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2nd XI Play Offs Draw

Match 1            Devon - Bye
Match 2            Cheshire Beat Hants
Match 3            Sussex - Bye
Match 4            Kent Lost to Wales

Games to be played by Friday 26th August

9 teams have entered the 2nd XI Bowl.

2nd XI Bowl Draw

Match 1:           Surrey v Beds/Warwicks
Match 2:           Somerset v Berks
Match 3:           Herts v Worcs
Match 4:           Glos v Bucks

Further information on the 2nd XI Play Offs page

1st XI Quarter Finals Draw

Played Tuesday 23rd Wed 24th  Fri 26th (or earlier by mutual agreement)

Match A - Herts Lost to v Kent

Match B Essex Lost to Yorkshire

Match C Surrey beat Bucks

Match D Gloucestershire Lost to Cheshire

Semi Finals

Will be on Tues 30th, Wed 31st or Friday 2nd  (or earlier by mutual agreement).

Winner Match A v Winner Match B

Winner Match C v Winner Match D

1st XI Last 16 Results

Herts (1) Beat Shropshire (16)
Norfolk (8) Lost to Kent (9)
Oxfordhsire (4) Lost to Essex (12)
Yorkshire (5) Beat Northants (13)

Surrey (2) Beat Hants (15)
Bucks (7) Beat Lancashire (11)
Gloucs (3) Beat Bedfordshire (14)
Cheshire (6) Beat Somerset (10)

8th August

The 2016 batting and bowling statistics have been added to the main menu

August & September Start Times

Just a reminder that all matches in August start no later than 1pm and no later than 12:30 in September



Revised Group Matches Cut Off Dates 2016

1st XI Competition - Friday August 12th
(2nd XI Compeition - Friday August 19th)
(70+ Competition - Friday Augsut26th)

60 1st XI Group matches now conclude on Friday 12 August. The Last 16 PLAY OFF will now only have 1 week to complete. This format will continue for the Last 8, 4 and final . If after 4 attempts , still no result, a bowl out will be allowed, or failing that a coin toss by the Hon Secretary and another Committee member

Martin Pearse

Last 16 From Sun 14th August (or before by mutual agreement) – last date playable Friday 19th August

Last 8 Sun 21st August to Friday 26th August

Last 4 Sun 28th August to Friday 2nd September

Final Sun 4th September / Tues 6th / Wed 7th September

NON NEGOTIABLE DATES for BOTH TEAMS – Sun / Tues / Wed / Fri

NEGOTIABLE (if both sides agree) Mon / Thurs

Committee Note: As ECB 50 play on Sundays, we would recommend the same, if possible, ie the matches commence on a Sunday, obviously both sides must agree.

IF NOT CONCLUDED BY PLAYING, OR BOWLING AT STUMPS, then TOSS OF A COIN.

Secretary asks Home Team to call heads or tails and email him the answer.

Secretary asks Away Team to call heads or tails and email him the answer.

If two are the same, Away Side wins.

If different, the Home Team wins.

This would give participation and an email trail for record.

Martin Pearse 02/08/2016


2nd XI Play Offs 2016

Full details of the format, dates and qualifying criteris can be accessed via the Play Offs page

Or by clicking here 2nd XI Play Offs

Dave Yorath 05/08/2016


O70  -  England v Australia

Final of three Ashes decider

Burridge CC, Southampton

Friday 29th July 2016

 

A tense Final Ashes Decider  saw it come down to the last over of yet another 100 over thriller with Australia requiring 19 for victory and Andy Barnes of Sussex in the hot seat. In an over he will never forget, he kept his head and Australia could only scramble 7 runs. Joy and despair all round.

 

To the match! A muggy hot day with rain constantly in the air, Australia’s Captain, Ross Chapman, won the toss for the second match in succession and invited England’s Captain Martin Pearse to bat. Which Pearse did and in a blitzing start, which saw 40 on the board in 6 overs, looked as if he was going to make it five consecutive hundreds. However, all good things come to an end and a tame full toss went straight to mid off and Australia had their first wicket in 12, 62 for 1, Pearse 38.

 

Other opener, Mickey Swain, wasn’t quite himself, but hey, Mickey is a run machine so some times parts need oiling. George Fox joined Swain and for nearly 20 overs Australia dominated as the home team constantly found fielders and Australia very mobile in this area. Drinks break 34 overs. England 115-1. Luckily the Captain went on to take the drinks out  as Swain had decided to retire as his thigh muscle had seized. Instruction to stay there and take the Aussies to task was duly acted upon and from that moment, the run rate rocketed. Fox on the attack scorched from 30 to 83 in double quick time and Swain scored 52 in 35 balls. Fox on 83 in 94, perished and Andy Barnes took up the cudgels with a superb 38 in 20 balls. Swain was left high and dry on 96 not out as Dave Ingham scored 8 off the last over to take England to a formidable 291-4 with the Australians looking shell shocked.

 

With the five changes from the narrow  defeat (and 55 wides) at Radlett, the bowling from Ronnie Walton immediately calmed things down. Australia were just not in control. Missed catches, and there were plenty from England, saw the visitors stay in the game but not dominating. Nev Kratzman, 48, John Stackpool, 40, saw  them to 77 in 18, but despite Ray Clarke’s off breaks, completely stifling the visitors, it was left to a combo of wicket keeper Jeff Baxter and off spin of Martin Woodward to bring the Ashes home with three stumpings, including that of the Australian Captain, Ross Chapman, who was stumped by yards. Ian Petherick went the same way and England were in control, 129-4 in 32. But games can change in an instant and with Australia requiring 163 in 18, it looked a very tall order.

 

By now, Australia still hadn’t thrown all caution to the winds, which, in hindsight, they should have done. With a pavilion duty holding up proceedings with a heavy shower on 44 at 213-5, Australia required 78 off the last 6.  Frayed nerves, dropped catches and fast boundaries caused home hearts to palpitate, but with Walton, Clarke and Woodward all bowled out it was entrusted to Andy Barnes and David Ingham to keep the Ashes. Despite some sixes, all big ones from Chris Tobin 55 not out and John Fryer 39 not out, 19 was needed off Barnes’ last over and only 7 accrued. Joy for England and their rather worried supporters  and despair for Australia.

 

In hindsight, the batting and bowling would grace most top leagues, irrespective of age and this was constantly remarked on by incredulous spectators. The fielding, overall, is the giveaway that all players are over 70.

 

Some match, some series, but the Australians can feel proud that they have improved so much, so quickly.

 

England MOM was George Fox and Australian John Fryer.

 

Many thanks to Burridge C.C, a superb Southern League  Premiership facility, to Glyn White at the Club and Gerry Candy for the wicket. To Dave Wright and Keith Williams, the ECB ACO Umpires, Dick Bachelor and Sandra Webster the scorers, John Knight, Hampshire Seniors C.C.C. and to our Manager Barry Briscoe for all the incredible work he has undergone to keep the show on the road.

SEEVENT 70+ Ashes Series - 2nd Test Match at Radlett CC 20th July 2016

Following their comfortable win in the 1st Seevent Ashes Test Match England made four changes for this 2nd Test Match at Radlett CC.
Australia won the toss and surprisingly asked England to bat on an excellent wicket. John Stuck and George Fox opened the batting against Ron Kasputis and John Fryer. With just 4 runs on the board Stuck was out LBW to Fryer for 2. This brought Andy Barnes to the wicket and he and Fox batted carefully but then attacked with a flurry of boundaries taking the score to 58 from 10 overs.
In the 15th over with the score on 73 for one Barnes was adjudged LBW to Stephens for 28 . Martin Pearse joined Fox and they proceeded carefully to 96 in the 22nd over when Fox was caught by Petherick off Ken Campbell for 45.
Mickey Swain joined Pearse and the pair kept the score ticking with some quick singles and glorious boundaries reaching 159 for 3 after 30 overs. The score had reached 198 in the 35th over when Swain was well caught by Stephens of the returning Kasputis.
Pearse was joined by Colin Breed who sensibly played to keep Pearse on strike who launched an assault on the Aussie attack. The 250 came up in the 45th over and 300 four overs later. With one over remaining Breed was superbly caught by Stumbles on the square leg boundary off Kasputis for a careful 38.
David Ingham then came in and proceeded to score 13 from 5 balls leaving England on 321 for 5.Pearse finished on 126 not out off 90 balls, a superb performance.
Pick of the bowlers was Kasputis with 2 for 58 from 10 overs and Campbell 1 for 23 from 4 overs.

Nev Kratmann and John Stackpoole faced up to the new England opening attack of Rod Worboys and David Gambie. And after 10 overs were 47 without loss. Ray Clarke and Colin Breed joined the attack but the latter struggled for line and length as Australia raced to 86 in the 16th over when Clarke had Kratmann caught at the wicket by John Stuck for 37.
Ross Chapman joined Stackpoole and the pair rapidly pushed the score up to 150 after 23 overs with England maintaining an attacking field. Some wayward bowling led to numerous wides which added to the frustration for England. Stuart Lott joined the bowling attack but after only one over in which Stackpoole was dropped of a lofted drive had to leave the field with a muscle injury.

The 200 came up in the 32nd over and Stackpoole reached his hundred. Chapman was then bowled by Chris Lees for a rapid 30with the score 209 for 2.Ian Petherick joined the fray .
The impetus had swung Australia’s way when Stackpoole was bowled by David Ingham for 108 with the score 238for 3 in the 37th over. Dick Stumbles joined Petherick but was quickly lbw to Clarke for 5 at 247 for 4 in the 40th over.Petherick was bowled Clarke for 26 in the 44th over with the score 273 for 5 and then Stephens was caught by Swain at short midwicket for 15 of Ingham, the score 274 for 6. England continued to leak wide balls which kept the scoreboard ticking.
Ken Last and Bob Ziehlke attacked every ball and ran every single putting on 37 in 3 and a half overs when Ziehlke was bowled by Worboys with the score 308 for 7. Ken Campbell joined Last with the pair needing 13 from two overs which they achived with ease courtesy of more wides, to close on 323 for 7 with an over to spare.
It was a magnificent run chase by Australia thanks to man of the match John Stackpoole and their second highest scorer W Ides with 55.!!!
Pick of the England bowlers were Ray Clarke with 3 for 40 from 10 overs and David Ingham with 2 for 42 from 9 overs.

This result has set up the spectacle of a thrilling 3rd and deciding Test Match at Southampton on 29th July, giving England time to regroup and to contemplate a game almost literally thrown away. Barry Briscoe England 70+ Manager.

Stop Press 21/7/2016

Australia chase down 321 to level the 70+ Ashes Series.

England 320-5 in 50 Overs (Pearse 126 Not Out, Fox 45, Swain 44, Breed 38)

Australia 323-7 in 48.5 Overs (Stackpole 108, Kratzmann 37, Clarke 3-40)

20/07/2016

263 opening partnership as Sussex beat Hampshire by 10 wickets. Here are the two centurions Peter Goodsell and John Johnson. Their partnership is the highest ever recorded in Sussex seniors cricket in a championship match.


13/07/2016

SEEVENT 70+ Ashes Series - 1st Test Match at Old Buckenham 13th July 2016

Australia 186-9 (Ian Petherick 35, Ronnie Walton 3-27 Martin Woodward 3-35)

England 187-2 in 44.1 overs (Mike Swain 82, Martin Pearse 69)

Following torrential rainfall the previous day the ground staff at Old Buckenham performed miracles to get the game started on time.
England won the toss and elected to bat. John Stackpole and Nev Kratzmann opened for Australia scoring briskly against the pace attack of Ron Walton and David Ingham. With the score at 31 after 7 overs England left armers Chris Lees and Colin Breed were introduced into the attack .The first breakthrough came in the 17th over when Breed had Kratzmann lbw for 26 with the sore on 63, to bring captain Ross Chapman to the wicket.

Ray Clarke joined the attack and troubled the batsmen with his off spin, getting Stackpole lbw for 23 with the score at 74 for 2 in the 20th over.
Ian Petherick was next in and he and Chapman batted sensibly to keep the score ticking and dispatching any loose balls.
With the score at 130 for 2 in the 30th over Ron Walton rejoined the attack and he and off spinner Martin Woodward then got a stranglehold on the game. Chapman was lbw to Walton for 27 and with the score at 135 for 3 in the 35th over Ziehlke was bowled by Woodward for 2. Walton then had Petherick caught and bowled for 35 with the score at 142 and then 4 runs later Last was bowled by Woodward for 2 and Fryer caught and bowled Woodward no score.

With Australia reeling at 146 for 7 after 39 overs. Walton then had Stephens stumped by Jeff Baxter for 6 with the score 150. Keith Campbell and Peter Dell then put on a spirited 30 run partnership before Dell was run out by Ray Clarke with a direct hit for 15.
The innings closed on 186 for 7 with Campbell 14 not out. The pick of the English bowlers who performed well as a unit were Walton 3 for 27,Woodward 3 for 35 and Clarke 1 for 33.

On a good wicket the Australian score was going to be a difficult target to defend,and so it proved. Martin Pearse and Mickey Swain opened for England against the Australian attack of Ron Kasputtis and John Fryer who bowled a good line and direction, but the English pair were able to keep the rate at 3 an over.
With the score at 37 from 12 overs, Keith Last and Ken Campbell were introduced into the attack but Pearse and Swain kept the scoreboard moving steadily accumulating the runs.Any loose balls were quickly despatched to the boundary.The score moved to 72 after 20 overs and then on to 108 after 30.

At this point England increased the momentum moving quickly to 137 from 35 overs when the Australians got the wicket that they desperately needed when Pearse was run out with a direct throw for an excellent 69.
This brought in John Stuck who adopted the anchor man role while Swain displayed his full array of strokes. With the score on 170 for 1 on 40 overs Swain was well stumped by Peter Dell off the bowling of Ian Petherick for 82 .
Andy Barnes joined Stuck and they calmly accumulated the runs to pass the Australian total off the first ball of the 45th over for a very comfortable England win by 8 wickets.

Mickey Swain was named as Man of the Match.
Ian Petherick was the Australian man of the match.

Instruction and Guidance for Umpires - June 2016

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.

Graeme Howgate

 

27/04/2016

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.

Martin Pearse

Competition Organisers

1st XI Competition - Martin Pearse
2nd XI Competition- David Yorath
3rd XI Competition - Hugh Milner
70+ Competition - Hugh Milner

22/04/2016

England 60+ Ashes Tour Winter 2016 Update

The Seevent England 60+ squad enjoyed another training session at Edgbaston on Sunday 22 April in preparation for the forthcoming tour later this year. The squad were supplied with their touring playing kit together with more formal attire in readiness for the trip down under. After many photographs the players took part in a long training and net session so no doubt there were many sore bodies in the following few days. The tour itinerary is almost finalised and will be published in the next few weeks. The next preparation event is a ‘challenge’ match against last year’s Champions Somerset – to take place at Kidderminster on 22 May.

See the Internationals page for squad photos taken at Edgbaston.

14/03/2016

Constitution, Rules and Regulations

These have been updated as a result of the decisions at the AGM and can be found via the Constitution, Rules and Regulations page.
It is essential that Captains, Organisers and Umpires are familiar with them for the coming season.
The Committee have agreed the following by way of clarification:

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) is new and means 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 2015 or in 2015/16 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 shorlty.

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).

Dave Yorath

10/03/2016

The Seevent Committee are happy to announce the following Group Representatives, covering 60 1st (2nd / 3rd) and 70 1st.

Clive Ricks ( W Midlands)
Len Attard (West))
Alan Steers (North)
Nick Andrews(Midlands)
Andrew Jenner (South)

All will be responsible for directing any Committee requests/decisions to their 5 County Members and offering suggestions for improvement on an annual basis,  only to the Committee, via Richard Owen. There will be no 'Blanket Coverage' of all 30 Counties. The paper chasing, email barrage and politics last year, from primarily just one group,  was considered unrealistic and by centralising any traffic to Richard Owen cuts down an enormous workload.

We are committed to increasing the player base dramatically.

Also, as we discovered last year, can all 5 organisers please ensure that the relevant Counties' Committees views/votes are the ones put forward, not  just that of the Organisers nominated, as happened last year, when votes were changed  at the AGM from the Organisers recommendations.

In October 2016, the 5 organisers, having collated their seasonal findings,  will be invited to the pre AGM Committee meeting in London

Martin Pearse

24/02/2016

The new Season is nearly upon us and everything is in place for 2016.

The Committee has restructured both of the International Teams, being very aware of the amazing difference and improvement in the standard of the Australians 60+ side last year. We expect that there will be similar improvements in this years Australia 70+ side.

In the 60’s, the new Captain is John Foster (Shropshire) and the Vice Captain is Chris Swadkin (Kent). Both are top performers with stats to match in ECB 50 /Seevent Cricket and Representative Cricket. The Manager is Andrew Clarke (Shropshire) and the two advisors are Martin Pearse (Norfolk) and Richard Owen (Derbyshire), last years 60 Selectors.

In the 70’s, the new Captain is Martin Pearse (Norfolk) and the Vice Captain Chris Lees (Cheshire,) again replicating stats with their 60 counterparts. The Manager is Barry Briscoe (Worcestershire) and the two Advisors are Dr Gil Collins (Hampshire) and Hugh Milner (Sussex).

The Committee  would like to thank both Martin and Hugh, who as respective Captain/Managers for the 60’s and 70’s have both put a lot of time and energy into the International games with a lot of success.  Martin won 12 Internationals with 1 Tie and 3 losses (2 Wales, 1 Australia).
Hugh  won 7 Internationals including 2 test series against Australia and lost a test series to Wales 60+/65+ by 2 games to 1.

The 60’s Team to Australia has been selected folowing the nets at Leicester and the 25 who attended the nets was whittled down to 16 with 1 further player likely to be added. The16 players already selected can be found on the Internationals page.

ENGLAND O60 TOUR TO AUSTRALIA mid November 2016

Tour details and the players selected can be found on the Internationals page.

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.

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

Post Meeting Note: Under Item 111.6 in the AGM MInutes, the Committee notes that by way of preamble to the discussion and resolution of this item, Bill Early, as representative of  certain 70+ Counties, explained the consensus that the 70s Counties had come to on numerous issues at the request of the Chairman, who had asked for this to be done so as to reduce agenda time. However, despite this request and the consensus provided prior to the AGM, there was considerable discussion on these proposals and this also covered a host of 70s related matters. The vote of all Counties being able to vote on 70+ matters changed the dynamic somewhat, , plus some  original 70+Counties changed their vote from the original consensus

The Constitition for 2016, ratified at the AGM is available via the menu on the left of this page. This document includes the 2016 Rules as Appendix A and 2016 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, 2016.

 

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