Coronavirus Update

Dear Member

The purpose of this message is to update you on the current status at Eastcote Cricket Club with regard to the Coronavirus.

With regard to our cricket season, the ECB have sent an email today advising that all recreational cricket is suspended for the time being, which will mean a delayed start to the season, and to the colts, please be aware that we are unable to second guess the start of the season, but will keep everyone informed as, and when, information is relayed to us.  We understand that this will have a great impact on us as a club; and ask that you bear with us whilst we work out the logistics of this directive.

For your reading a copy of the information sent by the ECB is also attached.

At present our aim is for the bar to remain open whilst we have people able to run it.   This will also be based on advice and direction from the Government. However to help with expenditure and costs, there are new hours for the bar opening during this time which will take effect from this weekend. 

  • Monday to Thursday 5pm to 8pm:Friday 5pm to 10pm
  • Saturday 4pm to 10pm:Sunday 1pm to 7pm

On a day to day basis we are doing everything we can to protect our members, we have upgraded our cleaning, provided hand sanitizer in the lounge area, and will continue to do so as long as it is available from our supplier.  We will also ensure that soap, and hand towels, for those who do not like to use the hand dryers are available in all the toilets, again we are at the mercy of availability.  We ask all members using the club to follow the guidelines regarding handwashing, anything we can do to keep this virus out of the club is welcomed.

Any of our members with the slightest of symptoms should not attend the club until the symptoms are no longer, currently we are aware of two of our members who are in self isolation. Should we be informed of other members in the same position or with confirmation of the virus, we will inform you to enable you to make your own decision whether or not to use the club.

We thank you for your ongoing support in these unprecedented times, updates will be made on a weekly basis so please check the website and your emails regularly to remain updated on any changes that may take place.

Please see below message from the ECB reference recreational cricket,.

 

Dear all,

I write to update you all regarding the status of recreational cricket.

Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.

This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity. We have shared the following communication with Clubs and Leagues today: https://ecb-comms.co.uk/t/1FT6-6SKA2-2E2203387/cr.aspx

Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities - particularly at junior levels.

It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led.  We will continue to work with Government and their advisors and our brilliant people to ensure we are properly informed in our decision-making. 

Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult weeks and months which lie ahead.  Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly in local clubs and leagues – who will have such a huge role to play in our nation’s response to coming out of this situation. 

Let’s look forward to that moment when we start to see children and players from across the game, playing cricket again – hopefully that moment is not too far away. 

Please continue to stay close to us over this exceptionally difficult time. 

Best wishes,

Tom

Eastcote CC Home page

Information for the 2020 Season

Do you know anyone who is interested in playing cricket this summer? As the season fast approaches, winter nets will again be taking place to help the players get ready for the summer! The first nets session will take place in the next few weeks, with more details to follow soon. Please help the club,  spread the word by passing this on to anyone you know who may be interested in joining the club this season! For more information, please get in contact with club captain Harpal Sagoo - harpalsagoo@hotmail.co.uk

Changing rooms

The new changing rooms were officially opened on Saturday 20th June 2015 by local MP Nick Hurd and Middlesex Director of cricket Angus Fraser.

Eastcote Cricket Club thanks the following organisations for their support and funding for our new changing rooms.










England 60+ tour to Australia
Club stalwart Neil Stevens, has been chosen to tour Australia later this year as part of the 60+ England squad. They are looking for sponsors so please contact Stan by email neilstevens57@hotmail.com if you can help. 

The document below gives details of available sponsorship packages.

Sponsorship 60+ tour 2019.pdf
Eastcote CC colts playing league cricket for other clubs

Eastcote CC colts playing league cricket for other clubs in Middlesex or any other county in the same season.

This has been mentioned many times before, and the stance from Eastcote CC has been clear and never changed, but it appears to still be a grey area for some, so please find clarification below.

As written by the Middlesex League, any colt who is registered to a club in the Middlesex League and has represented that club at least once in any age group, is NOT allowed to play for another club in Middlesex or any other county for that season. This is the official ruling, and any club who has a player that represents two or more clubs in 1 or more leagues will have all points deducted from them that were achieved whilst the player was involved.

Due to non-compliance of this rule by at least 2 of our colts, our U13A side and our U15A side have both been penalised and have both had points deducted. They now have both finished bottom of their leagues and will no longer be able to progress in their competitions. Both teams should have been playing in the final stages of their competitions with a view to reaching the finals, unfortunately this is no longer the case.

This is devastating news for the boys, the coaches and the club, and a situation I honestly never thought I would have to deal with.

As of today (05/08/19), the consequence for any player who represents another club, whilst being a member of Eastcote and to the detriment to Eastcote will have their membership terminated instantly and will no longer be eligible to represent Eastcote CC at any level. I cannot express my disappointment and frustration with this situation with words alone, and will be discussing with Paul Martin as to how we proceed.

I hope this now clarifies the situation, the club’s position and the leagues position. This is a rule that is out of our hands as a club, but one that we must adhere to as we are part of the Middlesex League.

Please do consider the consequences should you decide to allow your children to play for other clubs whilst being members of Eastcote.

Marc Broom

Eastcote CC Director of Cricket

Photos
Director of Cricket timeline to Dec 19
For those interested, please find below a pdf document showing the duties that have been and are to be performed by the Director of Cricket.
Director of Cricket Timeline to Dec19.pdf
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Recent Achievements

2018 Highlights
U13's National Runners-up having won County Cup and County League double. U11's win County Cup
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 Eastcote colts awarded prestigious 
Rotary Club of St. Marylebone,
 Victor Ludorum trophy yet again. Our 2017 win means we have now won this trophy 4 times in the last 5 years.


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2017 Highlights

U13's win County Cup
U15's win County League & Cup double U17's win County League

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 Eastcote colts awarded prestigious 
Rotary Club of St. Marylebone,
 Victor Ludorum trophy for 2013,  2015 & 2016

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2016 Highlights
U11's win County League

U13's win County Cup
U15's win County League

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U10's win 2015 Gubby Allen

Under 10's win Gubby Allen trophy with victory over Harrow St Mary's at Lords on Saturday 12th September 2015


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U11's win 2015 County League
Under 11's retain County League with victory over Ealing at North Middlesex CC on Sunday 30th August 2015
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U15's win 2015 County League
Under 15's win County League with victory over Sunbury at North Middlesex CC on Sunday 30th August 2015

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U13's win 2015 County Cup
Under 13's win the Middlesex County Cup with victory over Stoke Newington on Monday 29th June 2015. They went on to win the Regional Final and came 2nd in the National Finals held at Oundle School.

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Under 13s Complete Clean Sweep in 2013

ECB National Club Champions 2013
Shrewsbury 13-16 August

http://www.ecb.co.uk/news/articles/eastcote-take-u13-crown
Middlesex Indoor Champions!
Middlesex League Champions!
ECB Middlesex Club Champions!
ECB National Club Champions!