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What strange and difficult times these have been, and will no doubt continue to be so for some time.

However, it is wonderful that recreational cricket has been allowed to resume and we will be trying trying to pack as much cricket as possible into the remainder of the season.  Men’s cricket will resume shortly and will pick up on the fixtures that had already been arranged.  The ladies should have been playing in the inaugural North Dorset evening league ( promoted and organised by BW) but that has fallen victim to the lockdown.  They will however playing lots of friendlies which will organised on the hoof over the coming weeks.   The Juniors too have lost their league season but local clubs are already in contact to organise friendlies for them too.

Fixtures will be put up on the website during this week and will be added to as the season progresses.

One club has already cancelled its remaining fixtures and others may follow, which will lead to odd gaps and late additions/changes.  So keep an eye!

It has to be stressed that we are absolutely not returning to cricket as normal, for this season at least.

The rules for ‘adapted’ cricket have yet to be published and we await them a little nervously!  Social distancing protocols and the need for constant cleaning/sanitisation procedures will have to be in place.  But with good humour and common sense we can make it work.

We look forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks,

Thanks, Robin

To all BWCC members and players.

Very sadly the ECB has just bowed to the obvious and issued new guidance that all recreational cricket is suspended for the foreseeable future.

Here is a brief summary about how that effects BWCC, but I’m very aware that you will all be far more concerned with the health of family and friends, and worrying too about businesses and jobs.

There will be no AGM as these are exceptional circumstances and I can’t believe that others aren’t in the same boat. The existing Committee will continue and we will have an EGM at the first sensible opportunity.

Cricket – all I have spoken to are in broad agreement that the very earliest that we might see cricket being able to be played again is not until July. Given the further information given out last week concerning the extension of ‘social distancing’ to possibly 6 months (or longer), I’m afraid that we do have to accept the real possibility that we may see no cricket at Buckhorn this season.

The ground – In the hope that cricket might start up again in late summer we will keep the square mown lightly (and probably lightly rolled just to get in reasonably flat) and the outfield kept tidy.

On behalf of the Committee please take the greatest of care and our thoughts with you all.

And let us hope and pray that before the end of the summer the noises of bat on ball, the muffled expletives and laughter as yet another catch goes down, and the happy clink of glasses will be heard again on our lovely ground.

All best, Robin

The Buckhorn Weston Village Community Trust will give an update on the situation regarding The Stapleton Arms to the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

For those interested, please come along to the APCM at
7:00pm Monday 2nd March 2020
at the
Buckhorn Weston Village Hall.

Note 1: The APCM is at 7:00pm followed by the Full Parish Council Meeting at 7:30pm
Note 2: BW and KM Parish Council website: https://bwandkmpc.org/
Note 3: This information posted on behalf of BWVCT, www.bwvct.org.uk

 

The BWCC Annual Dinner and Awards evening will be held at the Buckhorn Weston Village Hall at 7pm Friday 8th November, smart casual dress code – club ties please! Tickets are £20 each (for a three course meal) available either via Robin or Cort. Awards will be awarded to both Men’s and Women’s Teams. Please return any awards to Robin ASAP please.

We are transferred this website to a new Host on 16th Aug 2019 and every seems to be working brilliantly.  If you are reading this post, then you are looking at the new server.

Contact by email should also be much faster and more importantly, more reliable.  As always, if you don’t get a reply within a day or two, please contact us by phone or personal email in the Fixture Card.

Chris W

ps In case anyone is interested, we are now running on Stratagem.Host , a company based in Sutton Coldfield.

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