Cricket clubs such as Barrow, Furness and Dalton yesterday found out under which conditions they will finally be able to start playing again following the coronavirus pandemic

Recreational cricket is allowed to resume from tomorrow and clubs from the Furness area are arranging matches against each other ahead of a proposed T20 competition starting on July 25, with the clubs that make up the Cumbria Cricket League being split into groups.

The ECB have now released the guidelines for the restart, where social distancing rules will be expected to be adhered to.

Before making their way to games, players are instructed to take a personal check at home for COVID-19 symptoms and must not travel if they are demonstrating any.

Players must use only their own equipment throughout and must clean their bat when leaving the field of play. No sweat or saliva is to be applied at any times to the ball, which will be cleaned after every break in play, or after every six overs.

Players are to remain socially distanced at all times, with the one metre-plus rule coming in for wicketkeepers and slip fielders, while the rules remain in place for wicket celebrations and drinks breaks.

Meanwhile, batsmen will have to run within marked running lines that will keep them two metres away from the bowler or other batsman.