Month: May 2020

Nets – Book Yours Now

Dear Members,


We are glad to announce that after careful consideration over the past week by the club committee and ground sraff, the club is preparing to open a single track net facility a “The Ridge” from Monday 1st June to all paid up club members for the 2020 season.

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This will be run “in line” with both the ECB and Government guidance and will be strictly enforced.

For the first week, this will be on the artificial wicket on the main square.

A booking system has been introduced with a strict protocol in place that we will need you to follow in order to use the facility and to keep us all safe.

There will be 3 ‘hourly’ sessions per evening with 50 minutes actual net time to allow for cleaning and safe change-over, available from Monday to Friday and these will be allocated on a “first come first served basis”.

These sessions will be supervised by committee members who have agreed to volunteer their time to help out and ensure the net facility can be opened.

This will be on a ‘trial’ basis for two weeks and may be withdrawn at any stage should the committee feel the need to.

Please ensure that you are fully aware of the club’s “Net Practise” protocol before booking any net session.

Hopefully you will agree that this is our first step in getting some Cricket “back on” at Burridge and fingers crossed we will be able to play some games this summer.

Kind regards

The Committee

You can book above or in the sidebar, find a date and available slot (time in green) and sign up.

So that you know, the sessions will be supervised by:

Monday – Mark Rendell

Tuesday – Suji Wickramasinghe

Wednesday – Gary Steward

Thursday – Emily Roberts

Friday – Marie Hulse

Covid-19 & 2020 Membership Fees

Following yesterday’s decision by the Committee to keep the outdoor facilities closed for the time being, it was also agreed to amend the Membership Fee structure for the 2020 season.

Members will be invited to renew or join Burridge CC to a) support the Club financially at this difficult time and b) ensure the Club is able to operate throughout 2020 and beyond.

Although recreational cricket is currently suspended, the Club does have on-going costs to meet i.e. annual insurance, ground preparation & maintenance etc..

The agreed memberships fees for 2020 are summarised below and amended 2020 Membership Application/Renewal Forms are posted on the Club’s website:

  • Adult Playing Membership (male & female) – £20
  • U18 Playing Membership (male/female/full-time education) – £10
  • Colts U9 Playing Membership (male & female) – £10
  • Colts U11 – U15 Playing Membership (male & female) – £10
  • Non – Playing Membership (male & female) – £20

Any voluntary donations and/or additional subscriptions to the 200 Club will help ensure our Club is able to offer cricket once the threat from Covid-19 has reduced to allow recreational cricket to restart.

As soon as it is safe for team cricket to resume, all members selected to play in a Burridge CC team will be asked to pay an additional match fee (to be agreed) for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Also, a small number of playing members had renewed/joined the Club before the Covid-19 lockdown started; therefore the following options are available:

  • Playing membership fees already paid will apply for 2020 and be carried forward to the 2021 season or
  • Playing membership fees already paid can be refunded on request and the amended fees above will apply on renewing for 2020

Naturally, we are all disappointed that the Covid-19 Pandemic is preventing Burridge CC from offering its excellent cricket facilities to all members at this current time. We will keep matters under review once further announcements are made by the ECB.

Best wishes.

Robin O’Grady
Acting Chairman & Treasurer
M: 07795 683868
19th May 2020


Return to Activity in a Cricket Club Setting

On the 15th May 2020, the ECB issued detailed guidance notes to all clubs on the return to use of Cricket grounds and their facilities. This document highlights the requirements that would need to be in place and strictly enforced to enable clubs to reopen and ensure that those visiting can do so safely and inline the current public health guidelines.

Based on the information provided and in conjunction with our local knowledge of the club and its setting, it became apparent that the club would NOT be able to fulfil these requirements.

Therefore, the Committee has made the decision to defer the opening of the facilities at this stage until further notice

Although disappointing to us all, this means that the cricket club remains closed and no members should visit the ground for any purpose including outside exercise or net practise.

Hopefully some good news will be with us all in the coming weeks which will allow the committee to reconsider our current stance on the use of “The Ridge”.


The Committee
Burridge Cricket Club
18th May 2020