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Vice Presidents Henry Blofeld , Peter Baxter

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SEEVENT 70+ Ashes Series

3rd Test Match

England 70+ v Australia 70+ at Burridge CC, Hampshire Friday 29th July : Start Time 12 Noon

The following players have been selected to represent England 70+ in the 2nd Test Match against Australia.

Martin Pearse Norfolk ( Capt.)
Chris Lees Cheshire ( V Capt.)
Jeff Baxter Leicestershire WK
Andy Barnes Sussex
Neil Blackey Hampshire
George Fox Leicestershire
Mickey Swain Hampshire
Ted Williams Cheshire
David Ingham Northants
Ron Walton Wales
Martin Woodward Worcestershire
Ray Clarke Surrey

13th Man Rod Worboys Kent

Barry Briscoe (England 70+ Manager)

Stop Press 21/7/2016

Australia chase down 321 to level the 70+ Ashes Series.

England 320-5 in 50 Overs (Pearse 126 Not Out, Fox 45, Swain 44, Breed 38)

Australia 323-7 in 48.5 Overs (Stackpole 108, Kratzmann 37, Clarke 3-40)


263 opening partnership as Sussex beat Hampshire by 10 wickets. Here are the two centurions Peter Goodsell and John Johnson. Their partnership is the highest ever recorded in Sussex seniors cricket in a championship match.


SEEVENT 70+ Ashes Series

2nd Test Match

England 70+ v Australia 70+ at Radlett CC, Herts Wednesday 20th July : Start Time 12 Noon

The following players have been selected to represent England 70+ in the 2nd Test Match against Australia.

Martin Pearse Norfolk ( Capt.)
Chris Lees Cheshire ( V Capt.)
John Stuck Essex WK
Andy Barnes Sussex
Neil Blackey Hampshire
George Fox Leicestershire
David Ingham Northants
Colin Breed Kent
David Gambie Devon
Rod Worboys Kent
Stuart Lott Devon
Ray Clarke Surrey

Barry Briscoe (England 70+ Manager)


SEEVENT 70+ Ashes Series - 1st Test Match at Old Buckenham 13th July 2016

Australia 186-9 (Ian Petherick 35, Ronnie Walton 3-27 Martin Woodward 3-35)

England 187-2 in 44.1 overs (Mike Swain 82, Martin Pearse 69)

Following torrential rainfall the previous day the ground staff at Old Buckenham performed miracles to get the game started on time.
England won the toss and elected to bat. John Stackpole and Nev Kratzmann opened for Australia scoring briskly against the pace attack of Ron Walton and David Ingham. With the score at 31 after 7 overs England left armers Chris Lees and Colin Breed were introduced into the attack .The first breakthrough came in the 17th over when Breed had Kratzmann lbw for 26 with the sore on 63, to bring captain Ross Chapman to the wicket.

Ray Clarke joined the attack and troubled the batsmen with his off spin, getting Stackpole lbw for 23 with the score at 74 for 2 in the 20th over.
Ian Petherick was next in and he and Chapman batted sensibly to keep the score ticking and dispatching any loose balls.
With the score at 130 for 2 in the 30th over Ron Walton rejoined the attack and he and off spinner Martin Woodward then got a stranglehold on the game. Chapman was lbw to Walton for 27 and with the score at 135 for 3 in the 35th over Ziehlke was bowled by Woodward for 2. Walton then had Petherick caught and bowled for 35 with the score at 142 and then 4 runs later Last was bowled by Woodward for 2 and Fryer caught and bowled Woodward no score.

With Australia reeling at 146 for 7 after 39 overs. Walton then had Stephens stumped by Jeff Baxter for 6 with the score 150. Keith Campbell and Peter Dell then put on a spirited 30 run partnership before Dell was run out by Ray Clarke with a direct hit for 15.
The innings closed on 186 for 7 with Campbell 14 not out. The pick of the English bowlers who performed well as a unit were Walton 3 for 27,Woodward 3 for 35 and Clarke 1 for 33.

On a good wicket the Australian score was going to be a difficult target to defend,and so it proved. Martin Pearse and Mickey Swain opened for England against the Australian attack of Ron Kasputtis and John Fryer who bowled a good line and direction, but the English pair were able to keep the rate at 3 an over.
With the score at 37 from 12 overs, Keith Last and Ken Campbell were introduced into the attack but Pearse and Swain kept the scoreboard moving steadily accumulating the runs.Any loose balls were quickly despatched to the boundary.The score moved to 72 after 20 overs and then on to 108 after 30.

At this point England increased the momentum moving quickly to 137 from 35 overs when the Australians got the wicket that they desperately needed when Pearse was run out with a direct throw for an excellent 69.
This brought in John Stuck who adopted the anchor man role while Swain displayed his full array of strokes. With the score on 170 for 1 on 40 overs Swain was well stumped by Peter Dell off the bowling of Ian Petherick for 82 .
Andy Barnes joined Stuck and they calmly accumulated the runs to pass the Australian total off the first ball of the 45th over for a very comfortable England win by 8 wickets.

Mickey Swain was named as Man of the Match.
Ian Petherick was the Australian man of the match.

Revised Group Matches Cut Off Dates 2016

1st XI Competition - Friday August 12th
2nd XI Compeition - Friday August 19th
70+ Competition - Friday Augsut26th

60 1st XI Group matches now conclude on Friday 12 August. The Last 16 PLAY OFF will now only have 1 week to completee. In addition, the Home Drawn team will have 2 days to complete the fixture, Sunday 14 and Tuesday 16 before it reverts to the away team hosting on Wed 17 and Friday 19 if weather curtails the Sunday/ Tuesday Mondays and Thursdays are sacrosanct as they are designated 70+ days This format will continue for the Last 8 4 and final If a home team refuses to play on the Sunday , then they only have the Tuesday to rely on.. If after 4 attempts , still no result, a bowl out will be allowed, or failing that a coin toss by the Hon Secretary and another Committee member

60 2nd XI Group matches now allowed to Friday 19 August
70+ Group matches now allowed till Friday 26 August

Martin Pearse 17/06/2016

11th June 2016

Gentlemen, if you go into England Squash Masters under Membership Benefits, you will see we have negotiated a 20% discount for a Lifescan Health Check.
The law of averages says that a number of squash players (and cricketers)  are, bluntly speaking, walking time bombs and a full £1,000 (£800) Lifescan Health Check tells you everything and could probably save your life.
A lot of squash players have taken advantage of it, so you can as well if you require. Lifescan reckon 1 in 9 have very serious urgent conditions,  and they personally  have saved  close friends  from being on a lifetime of medication. A car service costs more sometimes.....

Martin Pearse

Hampshire v Devon 7th June 2016

This match was abandoned after 43.5 overs of the Devon innings as the Devon skipper Nick Rogers suffered a cardiac arrest as he left the field. Fortunately a defibrillator was to hand which we understand from the paramedics almost certainly saved his life.

This illustrates that it is essential that a defibrlator is on site for all Seevent Seniors Cricket matches and that people on site know how to use them correctlly without any delays.

We all wish Nick a speedy recovery.

The Seevent Committee

Instruction and Guidance for Umpires - June 2016

The Seevent Board strongly recommends that all Umpires standing in its competition (at whatever level) be covered by insurance in any event that they be sued for negligence under Health and Safety Laws or other.
This might arise if any player(s) be injured and it can be proven that this transpired because of a wrong decision made relevant to fitness of play, to include ground, light or weather (to include lightning).
Every Umpire officiating in the Seevent Competition must therefore take the time and trouble to read and understand the latest recommendations from the ECB/ACO regarding fitness for play and to comply with the Laws of Cricket. It is not the responsibility of the Seevent Board to publicise these recommendations.
However when and where possible the Seevent Board will post on its website any changes to the current advices (June 2016).
All current members of the ECBACO are automatically covered by insurance which is included in their annual subscription. Anybody who is not a member of the ECBACO (to include anyone who has not renewed his/her ECBACO membership) who stands in the Seevent Competition is strongly advised to make their own arrangements regarding this personal and necessary insurance cover.
For further guidance please contact the Seevent Hon. Secretary in the first instance.

Graeme Howgate


1st XI Play Offs 2016

Last 16 From Sun 7th August – last date playable Friday 19th August

Last 8 Sun 21st August to Friday 26th August

Last 4 Sun 28th August to Friday 2nd September

Final Sun 4th September / Tues 6th / Wed 7th September


NEGOTIABLE (if both sides agree) Sun / Mon / Thurs

Committee Note: As ECB 50 play on Sundays, we would recommend the same, if possible, ie the matches commence on a Sunday, obviously both sides must agree.


Secretary asks Home Team to call heads or tails and email him the answer.

Secretary asks Away Team to call heads or tails and email him the answer.

If two are the same, Away Side wins.

If different, the Home Team wins.

This would give participation and an email trail for record.

Martin Pearse


Seevent Playing Regulations 1.4

Please note that is no actual cut off time to comeplete a match and that all matches should be completed if at all possible as per Playing Regulation 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.

Martin Pearse


Group Matches Cut Off Dates

1st XI Competition - August 4th 2016
2nd XI Competition - August 5th 2016
70+ Competition - August 6th 2016

Competition Organisers

1st XI Competition - Martin Pearse
2nd XI Competition- David Yorath
3rd XI Competition - Hugh Milner
70+ Competition - Hugh Milner


England 60+ Ashes Tour Winter 2016 Update

The Seevent England 60+ squad enjoyed another training session at Edgbaston on Sunday 22 April in preparation for the forthcoming tour later this year. The squad were supplied with their touring playing kit together with more formal attire in readiness for the trip down under. After many photographs the players took part in a long training and net session so no doubt there were many sore bodies in the following few days. The tour itinerary is almost finalised and will be published in the next few weeks. The next preparation event is a ‘challenge’ match against last year’s Champions Somerset – to take place at Kidderminster on 22 May.

See the Internationals page for squad photos taken at Edgbaston.


Constitution, Rules and Regulations

These have been updated as a result of the decisions at the AGM and can be found via the Constitution, Rules and Regulations page.
It is essential that Captains, Organisers and Umpires are familiar with them for the coming season.
The Committee have agreed the following by way of clarification:

Qualification of players:

Rule 2 (b): All players must be registered on the Seevent National 60+/70+ County Cricket Play-Cricket website. No unregistered player will be permitted to play in any Championship match. Click here for the guidelines on how to register your players for the Seevent Championship.

Rule 2 (h) is new and means that a player may not play for their 2nd XI once he/she has played 7 or more games for the 1st XI in the coming season.
This helps define the words ‘regular members of the 1st XI’ in Rule 2 (i).
2(i) is meant to cover using 1st XI players making up the numbers in the 2nd XI, rather than genuine cases of borderline 1st/2ndXI players. Counties will want to use common sense in following this rule and not debar players from having a full game of cricket.

The reference to ‘current international players’ in 2 (i) means those who represented England in the season 2015 or in 2015/16 overseas. If Counties want to play such a player in their 2nd XI for whatever reason, they should contact the Secretary. A list of current internationals will appear Here shorlty.

Players who are not eligible for a County or Wales under Rule 2 (b) require special registration. Counties and Wales should ensure that such ineligible players are specially registered with the Secretary before they play in a match. A list of such players will appear Here shortly.

Penalties for playing an ineligible player are set out in Rule 2 (g).

Dave Yorath


The Seevent Committee are happy to announce the following Group Representatives, covering 60 1st (2nd / 3rd) and 70 1st.

Clive Ricks ( W Midlands)
Len Attard (West))
Alan Steers (North)
Nick Andrews(Midlands)
Andrew Jenner (South)

All will be responsible for directing any Committee requests/decisions to their 5 County Members and offering suggestions for improvement on an annual basis,  only to the Committee, via Richard Owen. There will be no 'Blanket Coverage' of all 30 Counties. The paper chasing, email barrage and politics last year, from primarily just one group,  was considered unrealistic and by centralising any traffic to Richard Owen cuts down an enormous workload.

We are committed to increasing the player base dramatically.

Also, as we discovered last year, can all 5 organisers please ensure that the relevant Counties' Committees views/votes are the ones put forward, not  just that of the Organisers nominated, as happened last year, when votes were changed  at the AGM from the Organisers recommendations.

In October 2016, the 5 organisers, having collated their seasonal findings,  will be invited to the pre AGM Committee meeting in London

Martin Pearse


The new Season is nearly upon us and everything is in place for 2016.

The Committee has restructured both of the International Teams, being very aware of the amazing difference and improvement in the standard of the Australians 60+ side last year. We expect that there will be similar improvements in this years Australia 70+ side.

In the 60’s, the new Captain is John Foster (Shropshire) and the Vice Captain is Chris Swadkin (Kent). Both are top performers with stats to match in ECB 50 /Seevent Cricket and Representative Cricket. The Manager is Andrew Clarke (Shropshire) and the two advisors are Martin Pearse (Norfolk) and Richard Owen (Derbyshire), last years 60 Selectors.

In the 70’s, the new Captain is Martin Pearse (Norfolk) and the Vice Captain Chris Lees (Cheshire,) again replicating stats with their 60 counterparts. The Manager is Barry Briscoe (Worcestershire) and the two Advisors are Dr Gil Collins (Hampshire) and Hugh Milner (Sussex).

The Committee  would like to thank both Martin and Hugh, who as respective Captain/Managers for the 60’s and 70’s have both put a lot of time and energy into the International games with a lot of success.  Martin won 12 Internationals with 1 Tie and 3 losses (2 Wales, 1 Australia).
Hugh  won 7 Internationals including 2 test series against Australia and lost a test series to Wales 60+/65+ by 2 games to 1.

The 60’s Team to Australia has been selected folowing the nets at Leicester and the 25 who attended the nets was whittled down to 16 with 1 further player likely to be added. The16 players already selected can be found on the Internationals page.

Australia 70+ Tour of England July 2016

Please see the Internationals page for further details including the full fixture list and the players chosen to attend the training / selection sessions at Leicester on April 21st.


Tour details and the players selected can be found on the Internationals page.


Please remind all your scorers and all your officials who enter scorecards that all losing teams should be allocated the appropriate number of batting and bowling bonus points. The winning team receives the standard 22 points for a win only.

Batting Bonus Points : Up to a maximum of 5 are awarded at 125, 150, 175, 200 and 225

Bowling Bonus Points : Up to a maximum of 5 are awarded for every two wickets taken eg at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

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

Minutes of the 2015 AGM held on 25th November 2015 can be read by clicking here

Post Meeting Note: Under Item 111.6 in the AGM MInutes, the Committee notes that by way of preamble to the discussion and resolution of this item, Bill Early, as representative of  certain 70+ Counties, explained the consensus that the 70s Counties had come to on numerous issues at the request of the Chairman, who had asked for this to be done so as to reduce agenda time. However, despite this request and the consensus provided prior to the AGM, there was considerable discussion on these proposals and this also covered a host of 70s related matters. The vote of all Counties being able to vote on 70+ matters changed the dynamic somewhat, , plus some  original 70+Counties changed their vote from the original consensus

The Constitition for 2016, ratified at the AGM is available via the menu on the left of this page. This document includes the 2016 Rules as Appendix A and 2016 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, 2016.


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