Devon County Seniors Cricket Club

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Counties must 'Plan' for no Cricket in 2020, says Sussex CEO Rob Andrew

Also today, Cricket statistician Tony Lewis of the Duckworth - Lewis method, died aged 78...

See BBC Cricket website: www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52134570

 

A possible Mini tour to 'Scotland' middle late September 2020

Linking up with Steve Preston, who now lives in Scotland, and oversees a couple of grounds in Stirling that put on ODI's, betwixt Glasgow & Edinburgh, going north. Stirling heads the Firth of Forth. Flights from Exeter to Glasgow/Edinburgh. The weather in September is usually very good, we all say many times why don't we continue playing into October. Obviously alot depends on our own 'Calender of matches', but this could be something to look forward to, amid a season of disruption & disappointment...looking to a 'Tour Party' of around  30 couples, ensuring at least 2 games per person.

Travelling on a Monday, returning on the Friday/Saturday September 14th - 19th  or  September 21st - 26th  3 games 40 overs a mixture of  O'50's - O'70's  centred around Stirling, which is 24mls from Glasgow.

*FLIGHT PRICES from $160 pp return momentarily...and a  'TOUR MANAGER' is required to step forward to help please?

Interest shown from:  Stuart & Katy Lott, Peter Shephard & partner, 

FROM 'WHICH' magazine...look out for 'FAKE' lockdown 'FINES' in text messages.

A fake 'Coronavirus' warning text is being circulated. This sinister 'Scam' claims that your movements have been monitored through your phone, and that you  MUST PAY A FINE, or face a more substantial penalty. If you receive the text, DO NOT CLICK or TAP any links that these messages ask you to do!

Message from Jos Buttler

A message from Joe Root & Heather Knight

Today the England men's Test team should be completing their tour of Sri Lanka.

Today our team-mates and fellow pros should be entering the final phases of their pre-season preparations ahead of the start of the County season.

Today cricket fans across the United Kingdon should be itching to get in the nets ahead of their club campaigns, dreaming of match-winning displays, looking forward to playing with their mates or simply watching the game we love at their local ground.

But today is very different... (contd)   Read Full Message as PDF >

Message from our President

Dear Player

I realise that all of us are bombarded by news and events at this terrible time and the need we have for unity in adversity.  Also, that we are all itching to get out and about the counties in our whites, especially now the sun is shining bright. Alas, this seems impossible for some time to come especially as most of us are in the vulnerable age bracket and possibly some with health issues that make us more susceptible to infection.

Updates on cricket emanating from the ECB/DCB have been posted on our website and I hope that most of you continue to check this from time to time. Recreational cricket, for the time being, is restricted to computer games! Even preparing and keeping grounds up to scratch for those involved in such, is difficult given we should not be travelling unless a journey is essential.a

Perhaps the most important aspect in these difficult times is remaining occupied and cheerful. In this respect my walking football club has established a WhatsApp Group to serve this particular need and to stay in touch with each other. This has been made possible as we communicate availability/training fixture availability etc. using this method. 

Unfortunately, I have no idea whether you have access to this form of social media or not. Even if your mobile phone number was entered into my phone from club records to set a group up I suspect many of you might not receive the invite to join in. So, if you see merit in having such a forum for communicating with each other please let me know you wish to join by texting me at 07443 424376.

On current Club matters, I am delighted that the Club has been able to double the number of Vice- Presidents. They have all made a generous and most welcome donation to help our finances in recent weeks.

The club is also very grateful to those businesses that have supported the advertising on our website and forthcoming fixture card. However, it is important that as many of you as possible pay your subscription of £10 for this year even if we find it impossible to play cricket.

Whilst the loan received from the DCB enables us to meet our running costs, with little or no income forthcoming other than subscriptions, it is possible a few of us would end up financng the loan repayment at the end of the year. So I would urge you to pay your subscription and keep the Club going.

Our bank account details for those who use direct transfer are:
Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 30-93-14
Account No: 01105003
Reference: Subs –followed by your surname

If not, you can send a cheque to our Treasurer, Andy Rose at

26 Odlehill Grove
ABBOTSKERSWELL
Devon
TQ12 5NJ

If you can help us out now it might be possible to waive the subscription next season as the expense of balls that we have ordered and needed to pay for, for the Over 50’s 2nd X1, the Over 60’s and Over 70’s will be already made for 2021

In closing, please keep yourself, your family and friends fit and safe. I shall look forward to hearing and seeing you all at some time soon.

Dave Gambie
President

 

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.