Cricket is back….following the publication of guidelines for the return of recreational cricket by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Alstonefield Gargoyles 2020 season will start with a home match against University of Sheffield Staff Cricket Club on Sunday, 12th July. Club chairman, Jon Lane, has undertaken a risk assessment as required by the ECB, and also written a set of club procedures for us all to follow – both are published below.
As we begin to come away for the peak of the virus and communities are able to start to return to some form of normality, cricket will have a key part to play for our community. It will provide that combination of enjoyment, exercise, laughter and socialising – with a bit of competition thrown in – that cricket is uniquely placed to do. Spectators are very welcome at our fixtures – we are fortunate to have plenty of space around the ground to maintain social distancing – but do please bring your own chairs as we currently will be providing no facilities for players or spectators in line with the covid-19 guidelines
We were founded in 2006 with a fixture list against some of the strongest clubs in the area, the Club has playing members drawn from Alstonefield and the surrounding Dove and Manifold Valley villages. The club has been particularly successful in resurrecting dormant and even non-existing cricket careers, proving that you are never too old to enjoy the finest game on earth. We always have a very warm welcome for anyone who would like to come along and join us – contact details are on the fixture card below.
We play on Sunday afternoons, allowing our opponents to field a healthy blend of young talent and well-seasoned experience. Apart from enjoying a social but competitive cricket match, there is the attraction of our lovely little ground with its spectacular views, sampling the finest cricket teas in the village hall then indulging in the rigour of post-match analysis in The George. True village cricket.
To reflect the rather careworn faces of the majority of the club’s members, we have drawn inspiration from some of the more playful examples of the Church’s stonework and we are known as The Gargoyles.
ACC Regulations and Procedures for play at ECB Step 4 Alstonefield Cricket Club Risk Assessment for play at ECB Step 4
2020 Match reports
2017 AWARDS DINNER, NOV’17
GARGOYLES TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY MATCH
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