Welcome

Ropley Cricket Club is a long established village club in the heart of Hampshire. During the summer months the cricket club is the centre piece of village life. The club welcomes all new members and spectators will always receive a warm reception.

Ropley cricket club’s mission is to provide cricketing opportunities for all members of the community. We seek to provide a club where all ages and all abilities can develop their skills in a friendly welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunities club and support all ECB’s policies and guidelines. We have included a statement of Inclusion and Diversity in our Club Rules. For further information see the Summary of the 2019 Development Plan.  In support of our mission we expect players, guests and visitors to abide by our policies and standards of behaviour, a copy of the club rules and policies can be found on our website in the Clubmark section. 

***CALLING ALL SENIOR CRICKETERS***

Dear all

Hope you are all safe and well. The ECB have moved us to stage 3 in their road map to get us back to playing cricket. We are now allowed to run limited training sessions with groups of up to six people within the following guidelines:

  • Players showing any symptoms or having someone in their household showing symptoms cannot attend.
  • Social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (except between members of the same household).
  • Players must bring and only use their own equipment i.e. bat, pads, gloves, helmet, protective box, and thigh pads etc.
  • Players must bring their own cricket ball and only use that ball in training. If you would like us to purchase one for you, we can for £10 and add it to your invoice (see below).
  • No saliva or sweat should be applied to the ball at any time.
  • Players must wash hands at home, before and after using the outdoor facilities.


Two or more groups of six can train at the same time provided they are kept separate and social distancing and strict hygiene measures are observed at all times. Players should bring hand sanitation gel with them for their own use. All indoor facilities will be closed.

Each session will be for 1 hour and cost £3 per player. Initially the session will be run with two batters (rotating), two bowlers and the fifth padding up.

Women’s sessions will run weekly on Monday (sessions can be added if take up is greater than 12) and open seniors will occur on Friday. Initial timings are:

  • Monday: Women - 1900 to 2000 hrs
  • Friday: Open seniors - 1900 to 2000 hrs

Let us know if you would like to join the sessions. We are initially taking bookings of blocks of four sessions at a time. These may not be consecutive weeks at first if demand is great. We will look to enable everyone to get in as much cricket and attend as many sessions as possible as quickly as possible!

Please download and complete the membership form (PDF or Word) with your wish to attend training sessions/not and return to jaforrest2034@gmail.com . We will then confirm receipt with invoice and payment details (BACs transfer preferred) after which the coach/manager will communicate directly with you to confirm your booking and the sessions that you are available for. We cannot change attendees once confirmed.  The £12 for the block of four lessons is non-refundable.

This approach will be reviewed regularly and will be updated as any new guidelines are issued. We Look forward to hearing from you.

CRICKET NET - MEMBERS ONLY

Dear Ropley Cricket Club Members

Following ECB guidance we are now able to open the nets for 1 to 1 use or family groups. We must follow both ECB and Government guidelines on social distancing and can currently only open one net at a time so are limited in the capacity of our facility.

We have a booking system ready for members to book time slots. Time slots will be for 50 minutes on the hour, with a 10 minute turn around time between slots. To book a slot you need to email ropleyccnets@gmail.com with

  • Date & time you want to book
  • Name of the adult present
  • Mobile telephone number

We will then reply to you and confirm that time is available or try to offer you an alternative. You need to receive this confirmation before going to the nets.

We will be expecting the adult booking the facility in their name to be responsible for their group in ensuring everything is left as it was when arrived.  You must bring all your own equipment including stumps.

We can only offer this booking system to members and they will be regarded as the Club representative on site. We may also ask you to confirm that the membership details we have for you are up to date when booking.

If you are planning on booking the nets please ensure you have read the guidance on the link below regarding your responsibilities.

https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/1668576/ecb-guidelines-for-the-use-of-outdoor-cricket-facilities-in-lockdown

The pavilion will unfortunately not be open for general use.

We will be continually reviewing how this process is working to see if any changes are required.

If anyone has any questions or would like to feedback on the arrangements please drop us an email on chair@ropleycc.co.uk

RCC Committee 

Looking to play THIS summer?

If you are looking to play some cricket this Summer whether socially or seriously then we have opportunities available across the club. Why not come along to one of our informal indoor training sessions at Amery Hill in January to have a go at turning your arm or knocking the ball about. Details above.

Alternatively, send an email to membership@ropleycc.co.uk

 

All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket provides boys and girls from 5-8 years old with 8 weeks of non-stop fun. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing your child with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The ECB remain optimistic that All Stars Cricket will be able to take place later in the summer.

Book your childs place now.

***CALLING ALL YOUNG CRICKETERS***

Hope you are all safe and well.

The ECB have moved us to stage 3 in their road map to get us back to playing cricket. As such we are now allowed to run limited training sessions, with groups of up to six people (1 coach + 5 children) and within the following guidelines.

  • Children either showing any symptoms or having someone in their household showing symptoms cannot attend
  • Social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (except between members of the same household)
  • Children must bring and only use their own equipment i.e. bat, pads, gloves, helmet, protective box, and thigh pads etc..
  • Children must bring their own cricket ball and only use that ball in training, if you would like us to purchase one for you we can for £10. We suggest that you initial your child's ball.
  • No saliva or sweat should be applied to the ball at any time
  • Children must wash hands at home, before and after using the outdoor facilities
  • It is permissible for two or more groups of six (6) to train at the same time provided they are kept separate, and social distancing and strict hygiene measures are observed

The club will look to only have ever two groups on the recreation ground at any one time. The indoor facilities will be closed.

The session will be for 1 hour and an adult from each household must remain for the whole time and watch the session. The adult will be responsible for bringing their child's hand sanitiser, which must be applied before, during (if your child coughs into their hands) and after the session. In the first instance the session will be run with two batsmen (rotating), two bowlers and the fifth padding up. At the moment we are tentatively looking at running at least one session per age group depending on demand. Each session will cost £3 per child.

The girls will run three sessions on Tuesday

  • 1700 - 1800 GU11
  • 1800 - 1900 GU13
  • 1900 - 2000 GU16

and the open age groups on Wednesday

  • 1800 - 1900 U11
  • 1900 - 2000 U15

and on Thursday

  • 1800 - 1900 U13
  • 1900 - 2000 U13

At this time we don't feel that it's manageable to offer an U9 session with the current guidelines. If they change we will revisit this. If there is greater demand than sessions available, then again we will look to organise more. If you are interested in booking, we will book in a child for a block of four sessions at a time. Please note that these may not be consecutive weeks if demand is great.

Please electronically complete the junior membership form below and return to membership@ropleycc.co.uk Please indicate whether you would like the club to purchase a new hard/incredi ball for your child

We will then get back to you to confirm receipt with payment details (preferred BACs transfer), after which the coach will communicate directly with you in terms of the sessions that you can make your child available for. The coach will then confirm which children are attending which session in advance. Unfortunately, we cannot change attendees once confirmed.  The £12 for the block of four lessons is non refundable due to your child not attending or cancellation due to bad weather - a lot of work and logistics has gone in to make these sessions happen. All our coaches and admin are volunteers and we need to keep this as simple as possible: quite a challenge at this time as you will no doubt understand only too well!

This approach will be reviewed regularly and will need to be updated if any new guide lines are issued.

Junior Membership Form 2020

Hampshire Cricket Board Podcast

Women and girls cricket - Ropley CC leading the way

 

LOOKING FOR KIT?

In conjunction with Serious Cricket who are our sports kit partner.

Visit our junior store

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DYNAMOS CRICKET - CANCELLED FOR 2020

The ECB have reached the tough decision that Dynamos Cricket will not take place in 2020. With the restrictions caused by COVID-19, we are unable to launch a brand new programme, provide Money Can't Buy Opportunities and deliver a high-quality experience with fully trained activators this summer.

All those who have signed up to the 2020 Dynamos Cricket programme will receive an automatic refund.