Damage to the ground and property

As most of you are aware, the club has taken the decision, despite being a private club and private property, to open up the ground to be used as a community facility by members of the public during the lockdown.  The response has been excellent and those visiting have, almost universally, treated the ground with respect.

Unfortunately, for the past few days, a group of, we understand, teenagers on bikes, have been visiting the ground in the evenings, riding their bikes across the field and thus damaging the playing area, and also causing damage to the mobile nets and covers.  The police have been informed and will be patrolling the ground for us but we would ask members of the public also be vigilent.  If you see anyone mis-using or abusing the ground or the equipment, please do not confront them but rather, call the police on 101.

Hopefully this message will filter to those involved that their behaviour will not be tolerated and that the community, for ultimately, we are a community club, will rally around to support us.  Many thanks in advance for your assistance and diligence.

Net Rules – reminder

MMCC nets reopened today but everyone is reminded of the need to follow some basic rules.  As well as the Protocol (see here), please remember:

  • Social distancing rules must be observed at all times
  • Nets are for the use of members only (save for the exception below)
  • No non-members are permitted to use the nets
  • Up to 2 households can share a net
  • All net sessions must be booked in advance
  • A member can attend for one to one coaching but only with an ECB qualified coach.  That coach has to hold a curent ECB coaching qualification, level 2 or above, but does not need to be a member of the club, must be coaching a member of the club, and must adhere to all guidelines and the club’s own Protocol.

Please abide by these rules and help us keep the nets open and users safe.

Thanks.

Booking a net at Miskin Manor CC

With the announcement on Friday 19th June 2020 that outdoor nets are now able to take place the club have been considering the most appropriate way to allow members to start practicing cricket again.  Members should be aware that the club is bound by the guidance issued from time to time by the ECB and Cricket Wales which currently includes inter-alia, a “representative” from the club in attendance during sessions.

As such, the club is yet again dependant on the goodwill of its volunteers to ensure the net sessions are able to run as advertised below.  Key to our ability to continue to offer sessions is that those who use the nets abide by the conditions below and attached.

The club have produced a policy/procedure on the use of the Nets/Cricket Centre.

In summary:

  • Members will need to agree to abide by the policy/protocol
  • Members will need to Book in advance using the club’s online system 36hrs before session (reduced to 24hrs for bookings on Monday the 22nd only)
  • Nets will be open 10:00 – 12:00 and 18:00 – 20:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Members will need to bring all their own equipment (there will be no equipment inc. stumps in the centre for members’ use)
  • Members will need to adhere to social distancing and hand washing (you will need to provide your own hand sanitiser/wipes)

The procedure for booking the nets will be as follows:

  1. Download a copy of the policy/protocol below and send a signed copy to the club’s net booking e-mail cc.nets@hotmail.com (only necessary for the first booking that your household makes).

2020.06.20 MMCC Net policy

  1. Once that is received you will be e-mailed a link to the online booking system.
  1. Book your session and await your confirmation e-mail (Please add the cc.nets@hotmail.com email to your trusted e-mails so the e-mail does not end up in your spam/unwanted e-mail).
  1. Sit tight and wait for your allotted spot.
  1. Enjoy your net! (Please bring e-mail confirmation of booking with you.

NOTES:

Steps 1 and 2 only need to be followed on 1st booking 2nd and subsequent bookings can be made direct on the website.

Sessions are 50min long and members should leave the Cricket Centre immediately that their session is finished.

The barrier will not be open so factor a walk up the drive into your timings.

Returning to net practice – update

In light of the announcement this lunchtime, and the subsequent clarification from Cricket Wales, the club is in the process of implementing a safe return to net practice.

Key considerations will be:

  • An online net booking system
  • A Protocol which users of the nets must read and agree
  • No use of nets outside your allotted booking time
  • Social distancing and personal hygiene measures to be maintained
  • Only 2 out of the 4 nets will be available
  • Up to 2 households can share a net (it appears) subject to social distancing

Full details will appear on the website over the next few days including the Protocol and how to book your net slot.  This facility will be open to members only.

However, for now, the club remains closed and members are not to use the facilities until further notice.

This is an extremely positive step and we are grateful to Cricket Wales for their swift confirmation of the position following the Welsh Government’s briefing.

Welsh Blood Service Appeal

The @Welsh Blood Service will be visiting  LLantrisant Leisure Centre and need your support.💪

If you are fit and well please click on the link below to book a convenient day and time. Blood Donation is classed as essential travel.

Please support your local session in these unprecedented times to continue vital supply of platelets and blood products.💕

Please click on this link to book an appointment there will be NO walk-in slots available   https://wbs.wales/LlanMiskinManCC

 

Interview with the Chairman

Listen to our Chairman Glenn Newberry, alongside Cricket Wales CEO, Leshia Hawkins, talk about the return to cricket.  Tune in to 107.9 GTFM from 2pm this afternoon or listen to the full interview here

A plea from @Jut15

Our very own Justin Thomas, ex Welsh rugby international, part-time cricketer, Head of PE At Bassleg School, a sort of a Miskin Joe Wicks, is looking for support for his school in their virtual Gwent clash with Tredegar.  Time is running out, please get on Twitter and support the team.  Remember, it’s for for kids.

A message from our Junior Coordinator – Keith Davies

A message from Keith Davies:

Hi Everybody,

Below are details of what should have been happening at Miskin Cricket Club starting on Saturday, May 16.

The purpose of this information is to let everybody know what a fantastic cricket club we have at Miskin and to appeal to everybody within the club, senior and junior sections, to help out where and when they can to get everything up and running, once this awful pandemic goes away and Cricket Wales gives us the go ahead to restart.

Please take care everybody and keep safe.

All the best,

Keith Davies

2020  Cricket at Miskin

Saturday, May 16:

9.00 – 11.00, Years 3 & 4 Under 9 coaching session.

1st v Pentyrch (Away)  Division 1.                             2nd v Lisvane (Home)  Division 3.

3rd v Penarth  (Away)   Division 7               4th v Mountain Ash 2nds( Home)  Division 12

Sunday, May 17:

10.00 – 13.00. 3 teams from Miskin play in under 9 festivals, each team at a different venue involving 4 clubs playing soft ball cricket matches. These festivals are often hosted at Miskin.

14.00   1st v Baglan (Away) Village Cup.

13.30. Mid. Glam Under 11 v Carmarthen (with a large number of Miskin players)

Monday, May 18: 2 teams Under 11 playing in the Cardiff & Vale League.

Tuesday, May 19: 2 teams Under 13 playing in the Cardiff & Vale League

Wednesday, May 20: Senior and Under 15 practice.

Thursday, May 21: 1 team Under 15 playing in the Cardiff & Vale League

Friday, May 22:   17.00 – 18.00: Practice for years 1 & 2 (Under 7 group) with older junior cricketers supervising skill stations

18.00 – 20.00: Practice for years 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Under 11  & 13 groups)

Cricket Centre: Throughout April, May and June, our cricket centre had been booked by Mid. Glam. County and Cricket Wales for a total of 14 hrs each week.

Dynamos and All Stars cricket was due to start early July.

Under 15 girls and senior ladies festivals were due to take place throughout the season.

 

 

 

Welsh Blood Service

The @Welsh Blood Service will be visiting Llantrisant Leisure centre in  May and we need your support.💪

If you are fit and well please click on the link below to book a convenient day and time. Blood Donation is classed as essential travel.

Please support your local session in these unprecedented times to continue vital supply of platelets and blood products.💕

Please click on this link to book an appointment there will be NO walk-in slots available   https://wbs.wales/LlanMiscCC

 

Cricket Wales Statement – 11th May 2020

Many members of the cricket family will no doubt be aware of various media reports following both FM Drakeford’s and PM Johnson’s addresses over the last few days, regarding their nation’s respective response to Coronavirus, which included the announcement of some significant impending easing of lockdown rules in England.

While some clarity is starting to filter through in respect of how sport and exercise might be undertaken in socially-distanced and restricted groups in England ONLY, Cricket Wales would like to reiterate that there has been no material change in restrictions on sports activity – including cricket – in Wales; In Wales, while members of the public are now permitted to leave the home to take exercise more than once per day, such exercise should still begin and end at home, and should be undertaken locally to your home.

Cricket Wales are in dialogue with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and with our partners at Sport Wales, the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) and the Welsh Government in respect of the on-going situation, including how cricket activity might be safely undertaken when lockdown restrictions are eventually eased in Wales. Until then, we sadly have to remind the cricket family that cricket activities should remain suspended in Wales, in line with Welsh Government restrictions

Cricket Wales staff remain at the disposal of our members and participants; We will continue to support our clubs and communities in whatever way we are asked, and for as long as this situation continues, to ensure that cricket comes back stronger when we are permitted to return.  We also invite the cricket community to continue to consult our website and social channels for the most up-to-date information and advice.

Stay safe, everyone – and please Stay Home wherever possible.

Leshia Hawkins

Chief Executive / Prif Weithredwr