The suspension of most sports is going to badly affect a good number of clubs financially.

I fear for their future and, sadly, some may not survive the crisis.

Cricket clubs have rent, insurance and ground maintenance to pay, and rely heavily on players' subscriptions and match fees, along with bar takings, to keep them afloat.

With the start of the season likely to be put back, many fixtures could be lost and players will be reluctant to pay their annual subs until they know they will be pulling on their whites again.

Some clubs give their members the opportunity to pay their subs in three instalments, but they may, at least for the time being, struggle to see the one due by the end of this month.

A number of clubs have also arranged for overseas players to fly in from Australia, New Zealand, India and Pakistan, but those plans could now be put on hold.

All in all, it's going to be a very tough year for cricket - and many other sports as well.

There is a chance that the football season could be extended through to July, which would leave players having to decide which kit they pull on at the weekend.

Reading Hockey Club have postponed their annual award dinner which was scheduled for May 2, but they are hoping to hold it sometime in the future.

One of the several prizes handed out is the team of the season, and the Men's 2nd XI would have strongly fancied their chances of lifting the trophy.

Despite a late wobble in the season, they finished top of the Middx, Bucks, Bucks & Oxon Regional 1 with one game unplayed - away to an Aylesbury side who failed to register a win in 20 matches.

The title wasn't quite guaranteed, however, as Amersham & Chalfont were two points behind with two matches left.

Archie Sweeting was Blues' top scorer with 13 goals, with James Lavers close behind on 12.

Another popular hockey event that is likely to be called off due to the coronavirus is the mixed 11-a-side tournament hosted by Sonning.

Now in its 30th year, it is scheduled for the weekend of June 26-28.

This year it is going under the theme of 'Sonning Under the Sea' with teams being invited to wear appropriate fancy dress.

I would expect to see plenty of mermaids turning up!

A barbecue and live music from a band are planned for the Saturday evening.