Devon League cricket season to resume
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Devon League cricket to resume with a shortened campaign
LOCAL DERBIES will be the feature of a shortened Devon cricket league season over the next two months.
Friendly cricket finally resumed last weekend throughout the area, with clubs, players and spectators observing new Covid-19 guidelines on and off the pitch.
Included was sanitising the ball and the players sanitising their hands every six overs. There were also no teas, a tradition of the game, and no showers.
A shortened eague campaign, with points but no promotion or relegation, is due to start on Saturday week, July 25.
To minimise travelling, four-strong 'round-robin' groups will play home and away over six weekends, with the winners progressing to semi-finals and finals.
The groups will also reflect divisional levels, so Torquay, Paignton, Bovey Tracey and Abbotskerswell are in line for one 'bubble'.
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Old rivals Barton, Brixham, Babbacombe, South Devon, Stoke Gabriel, plus other clubs in the area and some 2nd XIs will all be involved.