A statement to Members from the Chairman

Friday 24th July 2020

A statement to Members from the Chairman

The fixtures for The Bob Willis Trophy have today been confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The special one-off-red-ball competition, that is separate to the County Championship, will be played during this summer only, in the shortened 2020 season, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Club’s Chairman, Simon Philip said: “I would like to thank our loyal members for your continued patience and understanding during this unique, extremely challenging period.

“Today’s announcement allows us to look forward to a domestic season, which three months ago looked unlikely. There has been a huge amount of work from many within the game and our Club to get us to this stage and I would like to offer my sincere thanks to those involved.

“The safety of the players, staff, members and supporters is and always has been our priority.

“The threat of COVID-19 to the most vulnerable in our communities still remains and with media scrutiny of every Government decision, we have been working in a world of step-by-step progress and decision-making, backed up with medical data and full risk assessments.

“I understand that some members may have questions around what the truncated season means for their 2020 Club membership. This is currently a live discussion, on which a final decision will be reached at our upcoming Committee Meeting this Tuesday, 28th July.

“Following this meeting, we will communicate the outcome to all members, along with confirmation of the 2020 AGM, via post within five working days.”

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