Located at Instow, a small village on the coastal road between Barnstaple and Bideford, North Devon Cricket Club was formed in 1823 and has for over 190 years has provided the facilities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the game of cricket. Situated at the head of the Taw and Torridge estuary it can claim not only to be one of the oldest clubs in the West of England, but also one of the most beautiful. The thatched pavilion is a Grade 2 listed building dating back some 450 years.
The playing field and wicket is undoubtedly the best all-round playing area in Devon and probably the South West. This standard is well recognized with many minor county fixtures being played on the ground. This standard has been achieved by a very strong commitment over many years by the clubs members and officers. A full time groundsman is employed from April to September each year and a large proportion of the clubs annual finances are concentrated in this direction. (Click ground to download Devon Cricket League Ground Grading Criteria)
We field sides which can accommodate players of all abilities including:
Sat 1st XI – ECB Devon League Premier
Sat 2nd XI – ECB Devon League Premier
Sat 3rd XI – ECB Devon League D Division (East) B
Sun 1st XI – North Devon League Division One
Sun 2nd XI – North Devon League Division Three
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Ladies and Girls Cricket
North Devon Tarka Ladies XI
North Devon Tarka Girls XI
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Colts sides are fielded at:
Under 9 Colts XI
Under 10 Colts XI
Under 11 Colts XI
Under 13 Colts XI
Under 135 Colts XI
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There are also over 70 Midweek fixtures (The teams for these games are regularly constituted of players, including colts, from many other clubs in the North Devon area, giving them opportunity to enjoy the playing condition and facilities.)