Robert (Bob) Perrett - Suffolk
Robert (Bob) Perrett was born 22nd April 1940 and died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday 30th January 2020. He leaves Margaret, his wife of 49 years and two daughters. All our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
Bob was an excellent all round sportsman, playing amateur soccer to a high level (his father played soccer professionally for Ipswich Town back in the day) and golf where in his prime he held a single handicap. His cricket was played with several clubs over the years, principally with Ipswich and East Suffolk where in modern parlance he would be described as a bowling all rounder.
He was a Head Teacher by profession who took early retirement at age 50 so that he could concentrate more on the playing of the game that he loved even more often, if this was possible.
Bob exuded confidence in his own ability and the passion and single mindedness that he took on to the field every time he played was remarkable.He played a lot of Seniors Cricket representing Suffolk at Over 50, Over 60 and Over 70 level starting as a 49 year old in 1989 and few, if any, in the country will have played more. He played more than 90 games for Suffolk Over 50’s , and since 2000 he played 156 matches for the 60’s and 70,s bowling 1206 overs at an overall miserly 2.97 runs per over.. Perhaps the pinnacle of his playing career in his later years was being selected to play for England against Wales – he was also selected to play for England against Australia but this match unfortunately was rained off.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. RIP Bob Perrett ……
England 60+ Captaincy
I am delighted to announce that John Punchard has agreed to take on the role of England 60+ captain for this summer and the inaugural World Cup in Australia this October/November. John and I will be discussing practice sessions, trial matches etc shortly and will keep you all informed.
England Seniors Chairman and Manager
Following yet another Ashes victory last December, England 60+ captain, John Foster, has decided to step down from the position. I would like to place on record the appreciation of everyone involved with England Seniors Cricket for the outstanding contribution John has made to the national side. No-one, with the possible exception of Douglas Jardine, has planned the defeat of Australian cricket teams so meticulously and John (with apologies to all his opening bowlers) has achieved his success with considerably less firepower!
John took over as England captain in 2016, with England having lost the home series against Australia the previous summer, and led the successful tour to Australia where the Ashes were regained 2-1. The trophy was retained at home in 2017 by three wins to nil and another home victory was achieved in the English summer of 2019 by two matches to one.
A fourth successive Ashes win was recorded during our latest tour ‘Down Under’ when the Aussies, having levelled the ODI series in the second game, were ideally placed to win only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, thanks largely to John’s calmness under pressure. This triumph was probably the most pleasing of all as it was achieved, away from home, without the services of several leading players.
John, a stalwart of Shropshire cricket for many years, has been a high quality batsmen and outstanding leader of the English National side. He has (with apologies for the pun) fostered an excellent atmosphere on and off the field and as one of his former vice-captains puts it: “he leaves a great legacy and a stable template for others to follow.”
So John, thank you for your legendary leadership over the last four years.
England Seniors Chairman and Manager
Match Balls 2020 - Reminder
For those counties who have yet to submit their order for 60's and 70's match balls please send their
requirements to Len Attard via email [email protected] at soon as possible.
Duckworth Lewis Stern
As agreed at the 2019 AGM for 2020 the Standard Version of Duckworth Lewis Stern will be used for all matches in the 60+ and 70+ Competitiions.
Please click on the following link to download a guide to using the DLS Calculator.
Tho official title of the App is Duckworth Lewis Stern PCS D/L Calculator the image in the App Store looks like this :
DLS Calculator Guide
We have received a superb report packed with colour photos and match reports of the Queensland leg of the England 60+ 2019 tour to Australia it can be veiwed via the link below
England 60+ 2019 Tour of Australia Queensland Leg
The Minutes from the 2019 AGM can now be accessed by following the link at the very bottom of this page.
The end of season statistics can now be found on the dedicated statistics page.
Full historical playing records can be accessed via the dedicated link on the main menu or By Clicking Here
Competition Winners 2019
1st XI Championship - Lancashire
1st XI Vase - Kent
1st XI Bowl - Middlesex
2nd XI Championship - Surrey
2nd XI Vase - Devon
3rd XI Championship - Surrey
4th XI Championship - Kent
70+ Championship - Essex
70+ Vase - Surrey
70+ Bowl - Kent
The 60+ touring squad for the Winter Ashes Series and full fixture can be found on the Internationals page.
Results Reporting - Reminder
Please report all results including canceled and abandoned matches and update Play Cricket accordingly.
timescale is to report the result / cancellation by 12 noon the day following the match and update Play Cricket
within 72 hours.
If results are not reported then the league tables on the website cannot be updated and the Play Cricket tables are
As per Rule 9.2 failure to meet the reporting deadlines may incur a 2 point penalty. After a written warning if the offence is repeated
a penalty deduction of 2 points will be applied followed by a penalty deduction of 2 points on every subsequent other occasion that a County fails to comply with either deadline.
2019 Code of Conduct, Constitution, Rules and Playing Regulations
The 2019 Rules can be read by Clicking Here
The 2019 Playing Regulations can be read by Clicking Here
The 2019 Constitution can be read by Clicking Here
The 2019 Code of Conduct can be read by Clicking Here
It is essential that all Captains, Organisers and Umpires are fully familiar with the latest Rules and Playing regulations.
Qualification of players:
All players must be registered on the Championship National 60+/70+ County Cricket Play-Cricket website. No unregistered player will be permitted to play in any Championship match.
for the guidelines on how to register your players for the National Championship.
Eleventh 60+/70+ National County Cricket Championship AGM
Minutes of the 2019 AGM held on 27th November 2019 can be read by Clicking Here