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    From the President (from 2018 yearbook)

    February 17th, 2018

    It was sad that the curtailed tour prevented us from heading west for the last three days of the 2017 tour Read the rest of this entry »


    AGM/Dinner Wed 21st Feb 2018

    January 17th, 2018

    Our annual get-together will again be at The Rugby Tavern, the same venue as last year. 7pm Meeting followed by dinner. All Sou’westers and friends of the club are welcome. Please get in touch with Martin to place your food order.


    Cricket Tour to Italy – Easter 2018 [updated]

    April 10th, 2017

    Four matches will be played at Pianoro , Navile in Bologna , Spilamberto near Modena and Padova. In addition the Federazione Cricket Italiana (Italian Cricket Federation) will try to arrange a game against a Presidents XI or an XI with players from their National Squad.

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    Western tour team selection – apply early to avoid disappointment

    March 19th, 2017

    The Western Tour fixtures for this year are now on the updated fixtures page. A fine set of games is again promised and this year includes a return to the idyllic setting at Exmouth CC. Please apply to play by email to Martin Oliver as early as possible. We will be looking to finalise teams well in advance this year and we do not want you to be disappointed.

    Sidmouth CC


    New stock of Sou’westers caps

    March 19th, 2017

    The club now has a new stock of high quality ‘classic’ caps (seen modelled here by the Fixtures sec.) available to members at the bargain price of £15 each. To reserve yours for the tour please contact Martin.


    Captain’s Report 2017

    March 19th, 2017

    I think the penultimate paragraph of Peter George’s Western Tour report sums up last year’s tour perfectly, Read the rest of this entry »


    From the President: CRICKET – Old and New

    March 19th, 2017

    In the last Yearbook, I was suggesting that the gap between 20/20 and Test Cricket is narrowing but we now have the prospect of a City-based tournament each year Read the rest of this entry »


    Captain’s Report (from 2016 Yearbook)

    September 4th, 2016

    The 2015 tour was another successful venture, blessed with good weather and just about full sides.  The Seaton game was abandoned at tea time and unfortunately Budleigh Salterton were not expecting us, but all other matches were completed with five wins, four losses and one drawn.   Read the rest of this entry »


    From the President (from 2016 yearbook)

    September 4th, 2016

    Since my rather downbeat comments last year, I feel that cricket in general and English cricket in particular has had a much better year. Initially, Read the rest of this entry »


    Corfu Tour Update

    March 4th, 2016

    A formidable 37 strong party has been assembled for this exciting cricket tour, 21 of whom are not called Peet or Oliver. Make up of the group includes 14 youthful players, average age 27, marshalled by a tour veteran skipper, 4 notable umpires and an erudite scribe.

    The earliest recorded date of play in Corfu was 1823 between Officers of the British garrison on the Esplanade or Town Square. It was not until 1855 that two local Corfiot clubs were formed. The Big comprising the nobility and The Small consisting of the “hoi polloi” (Greek term).

    Today Greece has 15 official clubs, 13 of which are based in Corfu, the headquarters location of the Hellenic Cricket Federation , an affiliate Member of the ICC. Read the rest of this entry »