Sidmouth CC shock - new home sought for coming season!

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A ‘significant archaeological find’ has been made at the Fortfield home of Sidmouth CC.

During the winter and the persistent rain fall, ground subsided in one area of the outfield to such as degree that a Viking burial ground would seem to have been unearthed.

The ‘find’ was announced in the latest edition of the archaeological news. If confirmed, the site would be deemed of historical value and all sporting activities would have to cease immediately.

Confirmation of this is expected within the next two or three days and we understand it is ‘very likely’ that the find is found to be genuine!

As a result Sidmouth CC are now in a desperate search for somewhere to play their Francis Clark Devon league matches this coming season.


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They have been given a knock-back by Budleigh Salterton who feel their sea sodden pitch will not take double the amount of play with another team coming to Ottermouth to ‘share’ facilities.

The most likely temporary home for Sidmouth is Bicton College. Speaking on behalf of Sidmouth Cricket Club, the solicitors firm Ali Proof & sons said: “It’s a blow, no escaping that, but we are confident that wherever we lay our cricket gear this summer we will be successful. It’s heart warming to know that for the past century we have been playing on top of a Viking graveyard – perhaps that’s why we have been such a domineering force in recent years!”

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