COVERS OFF FOR DEVON CRICKET LEAGUE

plympton cricket club captain Andy Walter, picture courtesy & copyright Mike CoxThe 2012 Francis Clark Devon Cricket League is set to bowl into action tomorrow with 75 matches across 15 divisions, weather-permitting.

North Devon are due to begin their title defence at last season’s runners-up Sidmouth while newly promoted A Division champions Torquay are at home to Plymouth, who finished sixth in the top 10 last summer.

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2012 CORNWALL CRICKET LEAGUE BOWLS IN

Cornwall Cricket badgeThe 2012 Cornwall Cricket League season is set to start tomorrow with 75 matches across the region, weather-permitting.

Those fixtures are topped by the opening ECB Premier League 50-over cup ties featuring holders Callington v last season's finalists Werrington, Falmouth v Camborne, St Just v Troon and Truro v Grampound Road.

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MINOR COUNTIES CRICKET UPDATE

Cornwall and Devon cricketers suffered a frustrating start to their Minor Counties season thanks to the April showers.

Cornwall's MCCA Trophy group one opener against Oxfordshire was abandoned yesterday without a ball bowled at St Austell as the outfield was unplayable following heavy overnight rain.

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE CRICKET WARM-UP

gloucestershire cricket club crestGloucestershire Cricket begin their summer campaign warm-up with a pre-season friendly against Cardiff University at the County Ground, Bristol on March 21 and 22 (1100 start).

Gloucestershire then host Glamorgan in a 40-over one-day contest on Friday March 23 (1100). Entrance to the ground - on all three days - is free.

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SW CRICKET SNIPPETS

Will try and make this as regular as I can but here are some recent cricket snippets from around the south west grounds.

Cornwood CC are the new 2012 Devon indoor cricket champions – retaining the title they won last year.

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MURALI SPINNING BACK TO GLOUCESTERSHIRE

murali, gloucestershire gladiatorsSri Lankan spin bowling sensation Muttiah Muralitheran is returning to Gloucestershire Cricket for this summer’s 2012 Friends Life Twenty20 competition.

Murali joined the club last season and played in all 15 of Gloucestershire’s t20 games, proving a huge attraction and finishing joint top wicket-taker with 12.

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