Our Cricket & Season & Corona virus (covid-19)

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ECB Coronavirus/COVID-19 announcements and updates

A Letter to all Our Supporters and Members and You from The Tadworth Cricket Club Chairman and Committee (published today 22 March 2020)

Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Tadworth CC – Note to Members:

Dear Member,
We write in the hope that all of our members are in good health in these unprecedented times. Our thoughts are with any of you in self-isolation or those with symptoms of the virus.

As you will, no doubt, be aware, cricket is not immune from the impact of the pandemic and our governing body, the ECB, have issued a statement saying that all recreational cricket has been suspended until further notice.

Tadworth Cricket Club will fully comply with the ECB statement and Government advice concerning social distancing. Our overriding priority will be the health of our members, oppositions and guests. All pre-season nets are cancelled and matches have been cancelled for the foreseeable future in line with policies of the leagues we are affiliated to

The club’s committee are discussing measures which we believe will keep the club viable beyond 2020 but will also put us in the best possible position to continue our cricket activities as soon as it is safe to do so.

There will no doubt be financial implications for us as a club and certainly there is the likelihood of a considerable reduction in income. We will do all we can to reduce expenditure over the coming weeks and after a strong couple of years we believe that our finances are robust enough to cope with a reduction in income. Having said that, essential pre-season operations on the ground and pavilion will need to continue in preparation for what we all hope will be a resumption of cricketing activities

What do we need from all of you?

Subscriptions
Firstly, we are proposing to suspend the subscriptions agreed by the AGM for 2020 until we know when cricket will resume. With no way of knowing the shape that our season will take, we have decided to ask all members to pay the social membership fee of 25 pounds. This will apply to all senior members and each junior member that were planning to join TCC in April/May. Once cricket is being played the committee will have recommendations on how to assign membership costs in a fair and equitable manner.

This approach will ensure that we initiate income for 2020 and allow us to pay for our regular outgoings like early season grounds maintenance and all pavilion utilities (electric, water, sewage collection, internet provision).
We recognise that these are challenging times for all of us who work but we hope that you see this as a reasonable sum to pay to ensure we can keep TCC viable. Please support your club in these unprecedented times

You can pay your subs on line with payment to Tadworth CC using the following account number (30185981) and sort code (20-29-90). Please use your family name and subs (eg Stokes/Subs) as the reference

Community contribution
The pandemic has already had an effect in all areas of society and we want to retain our position as an important cog in the wheels of the Tadworth and Walton Communities.

The club committee will continue to keep members informed of further developments by email and/or using our social media platforms. In the meantime, we ask that you all follow official guidance on social isolation. Please stay safe and healthy and remember to look out for those elderly club members and those most vulnerable in our local communities

We look forward to welcoming everybody back to the club as soon as possible.

Tadworth CC Exec Committee:
Craig, Bruce, Mike, Majid, Simon, Chris, Mark + Our Club Welfare Officers Paul, Rachael

More information:

ECB Coronavirus/COVID-19 announcements and updates

ECB unveils £61m interim support package for professional & recreational cricket

BBC NEWS

https://facebook.com/tadworthcc

https://twitter.com/tadworthcricket

this page was last reviewed and updated 31 March 2020