Gala cricket day expected at Sidmouth

Sidmouth Hall
Sidmouth Hall

If you enjoy social cricket and are free on Saturday 21st January, why not head down to Sidmouth Recreation Ground for the inaugural Sidmouth Ashes! 

The ground, which is adjacent to the recently refurbished Sidmouth Hall, will host competitive cricket for the first time in many years. 

Interested participants can either register their own team of cricketers or join a team on the day. Registration to play starts at 10:30am on the day and is just $5 per player with all money going towards future events and the upkeep of the hall. 

There will be a car boot sale by the side of the oval with a surcharge of $10 per car, bookings are essential to help with planning. You can BYO drinks or bring a picnic though soft drinks, tea and coffee will be provided.  

There will be a sausage sizzle and local favourites ‘Hangry as’ will be at the venue with their great range of seafood options. 

There are activities for the kids planned such as a lolly scramble and egg and spoon race, it should be a fun day for all involved! The event runs until around 3:30pm. 

‘We are hoping to turn this into an annual event,’ said Lorraine Gardiner, long serving committee member of Sidmouth Hall. ‘It’s going to be a fun day with soft balls used (no hard cricket balls) and a safe environment for all involved. Exactly how we configure the tournament still hasn’t been decided and will depend on numbers on the day, but the emphasis will be on community spirit, fun and a great day for all involved.’ 

What if you don’t have a cricket bat? This writer asked… ‘Still come!’ said Lorraine. ‘We will find you a cricket bat and a team if you don’t have one, just come down and enjoy what is hopefully going to be a great day.’ If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Lorraine on 0438 433 953. 

See you there! 

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