We have received clarification from Kirklees Council on the new government restrictions with regards to gatherings of no more than 30 people in an outdoor space.
With the recent Kirklees press release asking people to not hold events that can attract groups of more than 30 people and the new local lockdown socialising restrictions We are of the opinion that cricket matches can go ahead, as there is no mention of sporting events needing to stop.
In line with Kirklees recent press release, we would strongly advise that you do not have spectators at matches as it would be difficult to maintain numbers below 30.
However under the new local lockdown guidance it does state that people can still meet in groups of up to 6 individuals in a public outdoor area and does not mention anything about not spectating sporting events.
The message from this guidance seems to discourage people from socialising privately and within close social settings such as cafes, pubs, restaurants etc. So if people are insistent on spectating, we would strongly advise they are in a single family unit, they must not socialise with any other families and keep two meters away from other households at all times.
If you feel like numbers are getting out of control an option could be to stop the game or call the police to assist and to move people on.The link identifies the new government restrictions: North West Of England Local Restrictions
We advise checking this link and news on regular basis as requirements and guidance are quick to change.