Carlisle Cricket Club are hoping to make a difference in the community with the season looking likely to be abandoned.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos to the cricket calendar and with the Cumbria Cricket League season expected to be one of the latest victims, the club has offered to help members and friends cope with the situation.

A club statement from honorary secretary Mark Davidson said: "As we prepare ourselves for several months of changes to our everyday lifestyles, the committee wish to help in any way it can with our members and friends.

"If anyone requires assistance with tasks at home during this time or shopping, for example, please let me know.

"I refer here to our elderly members or those who are in periods of self-isolation.

"We will do what we can to assist.

"Cricket clubs and sports clubs in general are the sum of its members and the welfare of the people is far more important than the game itself.

"Please get in touch, now or at any time during this crisis and we will do our best to arrange support."

The club lifted the Premier Division title last season and would have hoped to mount a sturdy defence of the championship this year but that now looks set to be put on hold.

It has been reported that The Hundred and T20 Blast may be the only domestic cricket this year.