Cricket at all levels has been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic but amateur sides more than most will want to return to the field as soon as possible in order to keep their club afloat.
Following England’s 2019 World Cup win, amateur cricket clubs looked to capitalise on a surge of popularity of cricket in the country. Instead, many were on the brink of collapsing due to lockdown put in measure to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Whilst some clubs were eventually able to partake in a reduced season, it still saw a huge loss in finances for clubs with The Cricketer reporting a potential £380million loss for the English game in April 2020.
Overtime investigates how coronavirus has impacted amateur Dorset League club, Broadstone Cricket Club, how they have dealt with the pandemic and how small cricket clubs like themselves will look to move on.