Cricket

Sidbury Cricket Club have been let down by planned opponents for this coming Sunday (April 28) and are very keen to find replacement opposition.

Sidmouth Cricket Club are mourning the passing of a very dear club member in Ian French.

Sidbury have returned to the Devon League this season and will play in the H Division (East).

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club, who play their regular weekend cricket on a Sunday and also play some evening T20 cricket, begin their 2019 campaign next week.

The Ottery St Mary Cricket Club junior section launch another summer of Friday night meetings on April 26 at their Strawberry Lane home.

Changes to the MCC laws of cricket – including revisions that have been made to the bowling of dangerous and unfair, non-pitching deliveries and batsmen leaving their ground early – will be shared with Tolchards Devon League member clubs on April 23, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth Cricket Club began their preparations for the upcoming Devon Cricket League season in perfect style with a seven wicket win over Werrington.

A minute’s silence will be observed in memory of cricket’s man of many parts, John Harris, before Sunday’s game between Devon and the University of Exeter at Sidmouth (11am), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Devon start their pre-season preparations on Sunday with a 50-over friendly against Somerset 2nd XI at North Devon CC (11am).

Cricketing friends and former rivals have been paying tribute to all-round sportsman and Sidbury businessman John Harris, who has died aged 82, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

A full-house is anticipated at Sandy Park on Thursday night (March 28) for the Game Wide Conference organised by the Devon Cricket Board.

Tom Harrison, the chief executive of the ECB, and the ECB’s women’s cricket director and former national captain Claire Connor are the headline speakers at the conference.

Devon CCC members have been enjoying some pre-season reading to get them into the mood for the summer ahead, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Barry Dawson is most certainly the kind of chap that every cricket club must yearn for.

Sidbury Cricket Club are gearing up for a major change this year as they prepare to return to league cricket with their opening game in the Tolchards Devon League H Division East, set for Saturday, May 4, when they will be at home to Woodbury and Newton St Cyres 2nd XI.

Devon League officials have extended their deadline date for finding a new playing regulations and rules officer, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

The Devon Association of Cricket Officials (DACO) are giving scorers two opportunities to up-skill before the season starts.

Devon CCC are just days away from signing their new professional for the 2019 season in the Minor Counties Championship, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The penultimate Sunday of January saw three more matches played in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League.

It is a sign that the new cricket season is not far away when umpires organise a meeting to look at law changes to the game and amendments to competition rules for the summer ahead.

The first two weeks of matches in the latest Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League have now been completed.

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League is on the hunt for a new volunteer for the post of playing regulations and rules secretary, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth Cricket Club celebrated two league titles and a near miss at their annual dinner and awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tolchards Devon Cricket League champions Sidmouth have pulled off a signing coup by luring former Somerset batsman Alex Barrow to the Fortfield next season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The first round draw for the 2019 Devon Cricket League ServiceMaster Clean Devon T20 competition has been made and it sees Sidmouth and Exmouth draw together in pool four along with Plymouth.

Upottery were crowned winners of the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League.

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