Cricket clubs set to resume practice

The Scottish Government’s Phase 2 review of lockdown rules means cricket clubs in the Borders, and elsewhere, will be able from Monday, June 29, to use outdoor cricket facilities – nets and pitches – for exercise and training.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 4:20 pm
Cricket clubs can practise again but have to follow a strict range of rules

Further guidance from sportscotland is expected soon but there a few key steps for a safe Phase 2 return to cricket activity.

You can take part in outdoor activity alone or with members of your household and/or members of two other households per day, provided physical distancing of at least two metres is kept between the different households at all times (no more than eight people in total).

Nets should be used on an ‘every other’ basis, leaving one net free between nets. A similar approach should be taken to distancing groups on the outfield.

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Clubhouses and indoor facilities – toilets, locker rooms, storage and activity areas – should remain closed and only local members should attend the club. Full details at

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