Nets & Training

In accordance with the current ECB guidelines, Marlow Cricket Club members will be allowed to use the artificial net facilities.

The artificial nets can be booked for 90 minutes by individual groups of up to 6 people – they can be booked 7 days a week when available. The grass nets will be available each Tuesday evening at 6 pm for 2 hours, you no longer need to book in.

You will be able to book the nets at the bottom of the page but please make yourself aware of the following details before booking and using the facilities. Failure to follow our guidelines could result in the nets no longer being available to use and/or the virus being passed on to club members.

Risk Assessment – We have undertaken a risk assessment please read the document here. View Risk Assessment

Guidelines

In line with Government advice, if you are symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID 19 infection or classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, please remain at home and follow Government guidance.

If you believe that you are starting to display symptoms whilst practising. Please stop immediately, and sanitise as below. Please make Stuart Peacock aware asap on your return home.

Cricket – Artificial Nets

  • NO BOOTS IN THE ARTIFICIAL NETS
  • If you are practising with other people outside of your household please socially distance, keeping at least 2 metres apart at all times.
  • Sessions will last one and a half and start at 9 o’clock in the morning and last until 20:30.
  • There will be a 30-minute gap between each session.
  • Please do not arrive more than a few minutes before your booking time.
  • You can book the nets below.
  • Please book your sessions starting on an odd hour so we can maximise sessions 9 a.m 11 a.m, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (our booking software lets you start your booking on any hour). This leaves half an hour in between each session.
  • Last-minute bookings are not permitted – you will need to book at least 2 hours before the session.
  • If you can’t make your booking you can cancel via the confirmation email or the calendar invite.
  • Be mindful and wary of other visitors and other users of the site and socially distance at all times.
  • It is advised that you do not share kit.
  • If you are practising with someone outside of your household then you must use different cricket balls when bowling to each other.
  • Whilst you can book for 6 people please ensure no more than 4 people are in the net at any one time (i.e one batsmen and three bowlers).
  • When batting, you should kick balls back to the bowler or carefully knock them back with the bat rather than picking them up and throwing them. NB Be careful of net surface, as we don’t want scuff marks.
  • You should not put sweat or saliva on cricket balls.

    Cricket – Adult Training

  • On Tuesday evenings at 6 pm the artificial nets and two nets on the square will be available for seniors.
  • You must not arrive more than a few minutes before the start of the session
  • The sessions will last 2 hours
  • You must leave the sports club shortly after the sessions are complete
  • Be mindful and wary of other visitors and other users of the site and socially distance at all times.
  • It is advised that you do not share kit.
  • If you are practising with someone outside of your household then you must use different cricket balls when bowling to each other.
  • When batting, you should kick balls back to the bowler or carefully knock them back with the bat rather than picking them up and throwing them. NB Be careful of net surface, as we don’t want scuff marks.
  • You should not put sweat or saliva on cricket balls.

    Sports Club

  • You will not be allowed to use the pavilion, so please use the toilet at home before leaving and also wash your hands thoroughly as per COVID-19 government advice. Please bring your own hand sanitiser where possible.
  • Please do not use the pavilion outside tap.
  • There is no access to a first aid kit so we advise that you bring your own.
  • You may only use the nets and the area close to the nets, so the rest of the site is out of bounds. This includes the Groundsman’s huts and area and Junior’s kit shed.
  • Any rubbish brought on site must be taken off-site. This includes drink bottles and food wrappers and wipes.
  • There must be no spectators.
  • When your session ends please sanitise as below and leave the site immediately. Do not hang around to socialise with the people in the next session.

Entry/Exit and sanitisation process

  1. Pick up one of the keys to the nets(Stuart Peacock, Greg Searle, Angus Barry, Julien Bussell, Peter Dickenson are keyholders) – Socially distance when you do.
  2. Entry to Marlow Sports Club will be via the Groundman’s gate.
  3. Do not climb over the gate or the fence. (There is now special anti-climb paint on these following an attempted break-in of the sheds.)
  4. Please park safely in the lane. Cars are not allowed on site.
  5. Unlock the padlock with the combination provided to you, enter the MSC site and then lock the gate behind you.
  6. Make your way to the nets and open up the nets using the key you have.
  7. Use your hand sanitiser or the hand sanitiser provided.
  8. Clean your footwear on the brushes in the nets.
  9. Enjoy your net practice!
  10. When your session has finished please use the sanitiser spray on the stumps and come out of the nets.
  11. Lock the nets and use the sanitiser spray on the padlock and handle to the door of the nets.
    1. If you are using the grass nets please ensure you sanitise with the spray and or wipes after use.
  12. Make sure you remove any rubbish from the site.
  13. Take a wipe from the wipes pack provided.
  14. Unlock the padlock and leave through the groundsman’s gate.
  15. Relock the padlock and wipe it and the handle down with the wipe you have taken from the wipes pack.
  16. Take the wipe home with you and dispose of it!
  17. Return the key to the keyholder if applicable.-
  18. If sanitiser is running low, please make Stuart Peacock aware.

We are under an obligation to abide by these guidelines for all our sakes and have given an undertaking to Marlow Sports Club that we shall do so. They can and will if necessary stop us entering the site…Please do not ignore the guidelines!

Please use the first calendar for booking individual nets. There is no need to book in for adult nets anymore.