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Updated: Apr 8



Welcome back to Blackheath Cricket Club at the start of the 2021 season.

Blackheath CC has two grounds and pavilions, at Blackheath and Grafham, which will be in constant use throughout this season. At least for the first part of the season, until lockdown rules are relaxed further, we will have various rules in place to ensure that government and ECB guidance for the return to cricket (which can be found in our Covid-19 information section) is adhered to. These rules may well be changed in the course of the season.

As a visitor to our grounds and pavilions over the coming weeks, this note is intended to ensure that everyone is aware of what to expect upon arrival whilst the current lockdown restrictions remain in place, and what we ask of you when you visit our sites.

Blackheath –

  1. The pavilion will be closed apart from the away changing room in which a toilet will be available. No changing will be permitted in this changing room.

  2. Assuming lockdown restrictions are eased as currently planned, an outside bar will be available from early evenings with helper service after 12 April 2021. This will open on Saturday 17 April and thereafter on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Contactless payment is strongly encouraged.

  3. A marquee has been set up, with no side panels to allow for ventilation, in the event that people wish to safely social distance under cover.

  4. No cricket teas or drinks will be provided by the club for the time being, although this will be reviewed later in the season.

  5. Sanitiser will be available around the site.

  6. An isolation room, which is the home changing room, is available if any visitor develops Covid-19 symptoms whilst on site.

Grafham -

  1. The pavilion will be closed apart from the disabled changing room in which a toilet will be available. No changing will be permitted in this room.

  2. Assuming lockdown restrictions are eased as currently planned, an outside bar will be available from early evenings with helper service after 12 April 2021. This will open on Thursday 22 April and thereafter on Thursday evenings (women and girls training evenings) and Saturday evenings (when there is a 3rd XI match). We hope that it will also be possible to open it on Tuesday evenings.

  3. No cricket teas or drinks will be provided by the club, although this will be reviewed later in the season.

  4. Sanitiser will be available around the site.

  5. In the event of poor weather, please return to your cars.

  6. An isolation room, which is the home changing room, is available if any visitor develops Covid-19 symptoms whilst on site.

What we ask of you as a visitor, be you a player, official or spectator...

As a player or official

  1. Please come already changed.

  2. Please bring your own food and drink.

  3. Please return to your vehicle if play is delayed due to inclement weather.

  4. Please bring your own sanitiser where possible. We will provide wipes for the cricket balls and stumps.

  5. Please remember the social distancing and cleanliness rules throughout your visit, both on and off the pitch.

  6. Please ensure that the club has all your team and officials details as required by the Government’s Test and Trace requirements.

  7. Please don’t ignore signs. They are for the benefit of everyone attending and as such should be taken seriously.

As a spectator

  1. You may wish to bring your own seat. Benches are located around the ground but the club cannot guarantee their cleanliness.

  2. Please bring your own food and drink.

  3. Please return to your vehicle if play is delayed due to inclement weather.

  4. Please bring your own sanitiser where possible.

  5. Please remember the social distancing and cleanliness rules throughout your visit, on and off the pitch.

  6. You will be asked at the bar to provide your contact details as required by the Government’s Test and Trace requirements. Even if you do not use the bar, but are located close to other people on the site, we would advise that you provide details for your own safety in the event of an issue with Covid-19 at a later date.

  7. Please don’t ignore signs. They are for the benefit of everyone attending and as such should be taken seriously.

For further information from the ECB about the Covid-19 situation, please read here.


Driving in the village and on the track up to the club


Finally, on a separate note, please can all visitors to the club arriving by car bear in mind that Blackheath is a small village with narrow lanes. There is a 20 mph advisory speed limit in the village generally and a 5mph speed limit on the track up to the club. Please do respect these speed limits at all times and make sure you drive carefully and considerately.


On the very limited occasions when you are asked to exit the club by using the track alongside the ground in front of the houses, please drive extremely slowly, both because there are likely to be children about and because if you drive at any speed at all, it kicks up clouds of dust. Your consideration will be much appreciated.

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