Local cricket gets the green light

cricketLOCAL cricket has been given the green light to start the 2020 season, welcome news for Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club who are champing at the bit to get going again.

Uplyme chairman Steve Batey announced on social media last night that the government and English Cricket Board had given the go ahead for recreational cricket as from Saturday, July 11.

The format and fixtures are yet unknown but the Devon Cricket Board will be announcing in the next 72 hours what will happen from July 11 onwards.

Spirits are running high at Uplyme after last season’s excellent season with club members have worked hard during the close season refurbishing the pavilion at the King George V playing field.

Batey has also revealed that the club has signed four new player during the lockdown period, their names to be announced later.

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