The 2020 Romsey season

As has now become traditional, the main question facing the club over the winter was whether there would be a 2020 Romsey season at all. Usually, though, it's Romsey's existence that's the focus, whereas this year it was the season itself that was under threat. The danger, of course, was the unchecked spread of the coronavirus across the planet, and long before our first scheduled fixture (on May 2) the country had been put on lock-down and a simple walk outside was a luxury - the idea of a cricket match seemed like something from an alternate reality.

Recreational cricket did eventually return to the UK in mid-July, and the CCA organisers moved mountains to organise a reduced league. But, after a lovely team Zoom chat, it was reluctantly agreed that we wouldn't be able to participate, mainly because of the numbers of players who'd have to travel great distances - although we only had four Junior 3 remaining fixtures anyway. (And the fact that Trinity College was open only to College members meant that we wouldn't have a home ground anyway.)