Minor Counties cricket in area again

PUBLISHED: 13:56 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 00:00 16 June 2010

MINOR Counties championship cricket returns to Sidmouth after a break of seven years on Sunday when Devon start a three-day match against Herefordshire.

MINOR Counties championship cricket returns to Sidmouth after a break of seven years on Sunday when Devon start a three-day match against Herefordshire.

Home skipper Bob Dawson will be hoping the sun shines on the Fort Field for the duration of the match after poor weather has dogged his side's season and is one reason why the side finds itself in the unusual position of trying to avoid the wooden spoon of the Minor Counties Western Division.

Rain seems to have followed Devon wherever they have played, and only one game of the side's championship programme has not been blighted.

While Devon have been twiddling their thumbs in the pavilion, other sides, sometimes only a few miles away, have been playing and amassing points.

Either of the sides in the Fort Field match could end up in bottom spot, so there is plenty at stake.

Devon have been the dominant force of Minor Counties cricket over the last decade, so they find themselves in unfamiliar territory.

It was 1981 when they last finished bottom in a season when they failed to win a single game.

The match at Sidmouth starts at 11am on each day.

Spectators coming to the match on Sunday can use the free car park at Knowle on Station Road and either take the 10-minute walk to the ground or catch the free Sidmouth Hopper bus to Sidmouth Triangle which is alongside the ground. The first Hopper leaves Knowle at 10.30am and runs every 25 minutes.

Paid car parking is also available next to the ground at the Bedford Lawn or at the Manor Road facility. The latter is a 10-minute stroll away from the ground, but again served by the Hopper, leaving there at 10.31am.

On Monday and Tuesday car parking at Knowle is not available.


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