Due to a wet outland the 4th ODI was unable to take place but a 30 Over Friendly was played instead
- which ended in a tie
The 3rd ODI was washed out after 17 overs with England on 33-2
Australia 70+ beat England 70+ by 9 wickets in the second ODI
Sunday's 3rd ODI is now a must win game to keep the 5 match Ashes series alive
Australia 70+ beat England 70+ by 14 runs in the first ODI
The minutes from the February 2018 Committee Meeting are now available on the Committee Meeting Minutes page
Latest results from the 70+ Ashes tour can be found on the Internationals / Tours 70+ page. Full scorcards can be viewed via the link on the Menu to the England Seniors Play Cricket Website
Tom Lidbetter of Norfolk Seniors
“ Tom Lidbetter a founder and life member of Norfolk Seniors cricket and a long time player in the Spitfire and Seevent competitions died on 1st March after some long term health problems.
Tom was a thoroughly nice chap who lived for his cricket. Apart from being a mean bowler in local club cricket, he was also a member of the Forty Club and went with his wife Jean, who died last Summer, on many overseas cricket tours.
He played a significant role in helping Barry Batelley to establish Norfolk over 50s when Barry Smith kicked off the idea of Seniors cricket back in the 90s.
He leaves 2 daughters and grandchildren who he adored and encouraged to play sport.”
For those counties who haven't already sent their ball orders to Mike Savage please do so by 28th February
The Fixtures for 70+ Ashes tour are now listed on the 70+ Internationals page
Note to all counties - Match Balls for 2018 Season
Please submit the total quantity of league match balls you require by 28th February to Mike Savage via email at
Also include the delivery address and invoice address if different.
The cost of the improved quality Readers balls will be £15.90 each inclusive and they will be delivered by 30th March
John Foster is the new Group Representative for the West Midlands
The 2017 1st XI Play Off Final will take place on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at Oxford Downs CC - 12 Noon Start. Third time luckly !
The 2018 1st XI Play Off Final will take place on Tuesday 4th September 2018 at Aston Rowant CC
All historical playing records can now be accessed by using the new link on the main menu titled "Historical Playing Records".
The minutes from the most recent Committee Meeting (held on 11th October) can be found on the Committe Meeting Minutes page.
The 2017 statistics for all Competitions can now be found on the 2017 Batting and Bowling Records Page
The 60+ 1st XI Play Final was abandoned without a result for the 2nd time. See the Play Offs page for a report on how the match went before rain forced the game to be abandoned. The Final will now be held over to the beginning of the 2018 season.
Cheshire beat Essex by 70 runs in the 2nd XI Play Offs final.
Surrey beat Berkshire by 96 runs in the 2nd XI Bowl Final and thus retain the trophy.
Match report on the 2nd XI Play Offs page.
Hampshire retain the 70+ Play Offs Trophy
match report on the 70+ Play Offs page.
Hampshire beat Herts by 3 runs to win the 2nd XI Plate Final. Match report on the 2nd XI Play Offs page
The Weekly Results Summaries as accessed from the Main Menu now includes both the 2nd XI and 3rd XI Competitions
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.
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.
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 fully 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.
for the guidelines on how to register your players for the Seevent Championship.
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
Penalties for playing an ineligible player are set out in Rule 2 (g).
PLAY CRICKET LEAGUE TABLES
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.