Update: We regret to announce that, in light of the surge in COVID-19 across the Metroplex, the recent cases at our own Upper School, and following guidance from regional health authorities, it is necessary for us to postpone our second annual Cricket Classic until further notice. We know many in our community were looking forward to this event, and we hope to be able to reschedule it for sometime in the spring.
We are thrilled to announce our second annual Cricket Classic between our brave teachers and our cricket-loving parents! Last year the match was a huge success and we are eagerly looking forward to another wonderful event.
This year’s Cricket Classic will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 9am-12pm at Cimarron Park in Irving. All are invited to attend the game as spectators. Bring a camp chair and a thermos of hot chocolate and enjoy some socially-distanced community and friendly competition!
Interested in Joining the Parent Team?
Update: All slots on the parent team have been filled, but all are invited to come watch the match and cheer on our teachers and parents.
Our faculty has put together an enthusiastic team and we are now looking for dedicated players to join the parent team captained by your very own Mr. Chauhan. Space on the team is limited, and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have created a Sign Up Genius for you to let us know if you would like to play. Once you have signed up you will be contacted by Coach Chauhan regarding specific details.
Great Hearts Irving’s 2020 Cricket Classic is generously sponsored by:
In planning our Cricket Classic this year we gave considerable thought to what precautions it would be prudent for us to take to ensure all remain as safe as possible. We are happy to share those plans with you.
First, the match is being held outdoors, which has been shown to significantly increase safety. In addition, the area of Cimarron Park where we will be having the match is quite expansive and will allow plenty of room for spectators to spread out, socially-distanced from one another. This is all the more true for cricket, since cricket is played on an oval-shaped field and can be watched from any angle.
In addition, all are encouraged to wear masks at all times and will be asked to do so any time they are within six feet of others.
We have also acquired a megaphone which will allow us to make periodic announcements reminding everyone to maintain a social distance and wear masks.
As for our players, since they will be sharing equipment, they will sanitize their hands before and after each match. In addition, cricket is a game which allows players to remain well apart from one another the vast majority of the time, and players are being encouraged to wear masks while they play as well.