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The full itinerary for the Australia 70+ Tour to the UK 2018 is now on the 70+ Internationals page

22/04/2018 - 2017 60+ 1st XI Final

Essex 113-0 (23.5 Overs) defeated Shropshire (112-8 45 Overs) by 10 wickets to belatedly win the 2017 1st XI Plays Offs Final. For Essex Simon Sargent 59 Not Out and Paul Wakefield 42 Not Out.

The Final was completed, at the third attempt, on Sunday 22nd April and, for the third time, Essex captain Simon Sargent earned his stripes by winning the toss and asking Shropshire to bat.
Shropshire reached 18 when John Hemmings was run out going for a third run by an excellent boundary throw from Marcus Young. Worse was to follow with the key wicket of John Foster who fell to a fine juggling catch by Andrew Gallant off the bowling of John Elliott; the third time the England captain had been dismissed cheaply. Sargent and Elliott kept it tight, as did their replacements, Chris Hills and Marcus Young, and some injudicious early season shots saw Shropshire lose regular wickets in collapsing to 72-8. The ninth wicket pair of Tym Fern (26*) and David Ashlin (20*) added some respectability to the score which reached 112-8 at the conclusion of the 45 overs. None of the Essex bowlers conceded more than 26 runs and nine of the overs were maidens.
Following a sumptuous tea the Essex openers set about their target with considerable confidence and, despite using six bowlers, Shropshire were not able achieve a break through. Simon Sargent (59 from 53 balls) and Paul Wakefield (42 from 90 balls) could not be parted and they saw their side home by ten wickets in the 24th over for a comprehensive victory.
Thanks must go to Oxford Downs CC for hosting the match and especially to groundsman Ian Caunce who produced an excellent wicket despite the atrocious April weather. Needless to say, the match was played in admirable spirit, despite its one-sided nature, and both teams enjoyed a post-match meal at a nearby hostelry.
Clive Ricks


Reminder that the 2017 60+ 1st XI Play FinalBetween Essex and Shropshire that was abandoned without a result on two occasions will take place this coming Sunday the 20th April at Oxford Downs CC


The Playing Regulations and Competition Rules for 2018 have now been agreed by the membership.

The Playing Regulations can be found by clicking here and the Competition Rules can be found by clicking here


The minutes from the February 2018 Committee Meeting are now available on the Committee Meeting Minutes 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


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".


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.

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 / 1.5

Please note there 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 4.5 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.

Penalties for playing an ineligible player are set out in Rule 4.6.


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.

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

Minutes of the 2017 AGM held on 29th November 2017 can be read by clicking here



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