Date: 15th Aug 2022
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WEEK 12. SUN SAFETY GUIDANCE FROM THE ECB

Date: 15th July 2022

plus Fixtures and Umpires - plus Lancashire Cup and Village Cup

 

SUN SAFETY

 

Temperatures across England and Wales are set to top 30oC in the coming days. We won’t be issuing specific instructions on how clubs and leagues should navigate this unusually warm weather. However, we felt it necessary to highlight the duty of care that the game has over players and officials whilst on the cricket field.

As always, the ground, weather and light remain under the jurisdiction of umpires / coaches. Below are some pointers that may help ‘Get the Game On’ this weekend.

KEEP HYDRATED

  • take extra drinks breaks .e.g. every 10 overs and also allows drinks to be brought on at the fall of each wicket.
  • replace lost electrolytes

EMBRACE THE SHADE

  • use sun cream, wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves
  • create additional shaded areas for the batting side
  • employ a 12th man to rotate fielders where competition regulations allow

LIMIT PEAK SUN EXPOSURE

  • If possible, consider rescheduling matches or training away from the middle of the afternoon when the sun will be hottest

GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

The Grounds Management Association have published an essential guide for Cricket Grounds Managers on:

  • working safely in the heat and sun, and
  • how to adapt your pitch preparation and maintenance to keep pitches playing safely in dry, hot conditions.

You and your groundstaff can view the guidance on the GMA Toolkit for Cricket homepage.

Above all we encourage everyone look out for each other and to stay alert to signs of heat exhaustion in yourself and others. Symptoms include - dizziness, headaches, nausea.

Note the heat poses an even greater risk to children so we recommend being particularly cautious with activity involving under 18s

Have fun and stay safe.

https://www.umpapps.org/this-week

SUNDAY AND MID-WEEK | mcua (umpapps.org)

Sunday 17 July

Ormskirk v Northern 1pm  Lancashire Cup  S/F

Leigh v Longridge  1pm Lancashire Cup   S/F

Rainford v Alvanley 1pm  Voneus Village Cup Q/F

 

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