the field if the occurrence is whilst playing and the ground if after the game.

Before the game

You should not attend if you think you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

All players to come changed and use own equipment or that of another member of the same household. You will need to bring your own tea and drink for the break between the two innings. You should bring hand sanitizer if you can but the Club has a supply of wipes for everyone who needs them.

If playing on the second or third pitches please park in the Council car park and proceed straight to your own ground. You may wish to bring a folding chair to sit on.

The only toilets which will be open are in the changing rooms of the club pavilion.

If it rains go to one’s own car or put on rainwear.

Regulations when playing the actual game

Social distancing. Players should adhere to UK Government social distancing guidance at all times (including throughout warm-ups) except in the following limited circumstances during competitive play in England only, where 1m+ is permitted: 1) wicket keepers standing up to the stumps and 2) distance between slip fielders. Batters are to run in distinct running lines to ensure they are not within 2m of the bowler or other batter. Lines to be marked on the square on either side of the wicket. See diagram attached.

Social distancing must always be maintained including during post-wicket celebrations, drinks breaks and tactical discussions.

Cricket balls.  No pre-match catching practice.

No sweat or saliva to be applied to the ball at any time.

Minimise sharing the ball during the match by limiting contact as the ball makes its way back to the bowler e.g. ball goes straight from wicketkeeper to bowler instead of around surrounding fielders. A ‘hygiene break’ should take place every six overs or every 20 minutes, whichever is sooner, in which the ball is cleaned with an anti-bacterial wipe (conforming to BS EN 14476) and all participants’ hands are cleaned using a suitable sanitiser. This routine should also be followed at the start of any drinks break or the close of an innings. The responsibility for sanitising the ball during the match will lie with the fielding captain, not the umpire. Umpires should refrain from any contact with the ball, it should be returned to the base of the stumps at breaks and at fall of wickets.

Equipment

Bowlers should not hand any personal items to the umpire. Bowlers should place these items at the boundary themselves.

Batters to sanitise their bat when leaving the field of play and wicket keepers their gloves.

Officials and Spectators

Umpires should be responsible for the stumps closest to them and should be the only person replacing the bails if dislodged.

If two scorers are required, social distancing must be maintained with only one official inside the scorers’ box and no players to be allowed in the scorers’ box. The scorers’ box should be well ventilated. Communal scorebooks passed from one player to another should be avoided. Separate pages will be supplied for the games on pitches 2 and 3.

Spectators should remain socially distanced at all times and refrain from all contact with the ball e.g. returning it to the field of play. Spectator groups must be restricted to discrete six person gathering limits and spread out, in line with wider UK Government guidance.

After the game

The bar will be open after the match ends but drinks will be served outside the pavilion and drunk on the field with proper social distancing. Please do not congregate in groups of more than 6 and the overall group should not exceed 30. If this happens players for pitch 1 should congregate in front of the pavilion, pitch 2 to the west (Wickford end) and pitch 3 to the East by the net.

 
Richard Verrinder
Secretary, RCC
on behalf of the management committee

Good news – cricket is back from 11th July

As you will see from the email below we have finally been given the green light to start playing recreational cricket again from Saturday 11th July.
 
The first thing that we need to do is to find out how many of you are interested in playing from that date so that fixtures can be arranged.
 
If you do want to play then send an email to secretary@rayleighcricketclub.org.uk.
 
Preference will be given to those who have already paid their membership subscriptions (either as a one off payment or via standing order) and match fees will be charged at their usual rate (£10 adults, £5 colts). Those who have not paid must also pay a minimum of £20 towards their annual subs before playing on 11th July. The number of games played during the season will dictate the amount of the subs for the year (up to £50).
 
At the present time the Covid-19 requirements have not been finalised but you should come to the game changed and ready to play, with your own tea and drink and be aware that the changing rooms will not be open for use. However, the toilets will be available in the clubhouse. Once final guidance is available from the ECB we will issue further information.
 
Drinks will be available from the bar after home games but they will need to be drunk outside the pavilion with proper social distancing as will be happening tomorrow.

 
 
Richard Verrinder
Secretary, RCC
on behalf of the management committee

Sad news

It is with considerable sadness I have to inform you that Ken and Joan Merchant, the father and mother of Sue Walker and Mark Merchant and grandfather and grandmother of Matthew and Daniel, passed away in Southend Hospital last Thursday.

Ken was a benefactor to the Club in the 1990’s and took a great interest in the Club particularly because Mark was a stalwart of the 1st XI at that time and of course Bradley and Matthew have been playing at the Club and doing a massive amount of work of all types there for many years and Sue as you will know has provided teas at the Club for almost all of that time.

Our heartfelt condolences go to Sue, Mark and their families at this very difficult time for them. Sadly, attendance at the funeral will not be possible due to the ongoing Government guidelines.

Brian Dawbarn

Letter from the Committee – 26th March 2020

To: All members, players, parents, carers

We are all living through unprecedented and uncertain times and that is also true as far as cricket is concerned at the Club.  The Club Management Committee have been reviewing the situation and this message is sent to you to let you know what may or may not happen at the Club this year.

You will be aware that all nets and coaching have been cancelled at Fitzwimarc School for the rest of the year up to Easter.   All friendly games in April prior to the League season have been cancelled and the probability is that many League games will have to be cancelled too with a distinct possibility there may be no League games at all this season.

The pavilion is closed for all activities until further notice.

As regards the financial situation it will be a difficult year for the Club with potentially heavily reduced income but we have been able to negotiate reductions in quite a number of the larger areas of cost and are taking measures to reduce costs in other areas.

The Club should remain financially solvent and we thank those of you who have paid your subscriptions already and those of you who are paying by standing order.   To those of you who are paying in this way we would ask that you continue to do so if you can afford to, but if you need or wish to stop these payments temporarily please advise Richard Verrinder.   In addition, if you have lost your job you may wish for any payments made to date to be repaid so please advise Richard of this as well.    These requests will be treated in confidence.

With regard to the amounts of membership subscription payable for the season the Club Management Committee will decide how much should be paid when it is known how many games, if any, have been played in the season.   In the event of the season being a total washout, the expectancy will be that the subscription will be repayable less a token membership fee of say £10 or £20. Alternatively, the balance could be carried forward in respect of the 2021 subscription at the member’s choice.

The Club Management Committee is also very grateful to those members who have offered to make additional financial donations to the club – they are very much appreciated.  However, we are not sure they will be necessary at the present time but will advise those of you who have contacted us about this when we know more about our financial situation.  

Please note if there is any indication that playing cricket can be resumed we will be in touch about what is going to happen as soon as practical afterwards.

Finally, we would like to give our best wishes to all of our members and their families and that they will keep safe and be well throughout this difficult time.

Richard Verrinder

On behalf of the Club Management Committee

Coronavirus – Covid:19 – Updated 17March20

To: All members, players, parents, carers
 

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night regarding various precautions to deal with the Coronavirus (Covid:19) outbreak we will be ceasing all coaching and nets with immediate effect.

 
We will, of course, keep you informed of developments and any changes which affect Rayleigh CC via emails, the website and facebook as soon we know them.
 
In the meantime please keep yourselves safe by following the latest Government advice, NHS website and the news bulletins.
on behalf of the RCC committee

February 2020: Colts Nets – Change of session times

COLTS WINTER NETS – CHANGE IN SESSION TIMES

Dear parents – it’s been great to see so many children back at cricket for winter nets, many familiar faces and a lot of new ones too.

We are currently running 3 sessions each week across age groups u11, u13 & u15.  In order to get more structured sessions in place, we are looking at changing sessions – see below. Over the past week we have canvassed many of the parents and the consensus is that the proposed new timings will still allow for high level of attendance for each age group. U9 sessions remain unchanged.

 

New session

Old session

u11

Monday, 18:30-19:30

Wednesday, 19:00-20:00

u13

Wednesday, 19:00-20:00

Wednesday, 20:00-21:00

u15

Wednesday, 20:00-21:00

Monday, 18:30-19:30

These changes are with immediate effect, so for example, from Monday 17Feb, the U11 group will train at 6.30pm on Monday’s. All winter net sessions will continue to be held in the Sports Hall at Fitzwimarc School; FYI, we continue training through February half-term. 

If you have any questions in regard these changes please contact Tom Osbourn (j6tco@sky.com)

15th Feb – Access to Fitzwimarc School

From this Saturday (15th Feb) the entrance to Fitzwimarc School is being moved to the back of the school in Helena Road and the car parks at the front and side of the school will no longer be in use. 
 
A postcode in Helena Road is SS6 8LL although where exactly the entrance is in that road is unknown. At least with sat nav you’ll be in the right road!
 
For those of you who don’t use a sat nav here are some possible routes for you.
 
From Eastwood and Southend coming along Eastwood Road turn right into the Chase, follow to the end and turn left into Bull Lane, turn right into Louise Road and at the T-junction go right and immediately left into the new entrance and the new car park is in front of you.
 
From Hockley turn left at the mini roundabout before Fitzwimarc into Victoria Road and third on the right is Helena Road. Proceed along here for about 300 metres and the new entrance is on the right just before Louise Road on the left.
 
From Hullbridge and Wickford come along Eastwood Rood past the school on the right and at the mini roundabout turn right into Victoria Road then third on the right is Helena Road. Proceed along here for about 300 metres and the new entrance is on the right just before Louise Road on the left.
 
From Hadleigh and Canvey you can go along East wood Road as above or avoiding the town turn right into Glasseys Lane about 100 metres after the Weir roundabout, left into Weir Gardens, right into Roach avenue, left at the T junction at the end into Dawes Heath Road, right into Eastwood Road, 3rd left into Trinity Road, 3rd left into Jubilee Road, right into Bull Lane then left into Louise Road and at the T-junction go right and immediately left into the new entrance and the new car park is in front of you. It will be quicker at busy times I promise you providing you don’t get lost!!
 
Hope to see you there!!
 
All the best
 
Brian.

February 2020: Nets start Saturday ….

Indoor nets & coaching will start in the Sports Hall at Fitzwimarc School on Saturday 1st February 2020 and will continue until Easter (including half-term)

Colts coaching start this weekend

1 February to 8 April, inclusive.  All at Fitz:

U9 – Saturday, 11:30-12:30

U11 – Wednesday, 19:00-20:00  

U13 – Wednesday, 20:00-21:00

U15 – Monday, 18:30-19:30

Saturdays – 1 February to 4 April

10:30 to 11:30 – Adult nets

11:30 to 12:30 – Coaching for Under 9s plus under 11s who can’t attend on a Wednesday

Mondays – 3 February to 6 April

18:30 to 19:30 – Coaching for Under 15s

19:30 to 20:30 – Adult nets  – Women & Girls and 3rd to 7th XI players

20:30 to 21:30 – Adult nets 1st & 2nd XI players

Wednesdays – 5 February to 8 April

19:00 to 20:00 – Coaching for Under 11s

20:00 to 21:00 – Coaching for Under 13s

Any adults or colts of 15 and over who can’t attend the session allocated above should contact Brian Dawbarn (brian.dawbarn456@btinternet.com) to discuss possible alternative arrangements.

Any boys or girls aged under 15 who can’t attend the session allocated above should contact Tom Osbourn  (j6tco@sky.com) to discuss possible alternative arrangements.

Net fees £2 per hour session

AGM 2019 – elected

AGM

These members were elected as officers and team captains for the 2020 season

Post

Name

Officers

 

President

Brad Walker

Chairman

Brian Dawbarn

Treasurer

Lorraine Frost

Secretary

Richard Verrinder

Fixtures Secretary

Matt Walker

Social Secretary

Sam Law

Bar manager

Lorraine Frost

Grounds Manager

Matt & Brad Walker

 Colts Coaching Co-ordinator

Tom Osbourn 

Captains

 

1st team

Andy Impey

2nd team

Richard Nolde

3rd team

Matt Walker

4th team

Brad Walker

5th team

Sam Levett

6th team

Richard Verrinder

7th team

Brian Dawbarn

Women & Girls

Lorraine Frost

Sunday

Chris Frost

Midweek

Matt Walker