WHILE the season may be on hold indefinitely, one Cherwell League club are literally putting themselves on the map.

This week should have been spent on making final preparations for the 2020 campaign, which was due to start on Saturday.

The coronavirus pandemic has instead suspended the competition, with the hope it can get up and running later in the summer.

But amid the frustration, members at Bicester & North Oxford have got creative for a good cause.

This week they will be using exercise app Strava, which tracks movement and traces it on a map, to spell out the club’s name as they walk, run or cycle observing the social distancing guidelines.

A fundraising page has been set up for sponsorship, which will be split 50/50.

Half will go to helping the club cope with the loss of any cricket-related income.

The rest will go to benefit local group Coronavirus Helpers & Supporters in Bicester.

It supports vulnerable people suffering due to the lockdown by delivering food or other vital supplies.

Bicester club captain Ryan Moore said: “While it’s disappointing not to be playing cricket, we’re all trying to stay active and so wanted to come up with a way of supporting local efforts against the coronavirus while we do that.”

Stephanie Wright, who helped set up the support group, said: “Any money raised will help us continue to keep some of Bicester’s most vulnerable people safe. We really appreciate the generosity of everyone at Bicester & North Oxford Cricket Club.”

Visit gofundme.com and search for ‘Bicester & North Oxford CC’ to donate.