BRACKNELL Town were planning to hold their usual Tuesday training session last night (Tuesday), but manager Bobby Wilkinson has told his players to stay away if they feel they have flu-like symptoms and self isolate for seven days, writes Dave Wright.

"I would like to carry on as normal, but you have to think of others and their health," he said.

"My main priority is health and safety and chairman Kayne (Steinborn-Busse) supports that fully."

The Robins' first two games called off were Saturday's league game at play-off rivals Waltham Abbey and last night's Velocity Trophy semi-final at Premier Division side Folkestone Invicta.

The Isthmian League said their decision to suspend fixtures was the most critical since September 1939 due to the Second World War.

Along with the Isthmian, all leagues involving local clubs have called a halt to their fixtures, and this weekend is likely to see a total wipeout of all local football.

The situation was well summed up by the Thames Valley Premier League, who said in a statement "all football will be suspended for the foreseeable future (but) be assured if we have the option to resume the league will do so at the earliest opportunity."

Rugby, hockey and ice hockey have also cancelled fixtures until further notice and that could well mean their season is now over.

So there is every likelihood of no sport at all taking place in the East Berkshire area this weekend and probably even for longer.

Berkshire County Cricket Club announced yesterday (Tuesday) they had cancelled future winter sessions for all of their squads, men, women and children.

To compensate for this, they say it is their intention to increase the number of outdoor coaching hours and play as much cricket as possible.

Many cricket clubs are due to start their outdoor practice sessions within the next few weeks, although the Thames Valley League warned: "It is likely (but not certain) that infections will be peaking at around the time the season is due to start on May 9. It is therefore reasonable to assume the start of the season is likely to be delayed.

"The committee will discuss all the options and publish proposals at the appropriate time."