Northampton Exiles Cricket Club

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Urgent Update for Members

19 Mar 2020

Dear All



You may well have already heard on the news that the ECB has today recommended that all forms of recreational cricket be suspended until further notice (see full ECB release below).


Given recent developments, this does not come as a great surprise. Over the coming days the Management Committee will be considering the enormous ramifications of this recommendation. 

This is obviously an unprecedented situation and it is very hard to predict what will transpire over the coming months.


We are arranging a Management Committee conference call for early next week and will provide a further position update afterwards. 


One of the best things about club cricket is the friendship and bonds it builds amongst members, almost akin to an alternative extended family. 


Stay safe and look out for the welfare of those around you and your fellow Exiles.


Best wishes 


David Taylor 


Update for Clubs and Leagues: COVID-19

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Dear all,


Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.


This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.


Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities - particularly at junior levels.


Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.


It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.


Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues.


We understand that countless hours of work from thousands of volunteers have already gone into getting ready for the 2020 season and we know how disappointing this will be. We are thankful for the huge role that volunteers play in local cricket, to ensure the game remains at the heart of communities.


We know that you and your clubs can play an important role in bringing your community together once we get past this period of time.