We hope you and your families are staying safe and well during these difficult times.
We have had a number of enquiries about when we might be able to start playing cricket again, and it’s not great news sadly.
A statement from the ECB last week stated that all professional cricket is now suspended until at least July 1st.
This will also apply to all recreational cricket (including training), and in further bad news the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated that it might be difficult to allow any recreational sport at all in the coming months.
When asked on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show this weekend if there was any chance of smaller sporting clubs being able to play sport outside this summer, Raab said: "Very difficult because of the level and scale of interaction.
"I think the professional sport may be different because of the scale of testing that they would be able to introduce.
"We do want to look when it is safe and responsible at ways to allow more outdoors activities to take place, but again we have to have the evidence that it is a sure-footed step that does not allow coronavirus to get a grip back on the country."
So, sadly we remain in lockdown for the forseeable future and can only keep our fingers crossed that the situation improves sufficiently to allow us to get back out on the pitch.
In the meantime, our various committees continue to work hard behind the scenes to keep our club viable in these difficult times and are in discussion with a number of bodies and organisations regarding funding and potential grants to see us through this period.
Please be assured that if we do get the go ahead to play cricket at all this summer we will inform you immediately. The pitches are being maintained and will be ready to play on as soon as we get given clearance to do so.
The health and safety of all our members remains our utmost priority so we wish you well and will be in touch if and when we have any further news.
St Albans Cricket club.