Seevent National 60+/70+
County Cricket Championship

President : Roger Dakin
Vice Presidents Henry Blofeld , Peter Baxter

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The Full draws for the 2nd XI Play Offs and 2nd XI Bowl Competition are now on the dedicated 2nd XI Play Offs page


70+ Competition
The revised cut off date is Sunday 20th August. Any matches not played by that date will be subejct to Competition Rules 5(h) which could result in neither team receiving any points.

The 70+ Play Offs Semi Finals are Thursday 24th August


The latest Committee Minutes from 6th July 2017 are now avaiable on the Committe Minutes page along with the Allocation of Sub Committee Duties and Responsibilities for 2017


1st XI Play Offs - Last 16 Draw

Hertfordshire (1) Lost to Wales (16)
Essex (2) Beat Berkshire (15)
Lancashire (3) Beat Suffolk (14)
Hampshire (4) Lost to Oxfordshire (13)
Buckinghamshire (5) Beat Durham / Northumberland (12)
Kent (6) Beat Gloucestershire (11)
Cheshire (7) Lost to Bedfordshire (10)
Shropshire (8) Beat Somerset (9)


60+ 2nd XI Play Offs, Plate and Bowl

The cut off date for completing Group matches has been extended to Friday August 18th.
The Play Offs Quarter Finals will now take place week commencing Sunday 20th August
Full details of all competitions now on the 2nd XI Play Offs page


Proposed England 70+ Tour to Australia Winter 2017 /18

A trial match has been aarranged at LUTTERWORTH on 27 August with a back date of 28th August

Further details and players squad on the 70+ Internatioanls / Tours page


Official Playing Down Rules

To all 2nd XI and 3rd XI captains / managers please be mindful to fully abide by the Playing Down rules as stated in the official 2017 Seevent Competition Rules.
They can be found in Qualification of Players sections 2(h) and 2(i)
One county has been docked 22 points this week for contravening the Playing Down Rules and any future indiscretions will be similarly investigated and penalties applied where deemed appropriate.

If in doubt please check with Len Attard or Derrick Sheldon before the match which most counties do anyway.

Barry Briscoe (Seevent Secretary)


60+ 1st XI Play Offs Dates

Last 16 - Tuesday 8 August (Reserve date either Sunday 13 August or Tuesday 15 August)
Last 8 - Tuesday 22 August (Reserve date Sunday 27 August)
Semi-Finals - Tuesday 29 August (Reserve date Sunday 3 September)
Final - Sunday 10 September (Reserve date Sunday 17 September)


Cut Off Dates for Group Matches

60+ 1st XI - 4th August
60+ 2nd XI - 11th August
70+ - 11th August


The Weekly Results Summaries as accessed from the Main Menu now includes both the 2nd XI and 3rd XI Competitions


70+ Competition 2017

70+ Counties are reminded of the following competition rule applying this coming season.
For the 70+ Competition in 2017,each county will be permitted to include players who are aged 69 and over on the day of the match. One 68 year old player is permitted to play PROVIDED that the opponents receive 24 hours notice in advance and that the player is NOT a member of the 60+ 1st XI.
New counties may play two 68 year olds until the play off stage.

Clearly any breach of either condition could lead to the deduction of points in accordance with rule 2(g).

Barry Briscoe Hon.Secretary


Issues with Play Cricket impacting Scorecards and Team Selections

A number of Counties have experienced some issues with Play Cricket the past week with regard to selecting teams and completing scorecards. The Play Cricket Helpdesk have confirmed they did make some changes during the Winter.

When selecting a team using the Team Picker or when entering the Confirmed Team onto Scorecards the only players offered for selection by default are those who are named in the squad for that team.

There are a couple of ways to get round this problem :

(a) The best option by far is to ensure all players are included in the squad(s) for teams they are likely to be selected for. Only a Main Administrator can now add players to team squads by using the Edit Role option for the missing player(s).

(b) Or you can to select N/A from the Squad drop down box which will then show all the League Registered players for the County. For counties with several teams this is rather cumbersome and why the Play Cricket introduced this change.

The “old” option to search for a player is no longer showing though it’s still there for Friendly matches

As a consequence seven scorecards affecting 8 Counties are currently showing a lot of players as Unsure.

So can everyone take urgent action to ensure all the their team squads are updated accordingly and that any incomplete scorecards are subsequently completed.


Competition Rules 2017 Qualification of Players

With the start of the new season this week the following summary of the qualification requirements for players may be of help.
NB It is the responsibility of each County to ensure that all their players qualify in accordance with Para 2a and 2b;

2(a) In the 60’s Championship players must be 60 years or over on the day of the match, except that two players aged 59 on the date of the match may play.
In the 70’s Championship players must be 69 or over on the day of the match, except that one 68 year old may play provided the opposition are given 24 hours notice. (New counties in the competition may play two 68 year olds.)

2(b) Players must be a bona fide playing member of a Cricket Club in the County he is representing, or have been born or be resident in that County.
Managers must hold registration forms completed by each player detailing their date of birth, place of birth, current permanent residence and club playing for.
In addition, all players must be league registered on the National 60+/70+ County Cricket Play-Cricket website. No unregistered players will be permitted to play in any Championship match.

Special Registrations

2(f) An individual player who is not qualified to play for a County that participates in the County Championship under rule 2(b) above but would qualify in an immediately adjacent County that does not play in the County Championship may be Specially Registered to play by a participating County.
The Special register will be controlled by the Secretary on behalf of the Committee and details shall be included on the Seevent website.

Note; The Committee Working Party reviewing the Constitution, Competition Rules etc. has specifically looked at Special Player Registrations because of concerns expressed by numerous Counties about how these have been applied in the past. There were no records relating to decisions made and in some cases the Competition Rules have not been properly applied.

Consequently, a new procedure has been introduced for this season which requires every player/county to complete an application form for Special Registration, for both new and existing players.
This will be used to make a decision on all Special Registrations to ensure that the Competition rules are properly and consistently applied.
All Counties who had a player who was Specially Registered last season (there were 7), were advised of this change and the revised requirement with copy application forms 6 weeks ago.
Most have responded but not all. Where there has been no response the National 60+/70+ league registration will be cancelled.
I would also draw your attention to Para 2(g) regarding penalties for playing ineligible players,i.e. the County will get no points for the game and will forfeit 10 points each time it occurs and the opposition will be awarded 22 points.

Best wishes for an enjoyable and successful season, hopefully played in the true Spirit of Cricket.

Barry Briscoe
Hon. Secretary


The new Constitution for 2017 as agreed at the 2016 AGM held on 30th November 2016 can be read by clicking here

Instruction and Guidance for Umpires

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 publicize 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.

Seevent Playing Regulations 1.4

Please note that is no actual cut off time to complete 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.

Constitution, Rules and Regulations

It is essential that Captains, Organisers and Umpires are always familiar with the latest playing regulations.

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) dictates 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 2016 or in 2016/17 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 shortly.

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).


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.

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

Minutes of the 2016 AGM held on 30th November 2016 can be read by clicking here

The Constitution for 2017, ratified at the AGM is available via the menu on the left of this page. This document includes the 2017 Rules as Appendix A and 2017 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 Behavior, 2017.


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