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Cricket Balls for 2015

Please note that orders for cricket balls  will be required at the Seevent AGM. Readers balls will be used again and Graeme Howgate will discuss with Neil Pullen at Readers about the possibbilty of a ball that will shine up/maintain shine a little better although  we are conscious of cost and will try to maintain last years price . Orders and delivery addresses  can be sent in advance of the AGM to mikesavage199@btinternet.com

Sixth Seevent DMS National County Over 60/70 Cricket Championship AGM

To be held Wednesday 26 November
12 noon at Leicester Banks Cricket Club
Banks Road, Leicester LE2 8HA

THE ENGLAND SEEVENT  OVER 60’s 2015 BARBADOS TOUR

Because of the tremendous response from players across the Country to the opportunity to go on the Barbados Tour we have had to stop accepting any more bookings from Players as we are oversubscribed and full to capacity.

I am sure that you will appreciate that the number of players is governed by the number of games available, and we have said that all touring players will get a minimum of 3 games.

In order to do this we have already had to arrange some additional games.

An amended Itinerary will be forward to the Touring Party in due course.

There is still room on the Tour however for non playing supporters /followers, i.e..the Seevent Barmy Army.

I am sorry to those people who had hoped to travel but had not yet decided, but at the outset we did state that allocation would be on a first come first served basis.

Best Regards,

Barry Briscoe.
Tour Organiser.



The Sixth National O60 Final - Cheshire v Essex
At Great Oakley CC, Northamptonshire
On Tuesday 16th Sept. 2014

A 150 mile round trip from Norfolk – Huntingdon – Great Oakley saw a myriad of weather conditions: fog, drizzle, rain and a sea fret. The ground, on arrival at 11am was incredibly foggy and the outfield was literally saturated. Midday and there was slight evidence of change.
Cheshire lost the toss. But it is alleged  Leesy would have batted anyway? Cheshire didn’t start badly and in fact, after 10 overs, were circa 26. But already the Essex seamers, Keith Mitchell and John Thomas were in charge with frequent off side slashes by the openers ending up in the keepers gloves. 33/0 in 12. Marginal. Then Sharp attempted yet another offside cut nicely into the keeper’s hands. No 1 for Mr Sims. No 2 a few minutes later when no 3 Chris Leech tried the same thing with left arm spinner Martin Southwell. 34/2 Steve Yates had concentrated hard for his 31, without ever appearing confident and no 3 for Sims as the miserly John Elliott induced yet another caught behind. 52/3. Bernie Bishop (9) and Colin Norbury (20) attempted to build an innings of note, but the spinners ruled. Southwell and Elliott collectively bowled 18 overs, 5 maidens (all to the superb Elliott), 36 runs, 4 wickets and these two effectively ruined Cheshire.
From then on it was ‘what will Cheshire get?’........... Luckily for Cheshire, as in most teams, Essex’ no 5 bowler isn’t in the same class as the top 4.  So the fifth bowlers went for 57 and Howard Morris and Rob Worsley used their bottom hand for what it was designed for on a sticky wicket, poaching 36 runs in 40 balls.
But the vast experience on the boundaries edge all reckoned it was already Essex’s match . And so it proved. The temperature by now was well over 70°, scorching hot and the Essex openers survived some close calls. But they were still there. Lal, Al as I call him, (Amarjit to his Mum and Dad), was looking ultra confident, as was Nigel Bloch, the League’s leading run scorer. Suddenly Bloch pulled up lame. He was lbw to Howard Morris for 13.
Malcolm Wright, having received a not out for a caught behind,  got some northern treatment from behind and to the right. A stand off and a respite......  but immediately  then was comprehensively bowled by spinner Andy Hayes for 1. 48/2. The Over 60’s are still capable of sledging, Australian style.......
However, Lal and Simon Sargent didn’t look at all perturbed and without any hysterics pushed the score further and further onwards. Lal played some lovely drives, as did Sargent, and it was a surprise when Lal, undisputedly MOM,  succumbed for 78, lbw Morris in 107 balls.. Sargent can be well pleased with his unbeaten 40, as Essex came through in 33.5 overs
Cheshire, 3 times holders in 6 years, can hold their heads up high having beaten some strong teams on the way, but it just wasn’t their day from the start.
A massive thanks to Mick and Vilma York at Great Oakley Cricket Club,  for the hard work on the ground and all the lovely food and drink, to Maya  Isterling  and Frances Brown  for scoring and Mervyn Mann and Trevor Finch for Umpiring. Also to Steve Edwards for stepping in after  Oakham  became unavailable.

Martin Pearse

The Chairman's Weekly Results Summary of the 1st Division matches is now on a seperate page (2nd item on the menu)

AUSTRALIANS. Yours truly had a very  lengthy dialogue with Stirling Hamman and his Committee, all here in England on a private Tour, , last Sunday and a further chat on Friday. As coincidentally  I am at Heathrow on Wednesday evening flying out on business and the Aussies are also at Terminal 3, we are meeting for an hour to see how we can progress further. Both AGM’s are in November.
Martin Pearse


News for 2015

The Committee have received from the Victoria ,  Australia Committee  a request to bring  competitive  Full State O60 1st X1 and O70 1st X1 and a combined Social XI, playing all over England. An itinerary is being prepared by us  with circa 16 fixtures and it will be from the beginning of the Ashes, early July for a  4 week Tour. The rules will be the compromise  with 6  Counties( who voted re-cycle  Surrey Glos Worcs Leics Suffolk Northants)  playing Aussie Re-cycle and the rest as per the vote against at the  AGM refendum  , normal cricket rules...
Martin Pearse

    Playing Conditions : Revision to Rule 1.4

    1.4       The Close of Play Time is ONLY used for the calculation of overs remaining to be played following an interruption. If, in the opinion of the umpires, the conditions for the players are safe, and the light playable,  the match will continue until the required number of overs has been bowled or one side has won.
    Matches have  gone on till after 9pm...

    Martin Pearse

    TO ALL SEEVENT MEMBERS

    2013 Annual General Meeting

    Minutes of the AGM held on 27th November can be read by clicking here

     

    The Seevent Championship kit sponsor DMS Sports is offering sponsorship packages to all the counties this coming season. They are offering a wide range of playing kit, training and leisure wear items which are personalised with your logos.

    Contact DMS on sales@dmssports.co.uk / 0800 458 9973 for further information.

     

    The Constitition for 2013, ratified at the AGM is available via the menu on the left of this page. This document includes the 2013 Rules as Appendix A and 2013 Playing Regulations as Appendix B. These are also available via the "Rules & Regulations" option as in previous years. The Constitution also includes Appendix C; Code of Conduct and Player Behaviour, 2013.

     

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