THE new season promises to be an exciting and challenging time for Belstone Cricket Club following their promotion to division two of the North Devon League. 

Club secretary Chris Walpole said: 'It's an ideal time for anyone new to the area who would like to join "the highest club in southern England" to play a good standard of Sunday cricket against the likes of Lynton and Lynmouth, Shobrooke Park, Holsworthy and Heathcoat. 

'Midweek action comes in the form of the Buckley Cup, now entering its 17th year of competition with 20-over evening games against Hatherleigh Colts, Spreyton, Sticklepath, Tedburn and Yeoford.  

'We'd love to welcome new players and supporters.'

For more details visit the website at"> or contact Chris Walpole (secretary, 01837 840498), Phil Dennis (colts, 01837 840144). 

Everyone is welcome to the club's annual meeting in the meeting room at Belstone Village Hall at 8pm on Tuesday, March 6.