This year’s late May bank holiday, on Sunday 28th May, sees the inaugural East Devon Cricket festival being hosted at Uplyme’s King George V ground.
Local rivals Uplyme, Axminster, Seaton and Kilmingtion will battle it out over the day in a 20/20 format of two semi finals and a final to crown champions. There will be prizes for player of the tournament, a ‘champagne moment’ prize, and of course, a trophy for the winners.
It is hoped that this will become an annual event and a centrepiece of our club fund raising efforts. There will be a BBQ and a bar available all day, so please come hungry and thirsty!
10:00am – Semi Final 1 Kilmington v. Seaton
1:15pm – Semi Final 2 Uplyme & Lyme Regis v. Axminster
4:30pm – The Grand Final Winners of Semi Final 1 v. Winners of Semi Final
Programmes with full squads will be available at the ground.
Winners Trophy: Sponsored by Lyme Bay Holidays
Most Individual Runs: Sponsored by Tolchards
Most Individual Wickets: Sponsored by Otter Brewery
Champagne (Vodka) Moment: Sponsored by Black Cow Vodka
Thanks to our sponsors:
The Cricket festival is being generously sponsored by Tolchards Drinks, Otter Brewery and Black Cow Vodka, as well as Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club’s main sponsor Lyme Bay Holidays.
Thanks also to the Maltby’s for donating a whole lamb, James Whetlor’s Cabrito for donating a whole goat, and Timmy Mayers for supplying the PA System.
All proceeds from the day will go towards the matching the grant given to Uplyme by the ECB for the purchase of wicket covers.
Having covers at KGV will mean less games will be lost to rain and more cricket can be enjoyed on the KG5 Ground in the village.