Here is this week’s round-up of information for YCSPL clubs. 
 
Cancellations. Clubs are reminded that when a game is cancelled, in addition to notifying the umpires appointed on Who’s the Umpire, home clubs must also notify the relevant Umpires Association appointments secretary (David Ward or Linzey Scothern). This allows umpires to be diverted elsewhere whenever possible. 
 
Covid guidance. The ECB has now published guidance on the changes for cricket in the third stage of the government roadmap out of lockdown (from 17 May). The main changes for clubs are that: 
 
Changing rooms and showers can open subject to social distancing, sanitization & risk assessments. Players are encouraged to minimise their use by arriving in kit and showering at home where possible. They are not to be used at rain breaks. The League will not require changing rooms to be open – it is for clubs to decide whether they are content to do this. 
Hospitality. Food and drink may be served both indoors and outdoors. Clubs may serve customers in groups of up to 6 (or 2 households) indoors, or in groups of up to 30 outdoors. If alcohol is served at a club, table service will be required – even if no alcohol is ordered. If alcohol is not served, customers can order and collect food and drink from a counter but it must be consumed whilst seated at a table. 
Teas can be served where this can be done following government guidance on hospitality. No club will be required to serve teas - clubs should only serve teas when they are ready to do so safely. 
Spectators are permitted at all grounds but must observe social distancing and the gathering limit of 30 (overall ground limit 1,000). 
Travel. Car sharing is now permitted. 
 
Please note
Club officials must read the guidance on the ECB website Recreational Cricket Covid Guidance page and be clear on the requirements. 
Home clubs should contact visiting teams in good time to advise them of the facilities to be provided. 
All clubs must ensure that they operate in a diligent manner and in line with the guidance. 
 
Mick Savage Trophy. Following last weekend’s games, below is the updated draw for the second round, with just three first round games still to be played. These games are to be played on Sunday 6 June: 
 
9 - Sheffield Collegiate 3rds v Doncaster Town 2nds 
10 - Aston Hall 2nds v Treeton 2nds 
11 - Upper Haugh v Norton Woodseats/Worsbrough Bridge 
12 - Wakefield Thornes 2nds v Wickersley Old Village 2nds/Frecheville Community 
13 - Thorpe Hesley & High Green or South Kirkby v Monk Bretton 
14 - Hallam 2nds v Whitley Hall 2nds 
15 - Green Moor v Norton Oakes 
16 - Rotherham Town v Darfield 
 
Presidents Trophy. Following last weekend’s games, the second round draw is now complete. These games are to be played on Sunday 30 May: 
 
9 - Kexborough v Conisbrough 2nds 
10 - Whiston Parish Church 2nds v Tickhill 2nds 
11 - Higham v Parkhead 
12 - Upper Haugh 2nds v Shiregreen 2nds 
13 - Darfield 2nds v Wath 2nds 
14 - Barnsley Woolley Miners 3rds v Caribbean 
15 - Penistone v Oughtibridge War Memorial 2nds 
16 - Cawthorne 2nds v Sprotbrough 2nds 
 
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