5 Group Winners & Runners Up, and the BEST two third places, form TWO geographically arranged leagues, then ONE FIXTURE against the remaining 5 Teams, from July 23rd - August 20th.
Devon Over 60s 2nd XI Team 2017
BACK L-R...Rice, Overthrow, Darke, Watts, Shephard, Keen, Berman, Pyle, Western (Umpire)...
FRONT L-R...Rose, Amery (Capt) Ashplant, Bell.
Devon Over 60s 2nd XI Team 2016
A disappointing end to a season full of promise, as we again arrested the 'Western Division Title' for the third year running, due certainly to a group of players whom gave commitment throughout, with the willingness to play or support the team whenever called upon to do so.
Sadly the season ended in controversy with Surrey, and then the unwillingness of Sussex to travel halfway, put the blinkers down on what was a successful season yet again, and of course the weather was another important factor.
My thanks to Ian Western, Nick Forbes, Roger Tolchard, Pete Gascoigne & Di Wadsworth for all your contributions.
Congratulations to leading run scorers Richard Coe & Gerry Keen, and leading wicket takers Graham Darke, Reehan Caryl, Paul Berman, Pete Rose & wicket-keeper Nigel Mountford, who had a great season behind the stumps & also with the bat.
Newcomers Andy Rose, Mike Giles, Alastair Ashworth & Eddie Clarke all settled into their first season well, thanks also to Barry Flicker, Dave Gambie & Dave Amery for playing your part.
To my Vice-Captain Richard Coe 'thanks a million' for without your continued help, none of this would have been achieved.
As you probably know by now that I am standing down, so that hopefully I may play 1st XI cricket next year, it's been a pleasure sharing this success with you all.
Peter (Sheps) Shephard
See Archive Section for all downloadable reports and statistics
It's not too long before the Dinner in November, and between the playing members of the 2014/5 successful sides, you now have to nominate a successor who will Captain the side for the 2016 season, nominations please to the Secretary Stuart Lott.
Devon O'60's 2nd XI members/players...
I have in stock, various sizes of the 'New Yellow Polo Shirts' only 21 made, and I am holding them in stock, please see 'KIT' for sizes.
If you require one please Email me immediately, and I will keep one back for you until the Dinner in November, but please send Stuart £11 directly...they are very smart indeed!
Thank you for your input, and today I informed Sussex that we won't be travelling to Horsham C.C.to take part in the Semi-Finals of the Plate Competition this Wednesday Sept' 9th, due to the non-availability of some (3), and the unwillingness of Sussex to meet half-way to play this match.
My thanks to you all for putting up with me for this year, as I shall be standing down as Captain...I have really enjoyed leading the team, and will have some lovely memories of the fact that we have achieved THREE straight Championship successess, well done everyone!...see you all at the Dinner in November, book with Stuart now to avoid disappointment (Rosey)
Team from:Shephard, A.Rose, Keen, Coe, Matthews, P.Rose, Mountford, Reehan, Giles, Berman, Amery, Ashworth, Darke.
Umpire: Ian Western.
Scorer: Pete Gascoigne.
Loosing the toss never helps this time of year, and Devon were inserted. Sheps (41) & Rose JNR got off to a flyer, 40 off 10overs, then the Surrey spinners quelled Devon's ambitions, then an unfortunate run-out, but runs from Rose SNR (45) & Coe (30) posted a reasonable target of 186.
Sadly, our bowling didn't turn up for this match, save the hard working Mike Giles, (184.108.40.206) Reehan picked up three, the pitch eased to make batting batter, and Surrey got over the line with two overs to spare...MOM...Mike Giles
Devon face Sussex now in the SEMI-FINALS of the Plate Competition, hopefully a mid-way game next week at either Malborough CC or Bournemouth University Ground, those involved please make yourselves available over the next TWO weeks please.
Matches to be played 16th - 28th August, and very likely DEVON will be playing (home) at Bovey Tracey week beginning August 24th...please make sure that you are available for selection.
Steve Preston has requested we give this as much support as we can, thank you!
SEMI-FINALS AUGUST 20th - SEPT 4thFINALS SEPTEMBER 15th/16th/17th
The SQUAD of players most likely to be used for this forthcoming 2015 Season are:
Shephard (capt), Flicker, Keen, Coe (v-capt), Watts, Matthews, A.Rose, Foan, P.Rose, Mountford, Reehan, Darke, Mike Giles, Gambie, Clarke, Trout, Berman, Overthrow, Bernie Wilson, Alastair Ashworth.
UMPIRE: Ian Western/Nick Forbes
SCORER: Pete Gascoigne/Di Wadsworth
Both O60s 1st & 2nd XI captains will be in constant communication regarding the selection of sides playing in the 'National Seevent County Championship'. If you haven't already done so, please give your respective captains your AVAILABILITY IMMEDIATELY.
Devon over 60s 2nd XI 2015
Back Row L-R: Flicker, Watling, Darke, Mountford, Watts, A. Rose, Keen, Caryl, Clarke.
Front Row: L-R: Coe (VC) P.Rose, Shephard (Capt') Berman
Devon over 60s 2nd XI 2014
Back Row L-R
Peter Shepherd, Derek Foan, Gerald Keen, Mike Denford, David Gambie, Mike Trout, Graham Darke
and Ian Western (umpire)
Front Row L-R
Paul Berman, Neil Matthews, Keith White (Seniors Sponsor), Stuart Munday and Barry Flicker
OVER 60s 2nd XI CAPTAIN - DAVE AMERY
To remain captain of the over 60s second eleven for the 2018 season is an honour and privilege for me.
Previously, I have captained over 50s second XII league side and the ‘old’ Devon Friendly team,
Cricket in the over 60s second eleven has always been played to a high standard and whilst 2017 was a little disappointing I know that this can be improved upon given the talent within the club and despite advancing years.
Having also captained 2nd X1 sides in the Devon Cricket League, it remains one of my aims as Captain to play cricket hard on the pitch but also ensure that the team members continue to enjoy their cricket and the social side that goes along side this.
Stats for me are not part of the equitation, as it is a team game and everyone, I would hope should play together on the field.