Cricket suspended at Ryhope Cricket Club after reported Covid-19 case

Cricket has been suspended for 72 hours at Ryhope Cricket Club following a reported case of coronavirus.

Saturday, 1st August 2020, 5:16 pm

The cricket club, based on Ryhope Street, issued a statement to members on its Facebook page on Saturday, August 1 announcing that it was suspending play following the reported case at the club.

Ryhope Cricket Club said it had received a report that a person who had visited its clubhouse on Friday, July 31, has tested positive for Covid-19.

The cricket club has decided to stop all cricket activity for 72 hours – despite staff’s confidence that the incident ‘has not affected the playing side’.

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The entrance to Ryhope Cricket Club. Image by Google Maps.

In the Facebook post, club chairman Ian Lawrence and club secretary Alan Mason said: “There was a reported coronavirus case which occurred in the clubhouse late last night.

"Whilst we are confident this has not affected the playing side, safety of our players and parents is paramount.

"Therefore, the committee has taken the decision to suspend all cricket activity for 72 hours until we are in full possession of all facts.

“Your patience and cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated and we will keep you posted on all developments.”

Ryhope Cricket Club said that more information on the situation will be passed on as soon as possible.

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