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1st Division Play Offs

The weather forecast is good, but we recommend back up grounds for the Wed/ Thur in case the first choice is rain affected ...
Northants/ Derby and Herts/ Lancs are playing on Monday
The winners of each match will notify  Somerset and Cheshire who are appearing the next day.
There is  no halfway venue allowed
Kent v Yorkshire
Devon v Essex
Somerset v Northants/ Derby
Cheshire v Herts/ Lancs

Hampshire v Kent Played 16th July

The Disciplinary Sub Committee comprising Richard Owen and David Yorath has reached a decision on the complaint from Kent 70+ about underage players in the Hampshire 70+ team for the above match.

The Sub Committee has considered the representations of Hampshire and Kent and agreed that as Hampshire fielded two "grossly underage players" the 22 points allocated to Hampshire for this match should be deducted and awarded to Kent.   The bonus points previously awarded to Kent will be deleted and no bonus points allowed to Hampshire.


To be played on : Tues 26th, Wed 27th, Thurs 28th

Yorkshire                 v      Norfolk
Cheshire                  v      Cambridgeshire / Huntingdonshire
Hertfordshire          v      Lancashire
Northamptonshire v      Derbyshire
Hampshire               v      Essex
Devon                       v      Surrey
Kent                           v      Wales
Bucks                        v    Somerset

1st Division Play-Offs Quarter Finals

Kent v Yorkshire

Somerset v Northants or Derbyshire

Devon or Surrey v Essex

Cheshire v Herts or Lancs


20th August Update

The draw has now been made for the 2nd Division Play Offs - full details can be seen by Clicking Here


I am delighted to advise any players interested in going on the Barbados Tour in February 2015 that following a very generous offer from the Barbados Tourist Authority to sponsor some of the Cricketing Costs for the Touring Party we have been able to make a significant reduction to the cost of the Tour package.
We understand that this offer has been made because although Barbados has many cricket tours this will be a “first” , because they have never had an England Over 60 side visiting before.

The maximum cost to any cricketer going on the Tour will now be £1585, and there will be No Cricketing Costs for wives/partners/supporters so the cost for them will now be £1435.

A copy of the Itinerary with the reduced costs is attached. It should be noted that the charge for the Sportspersons Dinner is not included and if this takes place it will be optional,and at extra cost.

We have already had a number of bookings and the reduced costs will be applied to them.
It is anticipated that there could now well be a significant increase in bookings which will be dealt with on a first come first served basis.

Please contact me if you want any further information or a reservation form to make a booking.

Tel. 01905 641052    email


Barry Briscoe
Tour Organiser


Tuesday 24th February
Depart London Gatwick, North Terminal on British Airways flight BA2155 to Barbados, leaving at 11.20hrs.
Arrive Barbados at 16.10hrs. On arrival transfer to Coconut Court Hotel for 14 nights stay.

Wednesday 25th February
At leisure.
Welcome Reception – TBC.

Thursday 26th February
England Tourists practice match.under lights at Three W’s Oval.

Friday 27th February
At leisure.

Saturday 28th February
England Tourists v BCA Over 60. Transfers to/from the cricket included.

Sunday 01st March
England Tourists v BCL Over 60. Transfers to/from the cricket included.

Monday 02nd March
At leisure.

Tuesday 03rd   March
England Tourists v BCL.Over 60 Transfers to/from the cricket included.

Wednesday 04th March
At leisure.

Thursday 05th March
England Tourists v BCA Over 60. Transfers to/from the cricket included.

Friday 06th March
At leisure.
Sportspersons Dinner  - TBC.

Saturday 07th March
International  - Barbados Over 60 v England Over 60. Transfers to/from the cricket included.

Sunday 08th March
International  Barbados Over 60 v England Over 60 . Transfers to/from the cricket included.

Monday 09th March
At leisure.

Tuesday 10th March
Transfer to Barbados airport for departure on British Airways flight BA2154 to London, leaving at 17.50hrs.

Wednesday 11th March
Arrive London Gatwick, North Terminal at 05.50hrs.

Luggage allowance – 23kg pp in economy, 2x 23kg in Premium Economy (cricket equipment will be within this allowance so best to take as little equipment as you can).
Cricket matches –  Extra cricket matches will be arranged depending on number of players in the touring party
Internationals -  It cannot be confirmed until next Feb but it is planned that the two International matches will at Kensington Oval. 


1585.00 (made up of Flight and Hotel Room plus share of cricket costs) per cricket player, based on twin/double share in a standard room (singles will be paired in twin rooms), inclusive of:       

                                      £1435.00 (made up of Flight and Hotel Room), for wives/partners/supporters, based on twin/double share in a standard room,  inclusive of:           

  • Return Economy class flights on British Airways London Gatwick to Barbados.
  • All prepayable airport taxes.
  • 14 nights in Barbados at 3* Coconut Court Hotel, based on a standard room, on room only basis.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Return match day transfers to cricket matches.
  • Cricket matches – ground costs,  meals following matches etc.

If you require single occupancy the extra cost will be £790


Return Premium Economy flights - £415.00 per person (subject to availability)
Return Business Class flights - £1385.00 per person (subject to availability)
Breakfast - £75 .00 (continental) or £115.00 (full) per person
Ocean Front Room - £110.00 per person twin/double or £220.00 single
Superior Ocean Front Room - £190.00 per person twin/double or £380.00 single

STANDARD ROOM: Mixed views of hotel buildings and ocean. Individually controlled air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, telephone, electronic in-room safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Kitchenette facilities including microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven and electric kettle. Bathroom with shower and private balcony.

OCEAN FRONT ROOM AMENITIES: Gorgeous ocean views, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, free WIFI, individually controlled air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, telephone, electronic in-room safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Kitchenette facilities including microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven and electric kettle. Bathroom with shower and private balcony.

SUPERIOR OCEAN FRONT ROOM AMENITIES: Completely refurbished (2013) with gorgeous ocean views, 2 twin beds or 1 king bed, queen size pull-out couch, free WIFI, IPod docking station, individually controlled air conditioning, ceiling fan, 32inch flat screen cable TV, telephone, electronic in-room safe, iron and board, hairdryer. Kitchenette facilities including microwave, refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle and sink. Bathrooms with shower and private balcony.  


Please note that a full 10 year passport (valid for at least 6 months after your intended return to the UK) is required by all British residents.


Confirm to Tour Organiser Barry Briscoe with full details of who will be travelling
Contact details :


Phone  01905 641052 

Complete booking form and send to

Sports Tours Plus – for the attention Debbie Pallant
Address – The White House, 27 The Street, Holywell Row, Bury St Edmunds. IP28 8LS.

And make payment of non refundable deposit of £300pp to Sports Tours Plus, either by cheque, debit card or online banking (Account 00186908 -  Sort code 30-91-49). Payment by Mastercard or Visa credit card incurs a fee of 2.5%.

The balance of money due will be payable by 15 December 2014.

Sports Tours Plus   Tel: 01638 717850 Fax: 01638 714521 Email: Website:
CAA ATOL No: 9592

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

1st Division PLAY-OFFS

To all possible Home Ties Last 16
Yorks/ Cheshire/ Derby
Herts/ Northants
Bucks/ Kent/ Essex/ Surrey/ Berks
Devon/ Hants

Gents, as you are the likely Home Venues, please can I remind you that it is best to allocate Tuesday 26 Wed 27 thu 28 in case of inclement weather
If matches arent finished then the result will be decided by coin toss-as the Last 8 will be played the week after  Tues 2, Wed  3  Thu 4 September
Probably best to reserve grounds that week as well

Martin Pearse

24 Aug - 30 Aug    Last 16
31 Aug – 6 Sept    Last 8
7 Sept – 13 Sept   Last 4

2nd Division PLAY-OFFS

******* IMPORTANT *******

Please see the Revised qualifying rules and full details for the 2nd Division Play Offs by Clicking Here

Group Matches

All Group matches must be concluded by Friday 22 August.

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

    Barry Smith

Many of you will know Barry Smith who has kept wicket for the Kent 60s and 70s for many years.  Barry was also solely instrumental in establishing the over 60s Championship in 2004.    We have learnt from Jean Smith, Barry's wife, the dreadful news that cancer has attacked several parts of his body.   What was originally thought as sciatica has now been diagnosed with the worst news possible.   Whilst the prognosis is not known Jean anticipates intensive chemotherapy.   Barry is having to go through other scans and biopsies to identify the primary cancer.

It was in 2003 that Barry and Hugh Milner had a chat at the Bat and Ball ground in Gravesend when he suggested that we move on from 50s cricket and start an over 60s friendly fixture list.   He undertook a great deal of work to get the over 60s off the ground - a competition that many of us now play in and enjoy.

Jean has asked that all his cricketing friends be advised of what has happened.   Let us hope and pray that Barry responds positively to treatment and that he is soon returns to the cricketing circuit once again.

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


The Kreeda balls supplied to all counties in 2014 that have not been used should be returned to Mike Fernando  Kreeda, International , 18 Hillbrow, Letchworth Herts SG6 3RE

Any balls that have been used should be paid for at a price of £8.75 each cheque payable to; kreeda international
For this year the balls now supplied by Readers should be used and paid; for; by the respective counties.

Mike Savage for Seevent Committee



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 / 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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