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ECB Coronavirus Update 31 July

2nd August 2020 Posted in Board and Coronavirus and Latest and League by Michael Weeks
ECB Update - Covid-19
We have shared a number of updates with you over previous weeks and hope that you have found the information useful. This week’s update is shorter than normal with information on the return of domestic cricket, recommendations for bad weather and a reminder of the new ECB Resource Hub login functionality.

The Return of Domestic Cricket

All 18 First-Class Counties will be in action when the new men’s red-ball competition, the Bob Willis Trophy, begins on Saturday.

The Bob Willis Trophy has been created as a one-off first-class competition for this summer to ensure red-ball cricket, and provide every county with the opportunity to progress to a five-day final at the end of the summer.

Here is a quick breakdown of everything you need to know about the Bob Willis Trophy and how you can keep updated on all the action.

Bob Willis Trophy
COVID-19 Recommendations for bad weather

Further to the recent COVID-19 updates, please find below some tips for when the weather is against us. These should be read in conjunction with the Return to Cricket Step 4 Guidance.

  • Ensure signage and pre-match information to participants is clear
  • Club provide outdoor undercover areas e.g Gazebo, marquee, large tents, canopy, lean-to roof
  • Players, Umpires and Scorers sit in their cars or if sharing in a large car.
  • Place a flat sheet cover over a roll-out net (batting cage) and/or over one or more of permanent nets
  • Use separate areas of the clubhouse for members, players and officials without other covering*
  • Mark areas on sightscreens and roll-on covers for people to push/pull to allow wipe down before and afterwards
  • If little known covering at a ground. Suggest to players they bring an umbrella/coat/jacket as a precaution

*social distancing linked to the club Risk Assessment applies

Registrations remain open for the Cricket-Tea-A-Thon


A huge thank you to all clubs and community groups that have already registered to become a Trussell Trust food collection point, helping people most need throughout your community and supporting alleviate food poverty.  We have loved seeing all your stories and pictures at #CricketTea.

Donating items that you would normally be using to make weekly cricket teas, including tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit juice as well as items such cereal, toiletries and baby supplies will support some of the most vulnerable families in your local communities.

How to get involved

Register to become a Trussell Trust food collection point by clicking here Following registration, clubs will receive a resource pack providing everything you’ll need to set up your collection point, promote donation to your members, players, supporters, and local community and how to find out more about your local Trussell Trust food bank.

More information can be found here and if you have questions please contact us by emailing here.

All Stars Cricket Reminder

With All Stars Cricket now able to take place in line with with the ECB’s guidance on Return to Cricket Plan for Step 4, we have put together an All Stars Cricket Handbook to help Activators deal with some specifics relating to COVID-19 and how games and activities can be modified accordingly. The All Stars Activity booklet is available to download here.

We have also collated answers to some of the key questions that you may have regarding the return of All Stars Cricket which is available here.

As a reminder, if clubs are looking to re-schedule All Stars courses for this summer, we ask that they amend their course details within their ClubSpark account as soon as possible.

ECB Resource Hub login

A reminder that we have now opened the login functionality on the ECB Resource Hub, which will make it easier for you to access the useful resources and assets for cricket. Follow the link below that provides a guide to take you through the process. If you have any questions regarding the ECB Resource Hub, please email us here.

Access the how to guide to set up your login

England & Wales Cricket Board, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, NW8 8QZ