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Weʼre raising £275,000 to towards the development of Shaldon Optimists Cricket Clubs much needed new pavilion and practice nets at the Hazeldown Oval, Teignmouth.

Hazeldown Oval, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8FA
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We have just secured a 30 year lease for our ground and have plans to build a new state of the art cricket facility with new pavilion. Every section of the club continues to grow and currently we have 65 senior players, 80 junior members and 30+ Allstar members. The club also allows, South Devon District, Devon County Age Group and Devon Disability Cricket to use the ground for matches and training. The local schools also use our ground.

These much needed developments would provide a facility for all of our users, these range from complete beginners through to county players, as young as 4 years old with age being no limit (Mr President!!). Not to mention the benefits to the wider community.

The club continues to grow but with a distinct lack of facilities people will leave the game, we have a large catchment area and the local people of Teignmouth, Shaldon and Dawlish. We have the full support to the Devon Cricket Board and ECB and are Club Mark registered.

Phase 1: first £25000 (ASAP - no current facility)

Shaldon Optimists CC currently have two nets that we recycled from another club 7 years ago, they are now unsafe and have been condemned, leaving the club with no practice facilities.

We are striving for a 3 lane practice net to accommodate the needs of the club and for safety and security it will have a full perimeter net.

Phase 2: remaining £250000 (opening summer 2020 if not sooner)

The new pavilion main image above) has been designed with all members of the club offering there opinion and thoughts for the direction of the club, we have consulted many local authorities and have the full support of everyone we have shown this project.

Please do support our project, more information about the club and our aspirations can be found at

SOCC Club Development Committee

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    Mark Couch

    Mark Couch

    Hazeldown Oval, Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14 8FA

    Member of the SOCC Development Committee, former first XI captain and father to two aspiring cricketers and husband to Head of PE and Devon Disability Cricket player. Director of Devon Cricket Board, committee member of the Devon Cricket League. Also a Level 2 cricket coach.

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