HYDE Cricket Club has been forced to close after an opposition player tested positive for coronavirus.
The Werneth Low-based side hopes to reopen for training on Friday.
But for the time being it has to be closed after an Under-19 player from Romiley, who took part in a match held at the club on Thursday, was confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.
All matches scheduled for today and – as things stand – next weekend have had to be cancelled, as have a summer camp and junior training sessions.
But it is hoped negative tests mean it can get back up and running.
John Buckley, on behalf of Hyde CC’s committee, said in a statement: “I’m sorry to report that the rest of this weekend’s cricket fixtures, senior and junior, have all been cancelled.
“This extends to next week’s games, including the summer camp and junior training sessions.
“The reason is simple. An Under 19’s player from Romiley, who took part in the match held at the club on Thursday, is confirmed to have contracted Covid-19.
“As such all the players and coaches involved in Thursday’s match will today make arrangements to get tested and self-isolate until the results are known.
“We will therefore review the current position once these results are in.
“If any of our players tests positive we will obviously let you know and take the necessary measures to notify and protect anyone we feel may be affected through direct contact.
“On this theme, please be advised that a number of the players from the Under 19’s game also took part in senior games on Saturday, so we must all be extremely vigilant.
“We have an individual and collective responsibility to be socially sensible and compliant of Government safety measures.
“Until we have the results of all those being tested this week we have taken the hard decision to close the club to all, with immediate effect.
“We obviously hope to have everyone tested, with negative results for all, in good time to re-open the club and fulfil next weekend’s fixtures.
“We also hope to have all this in place so we can have junior practice at the normal time on Friday evening.”