Devon County Seniors Cricket Club

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A message from our Chairman

To all members and officials

As we come to the end of the first round of fixtures I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have played, officiated or just turned up to support. I would on your behalf like to make special mention of all the Captains who have spent hours making sure that sides have been put out to represent our Club. In addition to the normal struggles with injuries that players of our age are always beset with there has been the additional restrictions brought about by COVID for them to contend with and each and every one of them has risen to the task.

To any of you who have missed out on selection then I do hope you continue to be part of our Club and make sure you make yourself available for the friendly fixtures still to come being organised by Pete Shephard.

At our age the joy from the game must be that we are still able to compete but I know from my time playing with the 70s that there is still that strong competitive edge amongst a lot of you. So maybe some are disappointed with how the season is finishing. Obviously pride of place, and our congratulations, go to Mark and the Over 50s who go into their last fixture top of Section 3 and with a home game against Wiltshire at Barnstaple to be played this Sunday. Anyone in the area please get along and support them. Win or lose the team will qualify for a home fixture and we look forward to seeing where and when this will be.

The 70s have an away fixture to Wales on Thursday 5th August. Wales topped the National 70s table and have beaten Devon twice this year but on both occasions we gave them a good run for their money so who knows whether the tide will turn for us. If it does it would guarantee home fixtures for the rest of the season.

Both 60s sides and 50s 2nd XI await to see their fate in Vase competitions as unfortunately the season has been quite difficult for all 3 sides. I know, if drawn away, the thought of a possible long trip might not be the most popular, I would remind everyone that when we enter these competitions we know the rules. I will leave it to each of the three sides to reach their decision but I do hope that, as a Club, we make every effort to follow the competitions we entered to their natural conclusions.

So good luck to all five teams for whatever time they have left in the season. Well done for all the contributions you have made so far. Keep safe and let’s continue to look forward to our time in Devon Seniors.

Mike Canning

O'70's XI v WALES (a) at NEWPORT CC on Thursday Aug'5th meet 11-45am...Start 1pm

Team selected to play v WALES:  Theedom (Capt') Lott, Stanton, Goodwin (Wkt) Eames,  Keen, P. Rose, Berman, Page, Ashworth, Coe, Seward ...Scorer: TBC...Umpire: Dave Gambie...40 overs...*Seeking a Scorer for this match please?

Venue: Newport CC, Spytte Rd, Newport, NP19 4PT...Meet at Magor Services, Junction 23A M4 Westbound 10-30am, ground 6-7 mls away...Access to pavilion (only 6 at one time)... NO TEAS (bring your own refreshments) 

ANY PROBLEMS CONTACT:  Stuart Lott  07725-117914



O'60's 2nd XI 'Duckworthed' v Somerset at Wembdon CC

Devon batted on a rain filled afternoon to 154 for 5, Steve Harris (49*) and Dave Hart (25*) sharing a partnership of 72 in the driving rain. After a prolonged delay of 2hrs, Somerset chased a generous target of 98 in 20 overs, and achieved it with 4 balls to spare. An away draw in the last 8 and it seems AWAY to YORKSHIRE RIDINGS on AUGUST 10th...Neil Matthews awaits your decision?


CANCELLED Friendly XI match v Somerset 30/7/21


* Sadly Gentlemen Somerset have pulled out of this match due to non-availability, and have had no success finding another team to play! 

ENGLAND O'70's Trials programme...see National website (O'70's International tours)

THREE trial matches are:  Wednesday AUGUST 11th at Wellington C.C. (North & Midlands)                                          Monday AUGUST 23rd at Swindon C.C.  (South West & S.E.)                                                                                          Wednesday SEPT' 8th at Great Oakley C.C.  (Those that have missed the first two)  in readiness for the 2022 season & anyone born in 1952 can be selected.

Devon's COVID-19 rates at the highest they've ever been...

Devon's COVID-19 rates at the highest they've ever been so look out for each other and keep doing your bit to reduce the spread
Devon County Council sent this bulletin at 23-07-2021 04:24 PM BST

There's an ongoing increase in COVID-19 cases across Devon, which is to be expected following the lifting of restrictions and greater freedom for people to socialise.

The highest case rates remain in the young age groups, mostly within younger working-age adults.

The weekly rate in Devon is currently 412 per 100,000 of the population, compared to 540 for England. All local authority districts are below the national average, except North Devon which has a rate of 563.

Read the full update here: Devon County Council

WANTED: Able-bodied and talented cricketers aged 48+ for your Counties National Championship for O'50's 1st & 2nd XI's, O'60's 1st & 2nd XI's, 67+ XI & Sunday & Mid-Week Friendly XI. To discuss membership, please contact one of our Club's Officers, on the Contacts page.

Peter Shephard & Dave Gambie with Keith White MBE, Managing Director of 'Michael Spiers', Devon County Seniors Cricket Club's major sponsor 2018 and onwards.