Cricket returns for the season

Redlynch & Hale Cricket Club is still waiting for detailed instructions from the ECB, about when/how/what they are "allowed" to do in respect of cricket this coming season.  They are, however, optimistic that a full season should be able to take place. All Hampshire Cricket League fixtures are on the Club website for their four Saturday sides although there may be some initial restrictions concerning travel/teas/changing etc.

There is also a full programme of Sunday friendlies and the club is planning to host Ladies Softball Cricket and Girls Under 11's Festivals in August. In addition, there is a team competing in the Tuesday evening border league - and that is before all the events for  Juniors!

There is some uncertainty about holding pre-season indoor training in April, but the plan is to commence Juniors and Ladies outdoor training sessions from Monday 26 April (6:30 - 8:00pm), weather permitting. This will be for Under 9's, 11's and 13's. The U15's squad will be contacted separately.  Obviously, this all remains subject to Government and ECB go ahead.  

The club is hoping to see all officials, players and juniors back for a full season of cricket with games at Redlynch playing field and Hatchet Green, Hale each Saturday. New players/officials/coaches are very welcome. Contact club secretary, James Taylor (07762787041), or Youth Teams coordinator, Andy Church (07729355248).

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Harvey Boardman from Downton making a catch

Photo: Linda Dunham

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Jon Castleton hits the winning runs in the VKO

Photo: Linda Dunham