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'.
- 1 Gulls start pre-season with a victory
- 2 First friendly for Torquay United
- 3 The little door behind the main stand
- 4 £15,000 'compensation' as Nemane leaves Torquay United
- 5 Expert advice proved to be icing on cake for cafe sisters Abi and Finola
- 6 Ironman effort to raise cash for Torbay surf therapy project
- 7 Nemane to Notts
- 8 Amazing day of transfers at Torquay United
- 9 Spacious, family home in ideal location close to schools, shops and beaches
- 10 Determination and talent... wracked by injuries, Gulls refused to go under
Old rivals Barton, Brixham, Babbacombe, South Devon, Stoke Gabriel, plus other clubs in the area and some 2nd XIs will all be involved.