Founded in 1823 Sidmouth Cricket Club is
one of Devon's best known clubs. It was here, in 1875, that Somerset County
Cricket Club was formed. The club's main ground at the Fortfield is very
attractive overlooking the sea and within touching distance of the esplanade
and the town centre.
Founder members of the Devon Cricket League, the Club has three
sides playing throughout the league season. The 1st XI compete in the Devon 1st XI Premier
Division, the 2nd XI in the Devon 2nd XI Premier Division and the 3rd XI are in
the 2nd XI B Division. As well as Saturday League fixtures, the Club
hosts Sunday and Midweek friendlies. The club has a very active Colts
section with about 100 youngsters between 8 and 15 years attending each week,
supported by qualified coaches. Each age group plays competitively in the
excellent East Devon Youth League.
The Devon Minor County side also stage both
one and three day matches on the ground. Various other Devon age group sides
also use the ground..
The club also has a new second ground at Newton Poppleford, a
few miles out of town. It is an excellent facility which the club's grounds man
and staff have responsibility to maintain.
Adult training takes place every Wednesday,
starting at 6.00pm, throughout the season and Colts & Girls training takes place each Friday,
starting from 4.45pm, until the end of July.
New members of all ages are more than
welcome. For further information please feel free to visit our main website (www.sidmouthcricketclub.co.uk).