Australians descend on Devon for historic Ashes series

Authored by Ewan Davy2
Posted: Wed, 06/27/2018 - 2:08pm

A group of intrepid Aussie cricketers are due to set foot in Devon ready for a second gritty Ashes series against the bustling might Broadclyst Cricket Club, who play at the Killerton Estate, just outside Exeter.

The one day, 44 over series starts on Sunday 1st July at 1pm, and concludes with the second game on Saturday 7th July. Having lost the original ‘Ashes’ series in 2013, Broadclyst are out for revenge.

The Aussies, known as the Daggy Greens, have 13 players and 9 WAKs (Wives And Kids). They will be facing a squad of local players drawn from Broadclyst, who have all...

£100,000 donation boosts university cricket

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 9:20am

Cricket at the University of Exeter has been boosted by a £100,000 donation from an honorary graduate.

Sir Christopher Ondaatje’s gift to the Making the Exceptional Happen Campaign will be used to widen accessibility to surrounding schools and cricket clubs, and to support the development of talented male and female cricketers with elite-level training.

Sir Christopher said: “I am extremely proud to extend my association with the University of Exeter, and to support two of my great passions – education and cricket. It has been extremely gratifying to witness the success of...

Man of Series award for Exeter School pupil

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:48am

Exeter School pupil Tom Lammonby has been named Man of Series after topping the England Under 19 batting averages in their five match one day series against India. The 17-year-old joined Somerset Cricket Academy in the autumn of 2015 and was thrilled to play in all five games in the international series against India Under 19s. He said it felt incredible to have won the Man of Series Award and the icing on the cake. “It’s nice to have got some runs for England, but it has all happened so fast and one thing has led to another. “To have played for the England Under 19s is better than any...

Double England call up for Exeter School cricketers

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:13pm

Well done to Exeter School alumnus Ben Green and Lower Sixth Former Tom Lammonby for their selection into the England U19 test and one-day squads this summer.

Both Exeter School players have been representing Exeter Cricket Club in the Premier Division as well as playing for Somerset.

Ben has been called up for two four-day matches against India, with Tom selected for a five-match Royal London One-Day Series. Tom has also been invited to play for an invitational XI versus India at Loughborough.

Tom said: "After the disappointment of wrestling with injury last year,...

Appeal for Devon cricket clubs to save visiting tour

Authored by sarahb
Posted: Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:53pm

Young cricketers from Kidderminster have been knocked for six after being let down by a sports travel company, leaving plans for a summer tour to Devon in tatters.

In March Glamorgan-based Syrene Sports Travel Ltd offered to organise the five-day tour, sourcing accommodation and games for the team, whose players range from 14 to 18.

But Kidderminster Cricket Club’s junior section chairman Sarah Beadsworth said since early June she has been “fobbed off” by travel company boss Adrian Evans and since last Friday he has not answered her phone calls or texts.

She said: “...

Counting down to the cricket season

Authored by The Cricket Company
Posted: Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:35am

With the cricket season just a few weeks away, local specialists The Cricket Company are fully stocked & ready to help cricketers get ready for the new season.

Owned by coach Trevor Griffin, TCC are based at their East Devon showroom and pride themselves on the range of equipment as well as the expert advice they are able to offer.

"We are extremely selective to make sure we stock a wide range to cater for all ages, experience and budget but our real difference is where we can offer advice to customers and provide a free fitting service where they are unsure what they...

Cricket mad Jock scoops an OSCA

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:27am

A Devon cricket enthusiast who has spent 38 years as a player and administrator with Thorverton Cricket Club has been recognised on a national scale by winning an OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Award) in the category of ‘Heartbeat of the Club’.

John (Jock) Spry joined the club on leaving school at 16 years old and since then he has captained the 1st and 2nd XIs, is chairman of the youth section, youth coach, youth team manager, and helps out with work on the ground. He has never played for another club and is now heavily involved in a project to build a new pavilion for the...

£6m funding boost for local sport

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/14/2015 - 10:31am

A rowing club for 80-year-olds, a sailing project based in a canal in central London and a boxing club that has cut village crime are just a few of the 91 local schemes that are looking forward to making the most of a £6,039,499 million National Lottery funding boost.

Projects in Devon which are to receive funding include:

Exeter Cricket Club is to receive £50,312 to purchase new nets. The club’s existing net facilities will be lost as a result of redevelopment. The new nets will help to keep current members from leaving and attract new players.

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Blofeld and Baxter to entertain in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:35pm

Two legendary figures from the world of cricket commentating will entertain the audience at Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday 25 October.

Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter present Rogues on the Road, a new show relating their outrageous stories from two extensive careers spent broadcasting around the globe.

After three years of playing to packed houses across the UK, including two successful seasons at the Edinburgh Festival, Blowers and Backers have recently toured Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia with their wonderful reminiscences. They relate...

Be BBQ safe this summer!

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:44am

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service wants your BBQ and cricket celebrations to be a safe and enjoyable experience, but cooking over hot coals can be hazardous. Marc House, Community Safety Prevention Manager said: “It’s natural to want to go outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather with family and friends, especially with the Cricket on - many of us can’t wait to get the BBQ lit. We all know how tempting it can be to give stubborn coals a helping hand, but, please be patient and make sure you use the right tools for the job. “By far the biggest danger is the use of flammable...