In light of the far-reaching financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on our club, we are asking that members give consideration to retaining their 2020 membership – and, in doing so, donating their subscription to the club.
We have collated the answers to a series of frequently asked questions below. If your question isn’t answered, kindly contact our friendly team by email at email@example.com.
Why is the club requesting that I donate my membership subscription?
The prospect of cricket’s return to Trent Bridge, albeit in very different circumstances to what we are used to, is a welcome return to some sense of normality.
However, the club’s financial position has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although our budgeted central distribution from the ECB is protected in the short-term due to international cricket’s return, with no income from matchdays or our other commercial revenue streams, our situation remains very difficult.
As you are aware, we have implemented a number of cost control measures to mitigate the impact and our employees across the board – players and staff alike – have taken voluntary pay cuts.
However, it remains absolutely clear that navigating our way through this situation in the short term – whilst continuing to invest in our cricket, our venue and our community offering in the medium term – will not be possible without further support.
In light of these circumstances, we are asking our 2020 members to consider remaining a member for 2020 and, in doing so, kindly donating their subscriptions to the club.
What will members receive in exchange for donating their subscription?
Paying members in adult categories who choose to retain their membership will gain 'Capped Member' status, and will receive a county cap similar to those worn by our players for first-class fixtures.
We will also provide a limited-edition Capped Member pin badge and, for posterity if nothing else, your 2020 membership card will also be included.
In addition, you will receive a letter of thanks from the club and four complimentary County Championship guest passes, for use should you donate your 2020 subscription and opt to become a member in 2021.
A ‘gift register’ of donations will, meanwhile, be included in the Annual Report and Accounts publication that traditionally looks back on 2020 ahead of the 2021 AGM.
Finally, those who retain their membership will be eligible to attend cricket at Trent Bridge later in the season if the government makes a move to permit this (subject to application processes around permitted numbers).
How do I donate my membership to the club?
You need not take any action if you wish to donate your membership subscription to the club.
I am a life member. How am I affected?
All life members will automatically gain Capped Member status, and be bestowed the above range of benefits and memorabilia.
I am an executive member. How am I affected?
Executive members, and international executive members, will be contacted directly with further information on the options available to them. If you are an executive member and have not yet heard from the club, you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a junior member. How am I affected?
If Junior Outlaws opt to retain their 2020 membership and kindly donate their subscription, we will provide a Notts Outlaws cap as a small token of our thanks. Alternatively, a refund can be claimed here...
I am an Outlaws Season Ticket holder. How am I affected?
Fixtures for the delayed 2020 Vitality Blast are expected to be released in the coming days, after which Outlaws Season Ticket holders will be contacted regarding options available to them.
I wish to receive a refund on my 2020 membership. How do I begin this process?
We appreciate that not all members are in a position to donate their subscription and refunds can be made available to those who cannot contribute in this way and wish to retract their membership.
If you wish to request a refund, please complete our refund form here before 11.59pm on Monday 10 August 2020.
If you would like to discuss your decision in more detail, please contact us via email@example.com.
If I fill in the Refund Form, when will I receive my refund?
We’ll get the refund process moving as quickly as we can, but it may take a few weeks for us to work through all requests.
Via what method will I receive my refund?
Refunds will be issued directly to the original payment card.
If your card is no longer in use, or if you paid via an alternative method, we will contact you to arrange your refund.
How will I be able to follow Nottinghamshire's 2020 domestic fixtures?
Work is underway to enhance Trent Bridge’s live stream, with a multi-camera setup, replays, in-game statistics and pre and post-match features complementing the offering we have been able to provide in previous seasons.
We are aiming to launch our revamped live stream in time for the opening First-Class fixture of the season on Saturday 1 August.
What fixtures have been announced for the 2020 season so far?
At this current time, only fixtures for red-ball cricket, in which teams will play for the Bob Willis Trophy, have been announced. The 18 First-Class counties will be split into three regional groups with a five-day final to be played at the end of September. Nottinghamshire’s fixtures are as follows:
- Saturday 1 August – Tuesday 4 August – Derbyshire (H)
- Saturday 8 August – Tuesday 11 August – Yorkshire (H)
- Saturday 15 August – Tuesday 18 August – Lancashire (A)
- Saturday 22 August – Tuesday 25 August – Leicestershire (A)
- Sunday 6 September – Wednesday 9 September – Durham (H)