Cricket got back under-way in Dinas Powys over the weekend, for the first time in 2020 as lockdown restrictions were eased.
After the rigours of the last few months, as a Gareth Storey (3rd XI skip) XI took on an Alex Vowles (1st XI skip) XI in an inter-club game.
With plenty of people available and wanting to play, it was a 12 a-side affair with close attentions being paid to the social distancing and safety requirements demanded by the return to cricket guidance.
Players turned up ready to play with changing rooms off-limits, and their own tea as we are not yet allowed to organise communal teas.
Plenty of hand sanitiser was in use and markings on the ground and signage were used to remind players to keep 2 metres apart at all times.
On the field the score didn't really matter, as the main focus was getting back to playing cricket, albeit in slightly strange circumstances, where the ball couldnt be shined with spit or sweat, and had to be cleaned every 6 overs, For the record Alex Vowles XI ran out winners, but the main "win" was simply getting back out on the pitch.
With a restricted season the club is now looking to enjoy as many friendlies as they can over the coming weeks.