You may be aware that the ECB issued a statement earlier this month stating that all forms of cricket (training, coaching and playing) are now suspended.
At the moment it is 23 March so no fixtures are yet postponed but we all can see the way it is going. Cricket will not be able to resume until the ECB suspension is lifted. We have yet to hear whether there will be any changes to Essex and Chess Valley League Plans.
In the meantime preparation of the grounds at Forest Side and Peter May will continue.
Unfortunately the effects of the current suspension of activities could well see the demise of some cricket clubs.We are extremely anxious to avoid this prospect. We are looking at a situation where, for a number of months there will no income generated from the bar and match fees etc. Whilst we will be cutting, deferring and reducing costs as much as possible, the Club's liabilities remain. Any grants available will be applied for.
Some members will have received the auto request to renew membership for 2020. The Club appreciates members may be under some financial pressure. Your membership income is extremely important to us and so we are asking you to help our club at this difficult time.