1st XI miss out on Watsonian league match for fifth consecutive time

Saturday 30th May

Today, we should have been playing Watsonians at Inverleith in the East Premier League after two years of weather inventions which in our last four league matches either prevented a start or led to a no result abandonment. Sadly on a day of glorious weather the pandemic takes out the fixture yet again.

The last league match to be completed was on 1st July 2017 at Myreside which resulted in a comprehensive win for the home side.

“Still no cricket activity before 1 July 2020 at least” – Cricket Scotland

Thursday 28th May

Following the Scottish Government announcement today that certain non-contact outdoor sports are allowed to return in the Phase 1 exit from lockdown, Cricket Scotland would like to clarify the situation regarding cricket activity and training.
Sportscotland has advised Cricket Scotland today that cricket is not one of the sports authorised to restart activity in Phase 1, including personal training and one to one coaching.
Cricket Scotland has submitted plans to the Scottish Government for approval for the return to training at elite and club level in anticipation that cricket will form part of the Scottish Government’s Phase 2 plan to allow players and coaches to return to training. It is hoped that those plans will be approved shortly before Phase 2 commences.
Any approval and potential return to cricket activity announced by the Scottish Government around the 18th June would only take effect from 1st July.
The period between these two dates will allow players, coaches, clubs and facilities time to prepare to comply with the approved plans and guidelines which are likely to require risk assessments, special hygiene and sanitation arrangements, formal booking systems, insurance checks and an on-site presence from the facility operator to supervise training at all times.
Cricket Scotland therefore reminds clubs and others that cricket activity remains suspended and all cricket facilities should remain closed until 1st July at the earliest.

Cricket Season – Update from Cricket Scotland

Tuesday 13 May 2020

Cricket Scotland have today issued further instruction with regard to the cricket season.

Main features are –

> Ground and player preparation postponed to at least 1 July 2020.

> No matches of any kind before at least  1 August 2020

> No league cricket (and it follows no promotion and relegation) this season.

> Further consideration will be given to play and formats from 1 August 2020.  Some suggestions expected from East of Scotland Cricket Association. 

Cricket Scotland Press Release