All cricketing activities suspended

Cricket Wales & ECB statement – Coronavirus – March 18th 2020
The outbreak and impact of Coronavirus in the UK is a serious, unprecedented and currently still very unpredictable matter.
Cricket Wales has been in close and regular dialogue with colleagues at Glamorgan Cricket and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in order to align our approach and to manage our response for our staff, visitors to venues, participants and supporters of cricket.
These conversations are ongoing and our approach has been to follow the standing government advice. In light of the recent shift in the UK government’s position, in relation in particular to ‘non-essential travel and contact’, the ECB has today updated its advice to the recreational game.
https://ecb-comms.co.uk/t/1FT6-6SKA2-2E2203387/cr.aspx
Cricket Wales supports this position and urges all clubs, leagues, participants and volunteers to follow this guidance and suspend all cricket activity.
Cricket Wales’ priority is the safety and wellbeing of all participants in what will undoubtedly be a testing time for our sport and, indeed, our nation. We will endeavour to serve cricket in the best and most appropriate way possible, under the challenging circumstances we will all face in the coming weeks and months.
We will of course continue to update you regularly, as this situation evolves. E.C.B. STATEMENT.
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.

Bonus Ball Bingo

Last nights Bonus Ball was ball 12

We now have 2 players needing just 2 more numbers to pick up the jackpot

3 players need 3 more numbers

12 players need 4 more numbers

20 players need 5 more numbers

And 10 players are still waiting to cross of the first number from their card.

Jackpot currently stands at £150

Easter Bingo

This years Easter Bingo will be held at the club on Friday 3rd April. Doors open at 7:00 with eyes down for the first game at 7:30

Could all players please make a donation of Easter Eggs or bottles of wine/spirits and drop them off at the club the weekend before.

Please spread the word and make this as well attended as previous years

Vandals have struck again

Unfortunately our score shed has been targeted by vandals. Sometime between Sunday 2nd February and now (possibly during the school half term) our score shed was entered and damage was caused to the back of the scoreboard where a socket has been smashed off and power wires ripped out. Also a number of other items have been thrown around inside.

If anybody has seen anybody hanging around the score shed especially during the recent half term if you could let us know please. As well as fingerprints a couple of drinks bottles were also found so any names put forward can quite quickly be checked by fingerprinting or DNA.

Hopefully those responsible will be quickly found and prosecuted

Nets Cancelled

Unfortunately the first net session of the season which was due to take place tomorrow night (Thursday 12th March) has had to be cancelled as the new nets facility in Neyland is not ready yet.

There are rumours circulating that it may not be ready until April, but we will keep you all informed as soon as anything is confirmed. As things stand our next session is on Thursday 19th from 19:00-20:30

Bonus Ball Bingo news

Last nights Bonus ball was ball 8

We now have 4 joint leaders needing just 3 more balls to win

6 players need 4 more to win

21 players need 5 more to win

16 players are still waiting for their first number

Thank you all for your continued support and good luck for the rest of the game

Sad News

Unfortunately today we received the news that, the wife of our club President, Mrs Ann Martin has passed away. The thoughts of everyone at Hook Cricket Club are with Evan, Garry, Geoffrey, Brennan, Kirstie and their families at this sad time.