Cricket

The Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League launched its first competition of 2018 with three matches.

Cricket clubs urged to apply for cash

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The new secretary of the David Shepherd Cricket Trust has urged clubs in East Devon to take advantage of the charity’s grant programme, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League had high drama on the final matchday of the season.

The ladies played a fun Greensomes competition on Wednesday, writes Liz Rogers.

There was a large turnout of seniors on Friday for the second round of the Winter Eclectic competition, writes Liz Rogers.

With brilliant cooperation from the contractor, greenstaff and members of the club, progress on the new bunkers has been incredible, writes Richard Jackman.

Six Axminster cricketers are in the Devon Ladies touring party flying out to South Africa in February for the 2018 Women’s Cricket Festival

The Axe Cliff ladies section played a round last Wednesday which was followed by a very enjoyable Presentation Evening ably run and presented by our lady captain Jo Donmall, vice captain Caroline Bond and club secretary Di Rogers, writes Pete Motson.

The latest round of matches in the Sidmouth Indoor Cricket League resulted in a second win of the campaign for Newton Poppleford.

Ottery St Mary’s young cricketer Lawrence Walker has won the Devon batting award for his age group for the third year in a row, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton St John have had no fewer than 13 games called off this season, six because of the weather and six where opposition have not been able to raise a side to complete a friendly fixture, writes Phil Wright.

Ottery Under 13s completed a clean sweep of their undefeated season when they landed the County Sports Trophy to add to their Bradleys East Devon Youth League title win.

After having a dozen fixtures cancelled this season for varying reasons, there was no way a soggy wicket, long damp outfield grass further and rain in the offing would put off the Tipton players from going ahead with their home meeting with Worcestershire-based touring side Kay’s, writes Phil Wright.

Honiton CC have made a formal presentation to their 2017 main shirt sponsors.

Ottery St Mary went down by seven wickets to visiting Filleigh in their final home game of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League B Division season.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s powered their way into the final of the County Sports Trophy with a 151 run win over Budleigh Salterton in a one-sided semi-final played at Ottermouth, Budleigh.

With a couple regulars missing through work commitments and other matters, Honiton’s first string made the long trek up the North Devon link road looking to put a dent in Barnstaple and Piltons D Division East title hopes.

Three wickets each for Joel Seward and Tim Mitchell steered Seaton to an 18-run win over Cullompton in a pulsating Corinthian Cup final, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Honiton 2nds kept up their chase of league divisional honours after a terrific win at home to Barnstaple and Pilton 2nds.

Honiton 2nds won a close encounter at Upottery, beating the home side by a a margin of just five runs to put the outcome of the 2nd XI D Division East title in some doubt.

Seaton still have a little work to do to ensure they are still in the third tier of the Tolchards League when the 2018 season is with us after they slipped to a six wicket defeat at a Barton side that had started the day sitting second bottom, 30 points and two placed below them in the B Division table.

Honiton saw their lingering hopes of Tolchards League D Division East top three finish extinguished as they went down to a 14-run defeat in a low scoring Mountbatten Park meeting with Upottery.

Seaton will travel to Barton on Saturday (August 19) knowing that a win in South Devon will leave them confirming their status as a third tier team again in 2018.

Whimple are now the team sitting second to C Division East champions-in-waiting Cullompton.

Tipton St John recorded an emphatic 143-run win over visiting Met Office, writes Phil Wright.

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