Connect with us


Bradfordian gives an explosive picture of the return of recreational crickets

In its current form, recreational cricket should not continue from July 4, as many had hoped.

But despite many people putting pressure on the government to overturn this decision, a Bradford resident is very much against return.

Here is his letter to the T&A:

Dear editor,

Local cricket has been in decline for decades; one of the main reasons for this is the board of the recreation game, which still pretends Fred Trueman is leading the Yorkshire attack on Bradford Park Avenue.

The hopeless reactions of local leagues to the pandemic demonstrate a lack of clear thinking.

Your correspondent (26/6) wrote, “There is still hope that recreational cricket can still continue on or around July 4.”

Has he ever prepared a cricket ground? Even worse, the five-stage plan by the governing body (ECB) clearly states that no cricket is possible while social distance persists.

You quote David Young, President of the Bradford Premier League: “We have always recognized that the health and safety of the cricket community must be the primary goal.”

So why is he trying to resume a game that cannot be socially distant? Cricket is the essence of a social sport.

Most cricket dressing rooms are little more than large wardrobes; cram eleven players with gigantic bags and then try social distance? But we can change outside!

And if it rains then what? Twenty-two stacks of soaked equipment, plus players, referees and scorers seeking refuge, where?

Some competitions speak of double weekends in August; how do you clean dressing and toilet areas after the game, since most players just want to show up and play before they disappear?

Also keep in mind that August is a holiday month when it’s hard enough to get teams for one game per weekend.

And no saliva on the ball; Well, we can always rely on players not messing with the ball, can we?

Of course, the ECB’s PR department makes the right noises, even if they contradict their established guidelines.

But like football, money is the only deal in the city right now, and the TV paymasters must be adhered to.

So we have sports on Sky again to avoid huge discounts to (Rupert) Murdoch.

This gives airtime to Michael Vaughan, an expert on rent-a-quote, and urges us cricketers to go out while trying to do a (Marcus) Rashford.

Has he ever swept a dressing room, rolled a wicket, or any of the other countless tasks we have to do every Saturday? How do we do this in isolation?

It talks about competitions that organize short-side cricket – maybe six or eight against a side – although the one who came up with that idea must have been in the club bar all night.

Given the average age of most teams, we need more field players, no less! What about the clubhouse bars, traditionally the main source of club income, but much less nowadays when habits change?

Perhaps, since this income is more difficult to generate, can clubs finally break the habit of paying stupid money to entice moderate players and get back to the real spirit of cricket?

Those who are currently crying the bad story have largely created their own problems.

I urge the leagues to use this time to rethink the whole grassroots game approach.

Keep your heads together and think about how we can come back in 2021 with an offering that somehow secures the future of the game.

Now is not the time to sit there, just hoping the clouds will blow and we’ll be back soon.

Steve Wilson – 7 Lenton Villas, Idle, Bradford, BD10 8LT

(Footnote – the ECB’s roadmap can be found here –

What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: [email protected]: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos

picture credit


to request, modification Contact us at Here or [email protected]

Entertainment9 seconds ago

Watch the funny clip – Hollywood Life

Kris Jenner has never looked so good! The mother of six raided her daughter Kim’s wardrobe without her knowledge and...

Business24 seconds ago

Mercedes-Benz sells 2,948 cars in the first half of 2020: GLS represents 22% of June sales

Mercedes-Benz India has delivered 2,948 new cars to its customers with SUVs in mind. The company is recording positive growth...

Health1 min ago

Research reveals that good gut bacteria help reduce the risk of heart disease-ANI

Ohio [USA], July 12 (ANI): One of the great bacteria found in the human intestine, scientists have discovered a previously...

International2 mins ago

Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi tests positive for COVID-19- The New Indian Express

from Express News Service BENGALURU: The Minister of Tourism of Karnataka CT Ravi has tested positive for COVID-19, making him...

Uncategorized4 mins ago

Ayan Ali will release seven new songs in two weeks

Pakistani blockbuster Ian Ali, who was declared guilty in a coin smuggling case, was fleeing for nearly five years without...

Sports4 mins ago

Cricket: Sheldon Jackson quits Saurashtra and now plays for Puducherry

Former England captain Michael Vaughan thinks Joe Denly should pave the way for skipper Joe Root out of shape in...

Tech5 mins ago

Google boosts fake news, illegal content monitoring on YouTube

Seoul, July 12 (IANS) Google’s video sharing platform YouTube will work with South Korea to carefully monitor and prevent the...

International5 mins ago

Polish elections: The clash of ideals as voters elect the president

Copyright Reuters Poles are voting in a presidential election, which is seen as a battle for the country’s future and...

Entertainment6 mins ago

Bollywood star and son hospitalized for coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his son both tested positive for coronavirus and were hospitalized in India. Nanavati Super Specialty...

Politics7 mins ago

President Donald Trump seen wearing a facial mask at the Maryland Military Hospital – New York news, sports, weather, traffic and the best

New York Weather: CBS2 7/11 11-Hour Night Forecast Vanessa Murdock of PMCBS2 has your weather forecast for July 11 at...