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Friday, July 3, 2020

Recreational cricket is set to resume next weekend after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to back-track on his earlier claim that issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms made the sport unsafe.

Wimbledon fortnight should have been in full swing by now and wannabe players would normally have been picking up dusty rackets and heading outside to pretend to be one of the stars of the tournament.

Fairlands Valley Spartans picked up two second-places at the St Albans Striders Summer Solstice 10K – virtually anyway.

While the quickening of the return from lockdown will see concert venues, restaurants, pubs and other places re-open to the public, Boris Johnson has said cricket remains a no go due to the ball being “a natural vector of disease”.

The nationally observed Bike Week organised by Cycling UK came to an end at the weekend – and members of the Stevenage & North Herts branch certainly made the most of it by putting in plenty of miles.

One of the jewels in the crown of any British sporting summer is the Wimbledon fortnight but while that has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic, one lawn tennis club is at least seeing some tennis played on its courts.

There will be no domestic professional cricket until August at the very least – casting serious doubt over whether clubs in the Herts Cricket League will see any form of action this year.

Reality may still be some way off but with the lockdown slowly easing, life is beginning to return to some sort of normality at Ickleford Cricket Club.

Bookmakers issued a mixed report as British racing returned from a 76-day absence, with most firms describing trade as brisk.

Saracens Mavericks have said they are “deeply saddened” by the end of the Netball Superleague and admits the decision makes the future of the franchise far from rosy.

Stevenage & North Herts AC members have found novel ways of keeping fit during lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Letchworth Croquet Club had to cancel their AGM due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that did not stop chairman John Noble issuing his annual report to members.

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage, claims Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

A new three-year deal with Goodwin Boxing is just the start of the next stage in the blossoming career of Hitchin’s Tom Ansell.

The Herts Cricket League have set their sights on a July date to finally kick the season off – and have made further decisions on how any new campaign will look.

British Rowing has today launched a Row to the Moon challenge, following the success of the recent One Minute Challenge.

Hitchin boxer Tom Ansell has agreed a three-year extension with Goodwin Boxing and he hopes there will be gold at the end of this particular rainbow.

A fixture list outlining meetings to the end of June will be published by the British Horseracing Authority on Friday, with 72-hour declarations employed until further notice.

It may come as a surprise to some but bowls has become the next sport to reopen their doors – albeit with a number of restrictions.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has released guidelines to players and clubs on steps to take to stay safe when exercising in an outdoor cricket club environment.

This weekend should have seen the start of the league fixtures in the Herts Cricket League but like all other sport it has had to take a backseat.

Swimming coaches and clubs are set to benefit from grant funding being offered from The Swimathon Foundation.

With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

With sport shut down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

The new board in charge of minor counties cricket say there is no date set for a resumption following the coronavirus pandemic.

With sport shut down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

With live sport remaining on hold during the ongoing coronavirus shutdown, why not put your sporting general knowledge to the test?

With sport shut down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with a quiz?

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