The Village Cricketer is very excited as this coming week the brave cricketers of the Keele Reefer Association play three games in three days on tour in Devon. The tour is supported by TVC and reports will appear on this site in due course. The itinerary is as follows:

Monday July 30, 2007
2pm: KRA v Sidmouth Cricket Club

Sidmouth Cricket Club 

Sidmouth is a small seaside town on the east Devon coast and a popular tourist destination. It is a frequent winner of the Britain in Bloom awards. Sidmouth is famous for its annual folk festival which attracts musicians and visitors from around the world. Famous people from Sidmouth include social anthropologist Sir Edmund Leach. Founded in 1823, Sidmouth Cricket Club is one of Devon’s largest cricket clubs. It plays in division one of the Devon County League. The club’s main ground, The Fortfield, is one of Devon’s finest staging Devon County Cricket Club first team one day and three day matches.

Tuesday July 31, 2007
2.30pm: KRA v Ottery St Mary Cricket Club

Ottery St Mary Cricket Club 

Based in the beautiful Otter Valley, Ottery St. Mary is six miles from England’s first Natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast of East Devon and Dorset and about eleven miles from the ancient city of Exeter. A small town of around 7,000 people, it is particularly famous for the ‘Tar Barrels’, where every November 5th local lunatics cover beer barrels in tar, set fire to them, and hoist them onto their shoulders. Ottery St. Mary cricket club was founded in 1858 and its first XI plays in Division D of the East of the Devon Cricket League.

Wednesday August 1, 2007
1.30pm: KRA v Torquay Cricket Club

Torquay Cricket Club 

Founded in 1851, Torquay Cricket Club is another of Devon’s finest and plays in the Premier division of the Devon Cricket League. Torquay lies 16 miles south of Exeter along the A380 on the north of Torbay. In the 19th century it became a fashionable seaside resort. Renowned for its healthy climate, it earned the nickname of the English Riviera. Famous people born in Torquay include best-selling crime novelist Agatha Christie and porn-star Layla Jade, who starred in the genre defining movie Ben Dover’s Butt Bangers Bonanza.