Today Devon County Cricket Club competes in the Western Division of the Minor Counties Cricket Association (MCCA) Championship. The division, made up of ten teams sees each team playing six three day fixtures over the course of the season, completing home and away games against each side over a three year cycle. Devon also plays in the 50 over a side MCCA Knock Out Trophy. The county has an outstanding record in both the Championship and the one day knockout trophy.
The Minor Counties Championship is based on matches of two innings per side over three days. Counties are arranged into two geographical groups of ten –Eastern and Western divisions -and teams plays three home and three away matches against other sides within their division; each year, fixture list are altered so that over a three year cycle each sides plays the other teams in their division. At the end of the season the team with the best record from the Eastern Division plays the winner of the Western Division for the Minor Counties Championship, over four days.
The MCCA Trophy is a 50 over a side competition in which all teams initially play in a different league of five sides, organized geographically, and the winner and runner up in each of the four groups play in a series of knockout stages, culminating in a final. often played at Lord’s.