Bilton Cricket Club Outdoor Nets

Net practice facilities are now available.

This is permitted for seniors only at this stage unless junior members were regular players in the first or second team in 2019.

To be able to use the facilities you must be a member of Bilton Cricket Club. Subs are now due and for this year it has been decided that cricket players will pay £20.00 for family membership to the club. This is essential to be paid as you will not be covered by any insurance of the club. Please ensure this is paid prior to undertaking practice.

There will be 1 grass cut net and 1 artificial net only. No other practice facilities will be available.

There are no scheduled dates available at the moment. Keep checking this page for upcoming dates.

Practice is for 45 minutes only with 15 minutes break/hand over.

Junior coaching on a 1:1 basis is now available.

From Monday to Friday at the times specified below there will be 1:1 coaching provided by Ryan Bradshaw or Richard Vass.

Juniors can book with Ryan or Richard for a hourly slot with the same rules and procedures applying.

Coaching will be provided in the grass net under the following timetable.

Tuesday: RB 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday: RV 4pm - 7pm
Thursday: RB 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Friday: RV 4pm - 7pm

The booking of the coaching will be directly with Ryan or Richard.

At the same times the artificial net will be available for juniors who can use this facility with their parent as a pair or with other family members under the same rules as the seniors These bookings are to be made through the site booking system as normal.

The coach at the ground will oversee the activity and be the responsible person in the ground.

Group Coaching starts Sat 20 June and Mon 22 June as detailed by Tony on Facebook

The following rules apply:

  1. Check for symptoms of COVID-19. In line with current Government guidance, if you are symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or if you are classified as extremely vulnerableon health grounds, you should remain at home and follow Government guidance.

  2. Social distancing rules to be followed at all times.

  3. People must travel to the ground individually, unless from the same household.

  4. Avoid public transport if at all possible.

  5. Practice restricted to 2 people in 1 net at any one time, unless all from the same household.

  6. Personal kit only. There will be no sharing of any kit in any form.

  7. No sweat or saliva can be used to manage the condition of the cricket ball.

  8. The clubhouse will remain closed with no access available.

  9. Failure to adhere to the rules laid down above and provided by ECB and UK Government could lead to personal barring of use of the facility and potential closing of the practice facilities for everybody.

  10. A representative of the club will be on hand at all times and will ensure adherence to these rules. Their judgement on any infringement observed will be final.

More detailed guidelines outlined by the ECB are available here:

Return to activity in a cricket club setting

To organise a restricted grass or artificial net session, book a time slot using the links below:

Net Session (Grass surface)

Net Session (Artificial surface)

Using Outdoor Nets During Lockdown