Seevent National 60+/70+
County Cricket Championship

President : Roger Dakin
Vice Presidents Henry Blofeld , Peter Baxter

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60+ 1st XI 2016 Match Balls

Neil Pullen of Readers intends to deliver and invoice to all counties in the middle of February to the advised addresses.


The Seevent 60+ committee have asked me to manage the Over 60 tour to Australia in 2016. It is expected to last about 4 weeks and take place in November/December 2016.
The selectors have also appointed John Foster (Shropshire) as Captain and Chris Swadkin (Kent) as vice-captain.

Selection for the Seevent England 60+ squad to tour Australia later this year has now reached the stage where 16 players have been invited to join the touring party.

The selection process covered the following stages:

• Nomination from all managers of players from outside their own counties
• First cut of those nominated by the initial selection committee plus the selection of Captain and Vice-Captain
• Confirmation or otherwise of availability to tour – some nominated players were not available for selection
• Review of those nominations and players’ individual performances and career statistics
• Trial nets sessions and assessment of comparable ability and general fitness levels by the Tour selection committee

The 16 players represent 14 different county sides and (together with reserves) make up a strong, balanced squad. It has also been decided that a further ‘wild card’ player will be selected by the end of June having been able to take account of performances during the first stage of the 2016 season – so it is likely that the touring party will be 17 players in total, managed by Andrew Clarke.

The 16 players are: John Foster, Chris Swadkin, Nick Andrews, Dave Bartholemew, Geoff Beale, Nigel Belletty, Neil Calvert, Ian Caunce, Martin Ivill, Tim Mynott, David Pegg, Trevor Shales, Mike Stafford, Rupert Staple, Murphy Walwyn and Ryland Wallace.
A number of reserves have been placed on standby should any of these be unable to take part.

To provide you with some background information about the Tour, the key details are as follows:
• Duration: – approximately 4 week from Mid November 2016
• Location: – this is still being discussed but it is likely to be based around Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney
• Itinerary: - this is still to be finalised but it is expected to involve 13 matches of which 3 will be Test Matches. It is anticipated at this stage that each player will play a minimum of 6/7 matches.
• Kit – it is expected that payers will be provided with playing and training kit along with a blazer for wearing at any official functions we may be required to attend.
• Cost: – we have decided that all players should arrange their own flights to and from Australia to allow additional flexibility for people who wish to arrange stopovers or arrive / leave at different times after the Tour has finished. The tour has to be self-financing so all players will be expected to cover their own costs.

Accurate information is not available at this stage but I would anticipate that it would cost around £3500 per player plus your own travel within the UK, your flight costs to and from Australia and your own spending money. We will be actively trying to attract sponsorship which will reduce the cost.

Andrew Clarke 07974740004

Australia 70+ Tour of England July 2016

See the Internationals page for full fixture list


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.

Important Please Take Note - Reporting of Results

Results are still not being reported within 24 hours of the conclusion of matches to Derrick Sheldon the Seevent Website Administrator.
This morning (Thursday 16/7) there were 4 outsanding results across Div 1 West, North and East unreported and one of the away teams made a complaint about their match not being reported. A knock on effect of this is that the updating of the league tables is delayed.

So from next week any team not notifying Derrick of the result within 24 hours and  any team not entering scorecards on Play Cricket within 72 hours will as per the rules incur a 5 point penalty.
Most Leagues hand out points deductions like sweets so I feel we have been more than lenient !!!

I am have sent this same message out to all the County organisers

Martin Pearse

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

The Constitition for 2015, ratified at the AGM is available via the menu on the left of this page. This document includes the 2015 Rules as Appendix A and 2015 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, 2015.

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