Left to right are winning team Acorn Antiques of Blair Godfrey, Pauline Godfrey, Pete Bamber, Sue Bamber and Devon CCC chief executive Nigel Mountford<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe

TWO charities will benefit from a quiz night organised by Devon County Cricket Club as a curtain raiser to the 2018 season.

The county club publish a souvenir brochure at the start of the season, containing features and facts about the team and the competitions it competes in.

The full colour, 60-page brochure – available in print, or on-line – is traditionally launched at a charity quiz evening shortly before the season starts.

This year the club is having two launch evenings in different parts of the county to enable as many members as possible to get along and support the charities at the same time.

The charities to benefit will be the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and the David Shepherd Cricket Trust.

The first of the general knowledge quiz nights was held at the Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey on Friday evening. Seven teams took part with between three and eight members each.

Going into the final round of the quiz it was a straight fight for first place between Cottage Etihad and Acorn Antiques, who included former Devon League cricket umpire Pete Bamber in their side.

Acorn Antiques – four former badminton players who used to play at the Acorn Centre in Torquay – won the last round 12-10 and finished six points clear of Cottage Etihad.

The second quiz in the series will take place at Sidmouth CC on Tuesday, April 17. Donations to both charities will be made once all proceeeds are collected

Results: Acorn Antiques 146pts, Cottage Etihad 140, Sporting Virgins 131, The Dominators 120, Jo’s Absence 114, Gardeners 75, B+M+G 74.