Cricket

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.

Crash, bang, wallop cricket comes to Seaton on Sunday when Devon play two Twenty20 practice games at Court Lane, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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.

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.

The 2018 season could not have gone much better for Kilmington Cricket Club’s 1st XI.

Axminster Cricket Club Are preparing to return to indoor nest ahead of the 2019 Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

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 will be playing a senior match at Seaton this summer for the first time in 20 years, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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.

Whimple cricketer Cameron Kidd looks set to have an exciting time ahead of him.

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

Seaton Cricket Club recently held a cricket tea by way of officially opening the new Devon Air Ambulance Community Landing Site on their Court Lane ground.

Kilmington batsman Tom Gooding was a popular choice as player of the year at the Tolchards Devon Cricket League annual meeting and awards night.

Kilmington had a cracking season on their way to promotion from C Division East of the competition, winning 16 of the 18 games they played, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The recent annual general meeting of Honiton Cricket Club has seen a change of leadership in both the club’s 1st and 2nd XIs.

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