Advance Notice of WYCL Club Survey on the possible return of junior cricket

Following the release of ECB's roadmap for the return of recreational cricket, Wiltshire Cricket is working with the Wiltshire Youth Cricket League to ensure readiness for if and when matchplay can return later this summer.

After a meeting between Wiltshire Cricket Limited and the Wiltshire Youth Cricket League today the following statement has been released by the league...

Message from Wiltshire Youth Cricket League

Firstly, we do hope that you are all well.

As you are aware we are currently at step 3 in the ECB roadmap for the return of recreational cricket: ‘small group training sessions of up to six people while respecting social distancing’.

There is as yet no date set for step 4: ‘adapted gameplay’ and we also do not yet know the restrictions that will apply under step 4; these will continue to be led by the Government and in turn the ECB.

However, should the status of Covid-19 continue positively, there is still the possibility of the return of some form of junior cricket later this summer.

In preparation for such a situation, the WYCL will be sending out a short survey to clubs to determine their views and readiness.

The survey will be sent out later this week.

We would appreciate clubs responding promptly to the survey so that we can collate replies by the end of June.

Hopefully, the league should then be in a position to react promptly  to any relaxation in guidelines that results in a date being set for step 4 of the ECB roadmap: ‘adapted gameplay’.