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SurreySam

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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 03:55:00 PM »

Our first friendly is organised for 2nd week in April, then league Cricket is penciled in to start early May - 3rd for T20 and 8th for proper cricket.

Personally I'd be surprised if cricket can commence before mid-late May, and think it'll be on the same restricted basis as 2020 regarding no changing facilities, social distancing, no teas and regular hand sanitisation.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2021, 04:39:49 PM »

I can see why leagues are planning on a "normal " start but so much can change so quickly....just look at last year!  Some are assuming we go from a lockdown straight to "near normal", we might see ourselves back into a local tier system. The one in autumn would have meant no adult cricket in tier 4 areas ( i think it was just junior sport allowed?)   and no travelling between tiers 3 and 4 - this could really impact some cricket leagues.

My expectation is some form of cricket resuming in May, what that cricket will be will depend on if the tier system is back in place or not. Again, expecting distancing rules, restrictions on numbers in  clubhouse, sanitising breaks etc. 

For me the priority is we all keep safe and well and at some point we can get out there on  the field in the summer with our mates playing the game we love be it local friendlies or league games
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2021, 04:54:00 PM »

I am on my leagues committee.

We are planning on a normal season, but if needed we can fall back on to the plans that happened last so well.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2021, 06:03:19 PM »

To be honest none of us can see the virus.so if it's spreading its spreading mid April or 2 weeks later in May. So virus should not dictate when we can play. Should start as normal and have pleasure that we get by playing. If anyone is caution they can decide themselves to opt out untill they feel safe to play.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2021, 07:18:02 PM »

Seriously? Can tell you havent had it or lost anyone.

If they cant make pubs and restaurants safe then team sports are a write off for the foreseeable, I think we may be playing by June at best.

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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2021, 07:31:56 PM »

Will there be a 2021 season?

I bloody hope so. I'm gasping for some cricket.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2021, 07:36:29 PM »

If you really wanna know if I haven't lost anyone.i lost 2 in a month. One of them yesterday morning. And they were not playing cricket. Your reply Exact the (No Swearing Please) reason people disappearing from forum.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2021, 07:37:33 PM »

Seriously? Can tell you havent had it or lost anyone.

If they cant make pubs and restaurants safe then team sports are a write off for the foreseeable, I think we may be playing by June at best.

Except, like pubs and restaurants are indoors and team sports are outdoors. One is safe, the other isn't.
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2021, 07:47:53 PM »

Seriously? Can tell you havent had it or lost anyone.

If they cant make pubs and restaurants safe then team sports are a write off for the foreseeable, I think we may be playing by June at best.

Very much the opposite for me.  22 players (of which 13 are involved at any given time), 2 umpires and 2 scorers outside spread at over a large field is far lower risk than many times that number in an enclosed space bunched together

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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2021, 07:51:37 PM »

Seriously? Can tell you havent had it or lost anyone.

If they cant make pubs and restaurants safe then team sports are a write off for the foreseeable, I think we may be playing by June at best.

I dont think thats a good comparison. Two completely different activities. Perhaps a better comparison for pubs and restaurants would be school classrooms?

Didnt hear of a single case of the Virus in our county during our shortened season last year. The league were doing a direct track and trace system for all clubs and it wasnt used once.

I actually got the virus when the country was wide open in early October, most likely from a restaurant. Lets be honest this government haven't got a clue what they are doing, the way its been handled here is a disgrace
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2021, 08:31:06 PM »

I'm not sure at the moment we'll get a season, or a very reduced one if we do. This new variant is worse than they are letting on. Why else would they suddenly go from schools are safe, to they must close the very next day. They know how bad this made them look, but they still did it. I'm a teacher and know of 3 pupils who have lost relatives within the last week. I've lost a close family friend last week too.





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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2021, 08:48:01 PM »

What a very tricky topic & entirely subjective and highly emotive at this stage. But theres some great views being shared.

My view for what its worth, this lockdown Ive felt the impact of C19 much more - it seems to have touched so many people I know.

Spend as much time as you can outside - I think cricket clubs could be very important for the mental health of lots of people this summer.
We also proved as a cricket community we could implement the restrictions and guidelines quickly, effectively and sustainably

I do wonder if local bubble leagues will emerge again as it might be a summer in which lockdown is eased into local authority travel only.

Whatever happens I hope we get some cricket and if that means a second summer of make do and mend fixtures I can live with that.

 
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2021, 09:15:44 PM »

What a very tricky topic & entirely subjective and highly emotive at this stage. But theres some great views being shared.

My view for what its worth, this lockdown Ive felt the impact of C19 much more - it seems to have touched so many people I know.

Spend as much time as you can outside - I think cricket clubs could be very important for the mental health of lots of people this summer.
We also proved as a cricket community we could implement the restrictions and guidelines quickly, effectively and sustainably

I do wonder if local bubble leagues will emerge again as it might be a summer in which lockdown is eased into local authority travel only.

Whatever happens I hope we get some cricket and if that means a second summer of make do and mend fixtures I can live with that.

Great post.

I'm 43 and cricket really is therapeutic for me. Try and be competitive but in reality, it's a social outlet.

After a week of stress at work, I love nothing more than standing in the field enjoying the fresh air under the warm sun clearing my mind. I'm quite a strong person but I have to admit I really felt last year by not having that outlet.. we managed a handful of games. For some of us its not about full-on competitive cricket... I keep thinking I am close to retiring and taking up golf but somehow I roll into the next season...

I think some clubs will struggle as some players may just move on from the sport due to the gap...

 
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2021, 09:59:51 PM »

I don't know what the picture is nationally, but in Cheshire we had over 1,000 additional senior players who played at least one game in 2020 than than the previous year.  For 2021, there are a number of clubs who have entered additional sides on both Saturday and Sunday.

This is a reversal of the recent trend of participation across recreational sport dropping, but also in my view reinforces the the role that amateur sport will have in repairing both physical and mental health
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Re: Will the 2021 season happen?
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2021, 10:10:59 PM »

Hopefully we can get cricket going, having been furloughed most of last year the cricket money would make a big help,

But more importantly my mental health is main reason I want it to start. Personally having had a rough 2020, a friend died of cancer which lead to a friend committing suicide, my grandad got diagnosed with cancer and I broke up with a girlfriend Ive had for 3.5 years due to no fault of my own, plus I had to move back in with parents, Coupled on top of a lockdown for the vast majority of the year.

I am using getting fit for the cricket season as my goal, our cricket club are doing a lot of fitness activities this off season as were a ecb prem club so a pretty serious standard. Ive done 35% of the clubs workout myself, running, biking, weight training etc. Just because its an escape from a period of my life thats not been great. I am lucky that a family friend is a trained psychiatrist so I get help from her regularly and a friend I played cricket with has turned pro at golf and took a degree sports specific psychiatrist so I use him to better understand what Im going through and channelling it into cricket.

Hopefully we can get some cricket as its not only an income its literally my life at the moment and the thing that is motivating me to stay healthy and continue abiding by rules and staying safe...although if it doesnt go ahead I can understand why with the situation the country is currently in. I work in the sporting industry so understand challenges faced when putting sport on and events

Stay safe everyone! Cricket will return at some stage
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