What is Countdown Cricket? 

Countdown Cricket is a simplified version of cricket where the number of balls in an innings are counted up to 80 in the first innings and down from 80 in the second innings, so everyone knows how long is left in the game.  The team with the most runs wins. It is an exciting and fast-paced game modelled on the games played in The Hundred Competiton.  The game is fully inclusive, giving everyone a chance to bat and bowl for their team.  For further details of the rules, please click here 

Countdown Cricket County Competitions 2022

Please see dates below. Full rules and scoring info here. 


Year 6 & below – MIXED
(8-a-side, 40 balls)

Year 6 & below – GIRLS
(8-a-side, 40 balls)



Tuesday 17th May

North Devon Cricket Club

Tuesday 24th May

North Devon Cricket Club 



Wednesday 18th May

South Devon Cricket Club

Wednesday 25th May

South Devon Cricket Club



Thursday 19th May 

Whimple Cricket Club

Thursday 26th May

Whimple Cricket Club



Friday 20th May

Plympton Cricket Club

Friday 27th May

Plympton Cricket Club

County Finals 

Thursday 23rd June

University Ground, Exeter Road 

Thursday 23rd June

University Ground, Exeter Road 

Okehampton Community & Recreation Association (OCRA) run the 'Dartmoor Cup' regional competition for schools that are in the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust and Okehampton/Tavistock areas. For entery to this please contact admin@ocrasport.org.uk
2 teams will progress from each of the regional North, South, East, West and 'Dartmoor Cup' rounds. 
Other useful information 
Please find below some relevant information for the day; 

·      The competition will run from 12pm to approximately 4pm 

·      Parking is available on site  

·      Staff will be required to umpire/score matches - schools bringing multiple teams will need a staff member for each. 

·      Please bring packed lunches, drinks, sun cream, umbrellas etc.

·      Feel free to bring equipment to practice with, but please make sure it’s labelled. Match equipment will be provided on the day.

·     Please bring first aid kits with you along with you, a risk assessment will be sent out

·      We will aim to give each team 4 games, but we are dependent upon numbers.

·      The top two teams will progress to County Finals at Topsham University ground on 23rd June.

·      In the event of inclement weather on the day, please contact the relevant organiser below before setting off. We will endeavour to make any decision on cancellation before schools travel.

School Support 

During the Spring and Summer months, our Club and Community Coaches are busy working in primary schools, offering engagement days and skills session to primary schools across the county. The coaches are promoting All Stars and Dynamos Cricket, as well as preparing schools for the summer Countdown Cricket Competition which takes place during May and June.

If you would like one of our Club and Community Coaches to visit your school and provide some sessions,  all their details can be found below. 


James Kemp (North)          james.kemp@devoncricket.co.uk 07944330934
Damian Price (East)       damian.price@devoncricket.co.uk 07498751676
Niall Leahy (South)             niall.leahy@devoncricket.co.uk 07508893666
Vicky Reeve (West)         vicky.reeve@devoncricket.co.uk 07535953216
Ann-Marie Presswell (Girls)   ann-marie.presswell@devoncricket.co.uk 07494151557