Maer ground scoreboard now fully operational.
PUBLISHED: 10:02 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:28 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH S scorebox has gone hi-tech following the installation of an all-new electronic numbering system.
EXMOUTH'S scorebox has gone hi-tech following the installation of an all-new electronic numbering system.
It has taken almost three years to raise the cash to replace the old numbers board.
The scoreboard was installed over two days by Visionworx and has state of the art electronics which can be extended to accommodate new facilities if needed in the future.
The £7,000 cost of the board has been met with generous grant from Devon CCC, who play many of their games at the Maer Ground. Individual members of the county and Exmouth clubs have also donated.
The board is to be formally opened during the three-day match between Devon and Wiltshire starting on Sunday, July 18. It will be dedicated to the late John Tozer who played all his cricket at the Maer Ground and, in later years, took on the role of treasurer of Devon.
Rachel Tozer, John's daughter, is the Exmouth 1st XI scorer and will be among those to benefit from the new installation.
Chairman Peter Langford, who scores for the 2nd XI, thanked everyone who had donated to the project