Taplow Cricket Club
Bringing English Village Cricket to life
Taplow Cricket Club has been part of the local community since 1850.
Playing at the top of the hill on the picturesque Ten Acres ground, the club currently runs two Saturday teams playing in the Thames Valley Cricket League and a Sunday eleven for all ages which plays competitive but friendly matches.
The club has a thriving Colts section which provides coaching for boys and girls age 6 and up, with an opportunity to get experience of playing in teams in junior league cricket.
The club is always interested in finding new players who may be interested in joining the club.
There are also opportunities for sponsors who might be interested in supporting the club.
ECB statement on suspension of cricket
The ECB has issued the following statement:
Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.
This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.
Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities – particularly at junior levels.
Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.
It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.
Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues – who will have such a huge role to play in our nation’s response to coming out of this situation.
The statement can be read here.
Taplow Cricket Club
The suspension of the new season is a disappointment for everyone who loves cricket and who would normally be looking forward in anticipation to the resumption of play. Preparations for the new seaon were well underway. However the health and well-being of everyone connected with the club must be our priority at this time.
The suspension of all activities will leave Taplow Cricket Club, and most other clubs at our level, with some difficult decisions to make in order to ensure the continuity of cricket once it is possible for play to resume.
The club has many financial costs, many of which will continue regardless of the suspension, whilst there will be no income in the forseeable future.
It would be nice to hope that some form of cricket may be possible at some time during the summer months. In the meantime we wish all connected with Taplow Cricket Club our best wishes – please take care, stay safe and well.
The club Committee will consider what can be done to ensure that Taplow Cricket Club can continue for many more years to come and would welcome any support that you may be able to give to assist with this, when the time is right.