Soon be summer! No doubt Seaton groundsman Peter Anderson will have the Court Lane square in tip-top condition when Devon pay a visit in April

DEVON will be playing a senior match at Seaton this summer for the first time in 20 years.

Devon have asked Seaton to host a T20 trial match at Court Lane on April 21.

The Unicorns T20 Cup group stages start over the May Bank Holiday weekend and Devon want some match practice in advance.

Last season Devon reached the national last four of the T20 competition before bowing out to eventual winners Berkshire on finals day.

Chris Theedom, who has retired after 11 years as Devon's finance directorThe last time Devon played a senior game at Seaton was in May 1990 when they played Somerset 2ndXI in a 50-over friendly. Richard Goldring took four wickets for 30 runs as the visitors were held to 190 for seven. Ian Gompertz hit 56 as Devon eased home by three wickets.

Seaton was a regular venue for Devon CCC games in the 1950s, but faded from the fixture list in the 1960s. DCB age-group sides have remained regular visitors.

The game at Seaton is one of two changes to the county fixture list made since it was first published in late December. The other is a matter of timetabling. The Devon Lions Development XI game against Somerset 2ndXI has been switched from late July to August 26-27. The venue is still Bovey Tracey CC.

Meanwhile, Devon are looking for a new finance director to replace Chris Theedom, who has retired after 11 seasons in post.

The job would suit someone with a background in cricket who has experience in the accountancy profession.

Anyone who feels they have the qualities Devon are looking for should contact county club chairman Neil Gamble by emailing him.