Back in the swing of things

July 28 2020
Back in the swing of things

CRICKETERS in the Frome Valley have been returning to action after losing half the season to the coronavirus pandemic.

Frampton Cotterell Cricket Club started with an inter-club match.

Things weren’t quite back to normal though: players had a safety briefing before play, hands had to be sanitised after every six overs, the clubhouse was closed and players had to bring their own tea. Even the fall of wickets was greeted differently, with fielders not allowed the traditional high-five celebration because of social distancing.

Frampton, Winterbourne, Coalpit Heath and Hambrook are now busy playing friendlies, with a curtailed league programme starting in August.