Ottery St Mary versus Whimple - a trip down memory lane to 2008
PUBLISHED: 10:25 16 April 2020 | UPDATED: 10:25 16 April 2020
A look back in time to 2008 and a meeting between Whimple and Ottery St Mary
Cricketers will be all too aware that, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the 2020 cricket season is not going to start on time.
Indeed, players all over Devon should now be in pre-season, be that indoor nets or outdoor nets.
Groundsmen will still be tending their squares and outfields, albeit within the social distancing guidelines we all have to follow.
If the season proper had not been put on hold owing to the coronavirus crisis, then our local teams would have just two more Saturdays of friendly cricket before the start of the 2020 Tolchards Devon League campaign.
The new season of league cricket should have been getting underway on Saturday, May 2.
The fact that there is no cricket on offer whatsoever right now comes as a real pain for cricketers all over – and those of us who enjoy reporting on cricket!
To ‘soften’ the blow, we have been looking at the archives in terms of matches we have had a photographer at in the past and today we bring you snaps from the 2008 meeting between Ottery St Mary and Whimple.
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Pictures are by TERRY IFE
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