ECB Guidance on Preparing Clubhouses for the Return of Cricket
The ECB have now released detailed guidance on preparing clubhouses and grounds for when recreational clubs can return to playing cricket...
Devon pencil-in warm-up game against Dorset in preparation for T20 tourney in August
'Unsurprisingly, everyone is keen to play. No one I have contacted has said they are not available and there are no injuries either' – director of cricket Dave Tall
Bess named as first-choice spinner in England 13 for first Test against West Indies
Craig Overton on reserve list but no places for twin Jamie or Lewis Gregory
Likely format for cut-down Devon League season to emerge after chairmen's conference with ECB on Wednesday
'We have now reached step four on the ECB roadmap, but ECB have not said yet what return to play with some adaptions means. All we know is there will be some fielding restrictions and that adaptive cricket will be 11-a-side'
More skippers chip in with thoughts on long-awaited return of league cricket in Devon
'Saturdays just haven't been the same this year without any cricket. We're all really excited for some cricket this year, whatever the format may be' – Jason Parr, Cullompton CC
Captains and managers react to probable return of Tolchards Devon League cricket on July 25
Common fears are being Covid-19 prepared in time, travelling distances and type of format on offer
Government gives ECB green light to tell clubs season can start on July 11
'We have maintained a constant dialogue with UK Government and they've been supportive of our desire to see recreational cricket return when it is safe. They now agree that with appropriate measures in place to mitigate the risk, it is safe' – Tom Harrison ECB CEO
Opening of Clubhouses and Pavilions from 4th July
Cricket clubs can open their bars from 4th July providing they meet Government guidelines.
Tolchards Devon Cricket League Statement - 1st July
New statement from the Devon Cricket League regarding the return of recreational cricket
Gregory credits his 'hectic schedule' has equipped him for the international arena
'I feel a much more rounded cricketer, with the knowledge to turn in more match-winning performances in all formats of the game' – Lewis Gregory
Grant aid and emergency fund-raising schemes put more than £620,000 into club bank accounts
'Thankfully about 70 per cent of our clubs were eligible for the Government Small Business Grant of £10,000 which will more than cover their fixed costs and lack of income for the season' – Alex Jopling
Western Storm trio accept retainer contracts
'All three players were proven performers in the Kia Super League and I have no doubt they will make a significant impact in the new Regional Domestic Competition' - Lisa Pagett
Former Devon player Richard Dawson joins England coaching squad for West Indies Test series
'I am looking forward to asking the lads in the England squad questions to find out what they want to achieve and how they intend going about it' - Richard Dawson
Viridor Credits grant enables Plympton to finish net refurbishment project
'I am immensely grateful to the work Dave Loynes has done to secure this funding as the nets are a vital part of our club and our prime training facility. 'They were last refurbished 20 years ago and were rapidly approaching the end of their life' - Jon Goulder
Chelston & Kingskerswell raise £250 for NHS though sales of 'Thank-You' shirts
'As a club we try to put something back into our local community every year' - C&KCC chairman Mark Faulkner
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