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+ 2nd XI Play Offs Dates
Quarter Finals - Week Commencing Sunday 13th August
Semi-Finals - Week Commencing Sunday 20th August
Final - Sunday 3 September (Reserve dates Sundays 10th and 17th September)
Seevent England 60+ 2017 Squad
The trial process has now been completed and the selectors have named the squad for the summer series against Australia.
It has been extremely difficult to reduce the numbers down to just 16 from the original group of nominated players along with those who toured Australia last year. Congratulations to all those who have made it into the final squad but also, commiserations of course to those who have not been selected this time. The players represent 15 different counties.
Since the trial, Chris Swadkin has decided to withdraw from the playing side (he will still be involved in selection) and Martin Ivill has been appointed as Vice-Captain in his place.
The final squad with reserves is as follows:
J Foster (c) (Shropshire), M Ivill (Yorkshire), D Bartholomew (Lancashire), N Belletty (Somerset (wk), N Calvert (Lincolnshire), I Caunce (Oxfordshire), J Courtney (Gloucestershire), D Elder (Hertfordshire), K Harsham (Hampshire), D Owen (Buckinghamshire), D Pegg (Northamptonshire), J Punchard (Lancashire), M Stafford (Buckinghamshire), R Staple (Kent), M Walwyn (Yorkshire), M Young (Essex)
Reserve keeper on standby: C Tarrant (Kent)
Reserves on standby: S Clements (Hertfordshire), C Evans (Surrey), J Phillips (Kent)
There will be a squad get-together on 2 July at Banbury XX Cricket Club starting at 1.00pm.
The matches against Australia are as follows:
FIRST ODI TEST Sunday 16 July at Blackpool CC
SECOND ODI TEST Sunday 23 July at Kidderminster CC
THIRD ODI TEST Friday 28 July at South Wilts CC
All spectators are welcome to come along and support the team.
Further details of the whole tour which runs from 3 July to 28 July can be found on
The 60+ Internationals page
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
It is with great sadness that we hear of Stuarts passing. All members of Devon County Senior Cricket Club pass their sincere condolences to Wendy and family at this difficult time.
Stuart fought his cancer in the same way as he played cricket. Determination, spirit and optimism . He was positive right to the end.
I and everyone associated with Devon Seniors owe him so much. His unrivalled passion and sincere belief in Seniors cricket rubbed off on so many people and he persuaded so many older cricketers to continue playing after the age of 50 and keep fit and competitive.
Not only was Stuart a very good cricketer he also was a man who believed in putting back into the game his excellent administrative skills and he spent countless hours raising money for seniors cricket and then taking on the captaincy of the 60s 2nd X1.He was a club man through and through and an example to us all.
I mentioned combative and determination earlier and I and others on the committee soon learnt that if Stuart believed in something then low and behold if you disagreed. I know I felt the sharp end on more than one occasion but Stuart held no grudges , moved on ,shook hands and told you he was right after all . Committee meetings just won't be the same and we shall all miss him greatly.
Stuart gave everything to cricket believing in the team ethos & Devon Seniors benefitted greatly . He played for the newly formed Devon Over 60s 1st X1 from inauguration & then in 2012 captained the newly formed 60s 2nd X1 to great success .He stepped down in 2015 having captained the side to three championships.
He became Treasurer in 2007 taking over finances worth a few hundred pounds & leaving the club now financially secure .He cajoled ,persuaded & pursued sponsorship ,advertising & grants. Goodness knows how many hours he spent. He organised the Annual dinners right up to 2015 & these were great events for us all .With four different teams it was a great opportunity for all players & sponsors to meet & those many evenings will be cherished & remembered.
He went on many overseas tours with the Seniors & the tales about Stuart will be told forever . I have many ! He & Wendy were such great company .Generous & simply lovely people to be on tour with.
To replace Stuart Munday is impossible. I and others were so lucky to know him ,work with him and play with him. We will miss him greatly but we must think ourselves lucky to have been so closely associated with him.
A special person, a special face
Someone we love and can't replace
Never selfish, always kind
These are the memories he left behind.
Thank you Wendy for the hours he spent on Devon County Seniors Cricket . We are all thinking of you at this difficult time.
The Weekly Results Summaries as accessed from the Main Menu now inlcudes 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).
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.
2017 Victoria tour to the UK
This tour has been called off due to lack of numbers to make up a suitable touring party.
Preparing for the Australian visit in July!
Following the reappointment of John Foster, Chris Swadkin and Andrew Clarke (Manager) to the England Over 60 team, nominations for the 2017 squad were invited from all the counties taking part in the Seevent competition.
Over 30 players were put forward and the selectors have chosen the following to participate in the trial process during May:
Bernie Bishop, Glen Bullock, Simon Clements, John Courtney, Pete Docherty, Ken Earl, Duncan Elder, Chris Evans, Keith Harsham, Pete Hayes, Peter Howard, Jim Phillips, John Punchard, Steve Saker, Martin Southwell, Chris Tarrant , Marcus Young.
These players will take part in a trial match at Banbury on 14 May alongside some of the Ashes squad from 2016. Two teams will then be chosen from these players and the rest of the 2016 squad to form a final trial match which will take place on 28 May.
The schedule of fixtures for the tour has been agreed, details are on the Internationals page
John Thomas of Essex Seniors is up and about, making good progress and is no longer in hospital.
He is now in a position to spend some of his time at home whilst also being in the care of a “Rehab” Centre in Dagenham for parts of the week.
John’s current big challenge is to regain his use of speech, an area that is still giving him problems and for which he is receiving therapy.
To those who know John, either on or off the field, I am sure you will join me in wishing John a full and speedy recovery.
Essex Seniors Cricket County Representative
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 publicise 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 comeplete 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.
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
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 Constitition 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 Behaviour, 2017.