Life After Lockdown: The Return to Training


The return to cricket is getting closer with an anticipated start of the season now under a month away. Behind-the-scenes at The Cloudfm County Ground, the players are back in training and continuing to build their fitness for the 1 August start date.

The Cloudfm County Ground is currently closed to the public and we ask supporters not to make the trip unless visiting The Cricket Store during their Friday and Saturday opening hours.

Access to Chelmsford City Centre through the River Gate is closed for the foreseeable future and alternative routes via New London Road must be made if using the ground’s pay and display car park.

Life after lockdown has seen a number of different changes to the way the squad trains.

The bowlers each have their own allotted box of balls to train with, each batsman must only use and touch their own equipment and that’s after the rigorous safety precautions in operation across the ground for the protection of players and staff.

Head of Athlete Development spoke to Essex Cricket TV this week to discuss the protocols put in place to aid a return to training and how everyone is adapting to the new ways of working.