This Friday (25th June) sees Greenmount welcome our T20 opponents from Rochdale to Brandlesholme Road.
The following describes the arrangements we have in place to make everyone’s stay at the Log Cabin as safe as it possibly can while you hopefully enjoy the cricket on offer.
Wickets are pitched at 6.15pm, although the umpires will make every effort to start a bit earlier if both teams are ready by 6pm.
Covid regulations still mean that all hospitality from the bar has to be ordered from our waiting on staff who will be circling the ground looking to take you orders.
Payment will be by card only. Greenmount CC members are asked to bring membership cards with them as these will be used for test and trace purposes.
All non-members will be asked to either log in via the Covid 19 QR code or on our own Test and Trace signing in sheet.
While our waiting on service has been very well received, we are conscious that for larger crowds we need to look to reduce waiting times for spectators sitting furthest away from the clubhouse.
To that end we are looking to station some of our waiting on staff at two “bottle storage points” around the ground where the waiting on staff will be able to pick up bottles of San Miguel, Corona & Peroni and get them to those customers furthest away much quicker than they would do were they required to return to the clubhouse.
Because the drink options will be limited (either San Miguel, Corona or Peroni) we will be offering them at a discounted price of two for £5. We hope the price discount helps overcome the impact of the significantly reduced choice and that customers will appreciate that is one way of trying to overcome the impact of the strict “waiting on” policy that the Covid regulations demand. Please bear with us while we look to continue to improve the service we are giving to you in these very difficult times.
We also need to remind spectators that Covid regulations require that everyone is sat down when ordering and drinking alcohol. We have significantly increased our seating capacity this year and continue to increase it, but spectators can help us in this by bringing their own camping chairs. We will have club officials around the ground reminding spectators of these regulations as well as the more usual social distancing requirements.
The waiting on and sitting down protocols apply when inside the clubhouse, as is the requirement to wear a mask when stood up inside, although exemptions do apply in relation the wearing of masks.
Our kitchen will be serving Carrs Pasties (meat and potato and cheese) as well as tea and coffee. As with the bar, payment by card will be required.
An entry charge of £2 for adults (senior citizens and children under 18 are free) will be taken within the ground, please look out for our club official who will be in evidence taking payment which will be in the form of cash.
Raffle tickets will be given to all people who pay the £2 fee, the draw for the raffle will take place in between innings.
I hope all the above helps set out how we are trying to make the Log Cabin as safe as possible for your visit to the T20. Your support in following the various Covid requirements / protocols would be very much appreciated. I hope everyone enjoys their stay.
ROB KILVINGTON (GCC chairman)