News

Dear members, 
 
We hope you are all doing well. We have some good news to share with you! The bar is reopening this Saturday from 4pm onwards. 
 
To comply with guidance including 2 metres + social distancing, we will only be able to use the outside area for members and their family and guests. Only those serving drinks will be allowed inside the main part of the clubhouse. The WC's behind the changing rooms will be open and signage will be in operation on routes to use these facilities.  
 
Please enter the ground via the gate to the right of the clubhouse and exit via the gate between the changing rooms and equipment shed. Drinks ordering will be taken on the patio and delivered on the patio for collection. Please note, payment will be by card only, no cash. 
 
Hand sanitisers will be available for use and surfaces and other items in use will be regularly cleaned.
 
Please come along in groups of up to 6. As part of our compliance, we are required to keep a record of all those in attendance on every occasion for 21 days to assist NHS test and trace should it be required. We will therefore have a sign in book to keep a log of those in attendance.  
 
We will also be opening the bar on the following days and times:
 
Mondays - 5.30pm to 8pm for colts parents 
Tuesdays - 6pm to 9.30pm 
Wednesdays - 5.30pm to 8pm for colts parents  
Thursdays - 6pm to 9pm 
Fridays - 5.30pm to 9.30pm 
Saturdays - 4pm onwards 
Sundays - 12pm to 2.30pm and 5.00pm to 7.30pm 
 
A Reminder on Covid Advice:
 
It is important to remember that the following advice still applies:
  • Anyone feeling unwell should stay at home.
  • Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and self-isolate in accordance with the UK Government guidance.
  • All members of the same household must do the same even if they do not display symptoms.
  • Anyone who has been told to self-isolate through the NHS test and trace system should follow the guidance they have been given
  • As usual the latest UK government advice can be found here
 

Work Sundays on Sunday 28 June and Sunday 5th July

We still have some jobs that need to be done in order to get the club and the ground ready for cricket this season. We are running two Work Sundays from 10.00-1.00 and we are looking for some volunteers to carry out a few jobs, mainly painting jobs.

Surrey Championship – return to cricket

The Surrey Championship League have asked clubs to get ready to play league cricket from Saturday 25 July and have published some Q&As should we receive the go ahead to start playing from the Government and the ECB.  

When cricket gets underway, we will be looking to organise some friendly games in addition to league matches, where possible, so everyone can enjoy a game of cricket. We will continue to update you regularly via newsletter, social media, and your captains.

250 Club – first draw this Sunday

The first 250 Club draw takes place this Sunday which means this is your last chance to buy some numbers. You have to be in it to win it! It could be you! Details of how to join can be found on the website

Bar open from Saturday 4th July

We will be opening the club bar from Saturday 4th July in line with Government guidance. Further details of opening times will be available soon.

As you know, we are returning to scheduled training this week, however, many questions have been raised as to when we may be able to start playing again and what the ECB's plan is to return to cricket. They try to answer those in the following FAQs document.

The next two weeks’ worth of net times have now been released.

There are limited times available as both the juniors and seniors have organised scheduled sessions booked in throughout the week. 

Senior sessions have to be carefully managed in line with ECB guidelines and are, therefore, invite only. We will be contacting those who have paid this season’s membership fee to invite them to a net session. If there are any reasons you cannot pay this year please contact our Membership Secretary, Tom Bartosak Harlow. If you have not been contacted and want to net then please speak to your captain as soon as you can. Please do not turn up to a session you have not been invited to. 

You are very welcome to book a session independent of the club sessions. If you do book a session and are unable to make it please cancel it. We wish to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy a net session.

Please find all of the current guidelines and the link to the booking form below.

 

UPDATED 12 JUNE 2020

The nets at our Brewery Road ground are now open for booking.

It is important everyone reads the attached guidelines the ECB have announced before booking their net session.

What this note intends to do is inform you all about how the net facilities can be used by our members as we are required by the guidelines to introduce a booking system to stop any potential over-crowding and breaches of the social distancing requirements. 

The clubhouse will remain closed for the time-being but the nets will be open subject to the guidelines and rules below. To gain access you must use the gate at the front of the clubhouse and not climb over the gate on the far side. The front gate has a combination lock on it. When you book a session you will be sent the code.

 


AVAILABILITY

The nets & the grounds will only be accessible and available to use for WHCC members. Members of the public are not allowed within the ground and notices to this effect will be displayed at entrances.

If you have kindly paid your 2020 membership already then please see below the method with which to book the nets.


MEMBERSHIP 2020

Membership for all juniors and seniors have been reduced this season so if you haven’t yet paid your membership, then please do so as previously communicated. 

We are conscious that CV19 may well have impacted some of our members so please do get in touch if you wish to discuss any circumstances which are stopping you from becoming a member in 2020.

Seniors: Tom Harlow  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Juniors: Paul Manly  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


BOOKING SYSTEM

Please click on the following link to access the booking calendar. The nets will be available to use from 9.00am to 7.00 pm (ending at 7.45 pm) on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and 1.00pm to 7.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday. Slots of 45 minutes will be available, giving a gap of 15 minutes in-between each booking. Please note that there is a Net A and a Net B that you can book. Click on the drowp down menu.

Please use common sense, consideration and respect when booking the nets as well as during your time within them. We want to make sure as many members get the opportunity fof some much needed exercise and enjoyment.

Please do not try to book multiple sessions per day. 

Please add your membership category in the Description Field of the booking form ie senior\Under 11 colt.  

All members under the age of 16 will need to be supervised by an adult.

Please have your booking confirmation to hand during your time at the ground. There will be a membership sign in sheet by the nets, please bring your own pen to avoid sharing. 

The nets must not be used without a confirmed booking.  


GUIDELINES FOR USE

Following ECB guidelines (attached), only two nets of our net facility will be available for members use. The other lanes have been taped off.

Entrance to the ground must be through the front gate to the side of the clubhouse front door. 

Arrive 5 mins before and leave within 5 mins of your session finishing unless you have more than one booking following another.

Covid 19 Compliance:

  • Strict social distancing at all times
  • A group of a maximum of six people with strict 2m distance as a minimum at all times.
  • Two lanes only will be in use
  • The two other lanes must not be used at any time
  • All members under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult
  • Hand Sanitiser will be attached to the nets for use before and after (please consider bringing your own too)
  • There should be no sharing of balls/equipment or use of saliva or sweat to shine the ball

Once again, please do read the attached guidelines before coming down and using the facilities and thank you to you all for the support of the club in such a difficult time. 

We can only keep the nets open by working together and sticking to the ECB rules otherwise we will have to revert to a full closure.

Thank you,

Keith Goodwin

Chairman

 

Any contributions you can make will help the club ensure its financial position is a secure as possible and is there for us all to enjoy as soon as we can. 

 

There are a number of ways you can contribute: 

 

1. Pay a reduced 2020 sub of £50 (for those who would pay a student or unemployed membership subs for 2020 have been reduced to £20 - this can be paid in instalments - please speak to Tom Harlow on the email adddress below).

 

2. Join our 250 Club where one number is £12, 5 numbers is £50 and 11 numbers is £100.

 

If you want to join please let me know and further details are attached keithcgoodwin@gmail.com 

 

3. Any donations to the club outside of your membership fee or 250 Club would this year be especially welcome. 

 

Thank you.

 

The easiest way to pay your membership or provide any donations is to transfer directly to the Club's bank account.

 

Please use your name as a reference and 'subs' or 'donation' 

 

I know that the current situation is difficult for everyone but for those who are in a position to do so, please do consider leaving the club your full sub level for 2020 which will greatly aid the club's cashflow (£120 for a full adult membership). Thank you to those members who have already done so.

 

If anyone has any questions please contact senior membership secretary Tom Bartosak-Harlow (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Keith Goodwin

 

Chairman - May 2020

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