Devon County Seniors Cricket Club

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Our friend & Scorer, Jolyon Huxtable passes away after a short battle with cancer.

It is with great sadness that today, I have to announce the passing of our friend and scorer Jolyon Huxtable, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 73.

All of you who have played 50s cricket since I took over the captaincy will know him: friendly, knowledgeable, witty, with an unrivalled passion for cricket and a love of an after-match gin and tonic. His enthusiasm for scoring and the sheer enjoyment he got out of it was infectious; he scored almost every match for us over the last three seasons, was there for our greatest triumphs and our lowest moments - all with a positivity and a willingness to do it all again the following week.

He would turn up at the ground with his laptop, looking for a power source, always bringing his own extension cable just in case. 'Any changes to the team Skip?' he would ask with a twinkle in his eye, knowing full well that the original 11, emailed to him three days prior to the game would have changed several times by match-day.

I've known Jolyon for almost 20 years, and was delighted when he agreed to score my Devon Over 50s games. I shall miss him greatly, and his sense of humour.

When I was ill, and told him that I couldn't the attend our AGM and Dinner last November, his reply to me was, 'Sorry to hear that, I'll defend you whatever they say.' Tonight I shall have a gin and tonic for you old friend.

Jolyon is survived by his wife Sue and son Tim.

Kind regards

Ian Hayter

cc: DCB website

 

Sad to hear that a dear friend of Seniors County Cricket, Geoff Husband, passed away on May 14th

 As I know a number of us played many games against him for Devon v Cornwall, and a man who established Cornwall Seniors Cricket. He passed away at his home in Callington, after a short illness aged 84...R.I.P  Geoff...see further details on the DCB website.

The Devon Cricket Yearbook has gone online for the first time in its 125 year history

Due to CIVID-19, Devon's yearbook is now available online, click on the link through the DCB website.

ECB guidance on the potential of re-opening Cricket grounds.

As the DCSCC have no ground or net facilities available to us, practise will have to be at our Clubs, therefore NO NET practise will be arranged for DCSCC members...see DCB website for full ECB details.

How to use the DLS calculator within the Play Cricket Scorer App'

Join the 'Runswicketsovers'  You Tube Channel via this link at 7pm on Wednesday MAY 20th...see the NCC website for more details.

Scotland Tour Cancelled, and put onto the 2021 agenda.

With all cricket cancelled until AUGUST 1st, and no date set aside for continuance, it was thought best to CANCEL, and to put it onto the 2021 agenda. 

 

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.