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For new visitors to our website who are interested in playing 60+ or 70+ cricket please follow this link
where you will find all the official County Reps and their contact details

21/02/2024

60+ World Cup

England have begun their campaign with two victories against New Zealand and Canada. Match reports on the England 60+ News Page.

19/02/2024

Away Fixture Venues

Following a number of requests can all Fixtures Secretaries remember to inform the away opposition once your home grounds have been booked.

It is also essential to inform the website administrator who will update this website with all your home venues.

Silver Stumps Podcasts

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04/02/2024

2024 Playing Schedule

 In 60+ Divisions 1 and 2 although the Phase Two Elimination Groups will be regionalised depending on which counties qualify for which  KO Competition there could be a few matches with longer traveling distances than in Phase One.

60+ Division One Start Finish Duration No of Matches Reserve Dates
Phase One 23th April 25th June 10 Weeks 8 or 10  
Replay Week 2nd July   1 Week    
Phase Two Cup and Vase 9th July 27th August 8 Weeks 8  
Phase Two Bowl 9th July 27th August 8 Weeks 6 or 8  
Semi Finals 3rd September       5th and 8th Sept
Finals 10th September       12th and 15th Sept
           
60+ Division Two          
Phase One 7th May 9th July 10 Weeks 10  
Replays Week 16th July 23th July 2 Weeks    
Phase Two Cup, Vase & Bowl 30th July 27th August 5 Weeks 4  
Semi Finals 3rd September       5th and 8th Sept
Finals 10th September       12th and 15th Sept
           
60+ Division Three          
Phase One 7th May 30th July 13 Weeks 12  
Replay Weeks 6th August 13th August 2 Weeks    
Vase Preliminary Round 20th August       22nd and 25th Aug
Quarter Finals Cup & Vase 27th August       29th Aug and 1st Sept
Semi Finals 3rd September       5th and 8th Sept
Finals 10th September       12th and 15th Sept
           
60+ Division Four          
Phase One 7th May 6th August 14 Weeks 12  
Replay Weeks 13th August 20th August 2 Weeks    
Cup Preliminary Round 27th August       29th Aug and 1st Sept
Cup Semi Finals 3rd September       5th and 8th Sept
Cup Final 10th September       12th and 15th Sept
           
70+ Division One          
Phase One 2nd May 25th July 13 Weeks 12  
Bowl Preliminary Round 15th August       18th and 20th Aug
Quarter Finals Cup, Vase & Bowl 22nd August       25th and 27th Aug
Semi Finals 29th August       1st and 3rd Sept
Finals 5th September       8th Sept + Tba
           
70+ Division Two          
Phase One Group Matches 2nd May 12th Sept 20 Weeks 16 None
Replays None        

28/01/2024

Sub Committees for 2024

Disciplinary : Len Attard (Chair), Richard Merriman and Dave Murphy

England Internationals Paul Bradley, Geoff Beale and Richard Merriman assisted by Chris Evans, Chris Lowe and Chris Swadkin

Sponsorship : Paul Bradley and Richard Merriman

Website Development : Richard Merriman, Derrick Sheldon, Chris Lowe (Co-Opted)

13/01/2024

2024 60+ Playing Structures and Fixtures

As previously advised the program for 2024 will feature more competitive cricket deep into August and more matches in total.

All Finals will be on September 10th and all Semi Finals on September 3rd.
All the fixtures have been issued with the full schedules to follow shortly.

Division 1
6 Regional Groups in Phase One followed by 6 further Regional Groups split between Cup, Vase and Bowl in Phase 2. These matches will continue until the 27th August followed by the Semi Finals and the Finals.
Depending on Phase One Regional Groupings and which KO competition counties qualify for there will be between 14 and 18 matches. Plus additional match(es) for those counties qualifying for the Semi Finals and Final.

Division 2
5 Regional Groups of 6 teams in Phase One followed by 6 further Regional Groups of 5 teams in Phase 2 split between Cup, Vase and Bowl. These matches will also continue until 27th August followed by the Semi Finals and the Finals.
Every County will play a minimum of 14 matches plus additional match(es) if qualifying for the Semi Finals and Final.

Division 3
To accommodate the 3 new entrants taking the total to 17 there will be 12 regional fixtures per County based on a Matrix format similar to that used by 70+ Division 1.
On completion of the Group Matches there will be 2 knock out competitions - Cup and Vase.

Division 4
With one new entrant there are now 7 Counties in Division 4 who will all play 12 matches followed by replays and a Knock Out Competition.

06/01/2024

The 2023 AGM Minutes can be found on the AGM & Committee Meeting Minutes Page The AGM Minutes include all the agreed changes to the Constitution, Playing Regulations and Rules. The actual documents will be updated and published soon.

01/01/2024

All the 2024 Phase 1 Group Fixtures are now on Play Cricket

27/12/2023

2024 Competition Organisers
Competition Organiser
60+ 1st XI Dave Murphy
60+ 2nd XI Len Attard
60+ 3rd XI Geoff Beale
60+ 4th XI Derrick Sheldon
70+ 1st XI Chris Dennis / Bob Baxter
70+ 2nd XI Keith Hammond

08/09/2023

Congratulations to Essex who won the 60+ 4th XI Championship and to Kent who won the 70+ 2nd XI Championship

All the Knock Out Cup Winners for 2023

Competition

 

Date

Winners   Losing Finalists

Venue

Start Time
60+ 1st XI Cup Tuesday 5th September Surrey Beat Hertfordshire Ealing CC 12:00
60+ 1st XI Vase Tuesday 5th September Sussex Beat Oxfordshire Valley End CC 12:00
60+ 1st XI Bowl Tuesday 5th September Hampshire Beat Cornwall Stroud CC 12:30
60+ 2nd XI Cup Tuesday 5th September Wales Beat Hertfordshire Cropredy CC 12:00
60+ 2nd XI Vase Tuesday 5th September Worcestershire Beat Somerset Stroud CC 12:30
60+ 2nd XI Bowl Tuesday 5th September Yorkshire Ridings Beat Gloucestershire Oakamoor CC 12:30
60+ 3rd XI Cup Tuesday 5th September Sussex Beat Oxfordshire Valley End CC 12:00
60+ 3rd XI Vase Tuesday 5th September Gloucestershire Beat Hertfordshire Cropredy CC 12:00
70+ 1st XI Cup Thursday 7th September Gloucestershire Beat Surrey Thame Town CC 12:30
70+ 1st XI Vase Thursday 7th September Hertfordshire Beat Berks / Bucks Hutton CC 12:30

31/08/2023

2023 AGM

The 2023 AGM will be held at Kidderminster Cricket Club, Chester Road North, Kidderminster, DY10 1TH on Thursday 30th November commencing at 12 noon prompt. Light refreshments will be served and tea/coffee available at no charge to attendees.  

With the need to limit numbers attending, we are setting a maximum of 2 attendees per county. As last year this will be a face to face meeting with no zoom facility provided.  

Please advise the Secretary Chris Dennis  ([email protected]) who will be attending from your county so that we can finalise catering arrangements.  

As per the Constitution, only the designated County representative (or alternate) attending may speak and vote although the Chair may invite relevant contributions from non County Reps. No proxy voting is allowed.

Chris Swadkin

21/05/2023

Important Reminders

(1) With teas increasingly being provided again as per the Playing Regulations (Para 11) if the Home team provide teas the Away team are obliged to pay £55 towards the cost of the teas. In the unlikely event of the away team preferring to bring their own tea the £55 must still paid.

(2) A number of Counties have still not supplied the venues for their Home matches or added them to Play Cricket. Consequently there are a lot of blank Venues on the fixtures pages of our website and currently over 70 blank Grounds on Play Cricket. Furthermore in some cases the Away teams have not been informed where they are playing.
As a matter of urgency can those counties who have not informed the website administrator or their opposition of their Home Venues please do so and similarly can those Counties who have yet to add their Grounds to Play Cricket please do so as soon as possible.

18/05/2023

We are now on Facebook

Here's the Link : Over 60s/70's Cricket on Facebook

New Features Page

Check out the new Features page via the link on the menu.

07/05/2023

UAE Over 60s Cricket Festival

The Sporta Tours Over 60s cricket festival will be held in the UAE in early March 2024. Sporta Tours is an official sponsor of England Seniors Cricket and have an excellent track record of delivering events of this nature to a wide range of clients including: ECB/MCC/English Professional Counties/HMC Schools/England Seniors.
The festival represents an excellent opportunity for some warm weather matches and practice ahead of the English cricket season.
Details here:- UAE Over 60s Cricket Festival

Any English County Over 60s teams (joint teams welcome) wishing to express an interest to attend should contact
Roger Myall at [email protected] for more details


25/07/2022

Announcing Sporta Travel Arrangement

The Internationals Committee, led by the efforts of Paul Bradley, have been seeking sponsorship on behalf of the Championship and have succeeded in securing a 3 year travel and logistics partnership with Sporta Tours which the Management Committee have endorsed. 

The Championship will benefit from payments by Sporta of £2,500 in Year one (payable on signing the agreement) and £3,500 in years 2 and 3. In addition should any County or its members arrange a tour with Sporta in this period the Championship will receive £50 per person on the trip. Also £100 per tour as a contribution to performance awards/mementos. 

In return Sporta will have exclusive rights for all outbound Representative tours (note that visitors to UK are not bound by this). We will also facilitate marketing information from Sporta being received by Counties in membership so they may consider Sporta in arranging any tours they may be planning.  

Prioritising of League Fixtures

Following the unprecedented and disappointing decision by an Eastern Group  County to concede their 60+ 1st XI match despite having sufficient players available to fulfill the fixture and play their 60+ 2nd XI match instead please note this directive from the Management Committee.

All higher team fixtures must take precedence and must be honored if there are sufficient players available  to play the match. We would always expect a higher team to make up any player shortage(s) with players from a lower team without exception.

It is also strongly advised that the Competition Organiser is consulted about any potential difficulties with honoring a fixture at the earliest opportunity as of course should be the opponents.

Full historic records for England Seniors can now be assessed via a new dedicated link on the Main Menu. There is a wealth of very interesting statistics in particular for England 60+ and England 70+. A big thank you to our official statistician Peter Hartland for his sterling efforts. Quick Link Here

GDPR - Privacy Statement

You will be aware from the AGM agenda item that following the work undertaken and a report compiled last year there has been a need for the Championship to ensure it is compliant with legislation in this area.

We have now added a Privacy Statement to the Menu options on the website. The Statement sets out the purposes for which we collect and process personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 / UKGDPR. It reflects valuable further input from Mike Griffin, a consultant in this area, who contributed to Andrew’s earlier report and for whose advice we are very grateful.

We are aware that many Counties already have in place similar Privacy Statements but as this Statement is generic it can serve as a template (edited where appropriate) for Counties who have not as yet addressed this issue.

Grandfather Rights Clarification

Where a player who  previously met the 60+/70+ player qualification criteria and has represented a County for a number of years but no longer meets the qualifying criteria the Management Committee may grant dispensation for a player to continue playing for that County.

The criteria the Management Committee have agreed to use is that the player must have represented their County for a minimum of 3 years and played at least 10 matches for the County.

In addition any player who has played 50+ for a County but does not meet any of the 60+/70+ player qualification criteria may be granted dispensation by the Management Committee to continue representing their 50+ County provided they have represented the County for a minimum of 3 years and played at least 10 matches for the County at 50+ level.

Duckworth Lewis (DL)

As agreed at the 2019 AGM from 2020 onwards the Standard Version of Duckworth Lewis will be used for all matches in the 60+ and 70+ Competitions.
Please click on the following link to download a guide to using the DL Calculator.

DL Calculator Guide

Tho official title of the App is Duckworth Lewis PCS D/L Calculator. The image in the App Store looks like this :

How to Use The DL Calculator within the Play Cricket Scorer App

The following link takes you to an official demonstration on YouTube on how to use the DL Calculator within the Play Cricket Scorer app

YouTube DL Calculator Demonstration

DL stands for Duckworth Lewis which is a method of calculating a new target score for a team batting second in a limited overs cricket match that has been shortened mainly due to weather but could be for any other reason. The DL method is available in two formats, DL Standard and DLS Professional. When using the Professional method, an S appears in the method name to represent Professor Stern who is responsible for the software used to perform DLS Professional Calculations. The two methods are not interchangeable, as they produce different target scores in the same scenarios.
The Play Cricket Scorer app has a DL Standard Calculator embedded in it, which is the version being demonstrated in the YouTube video on RunsWktsOvers. The DL Calculator is available as a standalone function and as an accessible feature while scoring.
The Play Cricket Scorer app is available to download free of charge on both iOS and Android devices (tablets and smart phones) from either the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Code of Conduct, Constitution, Rules and Playing Regulations

The 2023 Rules can be read by Clicking Here

The 2023 Playing Regulations can be read by Clicking Here

The 2023 Constitution can be read by Clicking Here

The 2023 Code of Conduct can be read by Clicking Here

It is essential that all Captains, Organisers and Umpires are fully familiar with the latest Rules and Playing regulations. 11/04/2021

 

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