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The Lashings returning 2021


Looking forward to Summer 2021 and the Covid-19 Pandemic behind us, the Lashings World XI have agreed to play Burridge CC in a T20 Hospitality Event on Friday 25th June 2021.

This major fund raising event will undoubtedly be hugely popular therefore early booking of hospitality tables is recommended.

Early bird prices are £500 for a table of 10 if booked and paid before 31st March 2021.

Please get in touch will Robin O’Grady for more information and for sponsorship opportunities.

Amazing century for our new girl

Many congratulations to Pippa Sproul for achieving her first century on Sunday playing for the ladies 1st XI against Ropley. Pippa is only 12 and was 105 not out. Fantastic feat and well done.

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Cricket In The Time Of Covid-19

ECB latest update and advice

Following the latest update from the UK Government, the ECB is pleased to announce the return of recreational cricket in England, signalling a progression from Step 3 to Step 4 of the ECB’s roadmap to return for the recreational game.

This also allows us to advise that clubs who have previously run All Stars Cricket can now do so again (we will release specific guidance for All Stars Cricket next week).

We thank you for all of your efforts in helping cricket return.

ECB has maintained a constant dialogue with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) throughout this process and we have prepared a plan to support clubs and individuals as they prepare for the return of recreational cricket, including details of adjustments which should be made to respect hygiene and social distancing requirements.

That plan – available here – covers a number of areas of the game, including:

  • Pre-match adaptations regarding transport and symptom checking.
  • In-game adaptations applying to social distancing measures, hygiene, match officials and the use of equipment.
  • Post-game adaptations, including the potential use of club facilities.
  • Advice for coaches specific to individual sessions and junior cricket.

To support this, please also find here an eight step infographic, and an infographic for pre-match, in-game and post-game adaptations here.

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