CCCC – Training, matches and 2020 Club Membership

Dear CCCC member, parent or carer,
 
We trust you are all well and staying safe.
 
Following our last email (which included an update from the ECB), we wanted to let you know about an update we have had from the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association (CYCA).
 
Just to explain, the CYCA run and administer all the local league and cup competitions (which CCCC participate in) across all age groups. They have now contacted us to say there is a distinct chance that the ECB will allow ‘recreational’ cricket matches to be played again soon, possibly as early as the middle of July. Great news!
 
Whilst the likelihood of organising a league (or leagues) is very unlikely, the CYCA are working with local clubs to see how much appetite there is for organising friendly matches. We have obviously gone back to them to say we are very keen to be involved as much as we can.
 
There is still some way to go before we can confirm any actual matches, but it is a step in the right direction.
 
With this in mind, we would like to re-start our membership process and get members signed up for the remainder of the 2020 season as soon as possible. Firstly, this will help us to get a better idea of how many children are keen to play and train this summer, should outdoor training and matches become possible. Secondly, it is also required from a league and insurance point of view.
 
So, we would like to ask all members (who are keen to play this season) to complete the online membership and code of conduct forms asap (Link below).
 
https://cityofcambridgecc.co.uk/membership/
 
Some of you have already done this, prior to the Covid-19 lock down and, if this is the case, there is no need to do it again. If you are not sure then please drop us an email and we can confirm if you have already completed the forms (hello@cityofcambridgecc.co.uk).
 
Just to be clear, we ARE NOT asking for any registration fees at this point in time. All we are asking for is the completed forms. The web-site does still mention paying your fee’s so please ignore this.
 
With regards to fees, we will assess this once we know more about how much cricket we can actually provide this summer. It is very likely we will charge a ‘per session’ fee instead of an annual fee, so that people are only paying for the sessions they attend. We will also try (as much as we can) to support families who have been directly impacted by Covid-19 with bursaries or reduced fees. More details to follow as and when  we are able to confirm cricket sessions.
 
Hopefully there is now some light at the end of the tunnel for the children who want to play cricket this summer. As mentioned previously, our first and only priority is to ensure that all our members, parents, carers, helpers and coaches stay safe and are not, in any way, put at risk when cricket resumes. This will guide all the decisions we make in the coming days and weeks.
 
If you have any questions on an of the above, or any other CCCC related topic, please do drop us a line using hello@cityofcambridgecc.co.uk

We will obviously keep you updated as and when we hear more from the ECB and the CYCA.
 
Best Regards,
The CCCC Team