Following the recent announcement from the government that recreational cricket matches can resume on Saturday 11th July there has been a flurry of information for clubs, volunteers and players to digest.

Please see below the very latest guidance available on returning to play:

ECB Before, During and After game infographic – Updated 14th July
ECB 8-step infographic for safe play – 9th July

For players

1. ECB communication direct to players – 9th July
2. Somerset Cricket Board communication to players, volunteers and supporters – 10th July
3. Useful Tips for Hygiene Breaks– 21st July

For groundskeepers

1. Grounds Management Association (GMA) guidance on preparing pitches – Updated 10th July

For clubs

1. ECB Return to Play guidelines – Updated 14th July
2. ECB Getting your clubhouse ready – 2nd July
3. ECB Club action checklist – 2nd July
4. ECB template Risk Assessment – 2nd July
5. Sport England Hygiene Posters
6. Return to Cricket Umpire Template– 21st July
7. Return to Cricket Member Template– 21st July
8. Return to Cricket Players Template– 21st July
9. Return to Cricket Opposing Team Template– 21st July
10. Club Activity Checklist for pre-game preparation– 21st July
11. ECB Printable Signage – 21st July
12. Useful Tips for Step 4 Cricket– 21st July

For coaches

  1. ECB Coaches infographic step 4 – Updated 16th July
  2. ECB Coaches returning to matches step 4 – Updated 16th July

For officials

1. ECB guidance for Umpires and Scorers – 8th July
2. ECB infographic for officials – 8th July
3. Useful Tips for Umpires & Scorers– 21st July


1.ECB Return to Cricket Plan FAQs – Update 14th July

If you would like to get in touch to seek clarification or support, please contact either: – 07557783682 – 07772538068