Cricket

The draw for the 2017 Corinthian Cup has certainly caused a surprise in one East Devon household.

Ottery St Mary Bowling Club has been able to welcome two new sponsors this year, writes Michael Smith.

Whimple bagged their first win of the Tolchards Devon League C Division season when they comprehensively brushed aside the challenge of hosts Braunton.

The handicap of fielding a painfully inexperienced team, including no less than eight teenagers, proved to be too big an ask for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI who suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of visiting Paignton II, writes Ian Townsend.

Honiton 2nd XI put bat to ball with great effect as they racked up a huge 400 plus total on their way to a second successive C Division East 2nd XI success at Kentisbeare II.

Not even an outstanding century from Pete Matravers could help Honiton land a second successive Tolchards Devon League D Division East success as they slipped to a seven wicket defeat at the hands of Kentisbeare at what was eventually a soggy Mountbatten Park.

Feniton sit nine points clear of the fledgling Tolchards Devon League C Division east tale after a second successive victory, this time claiming a run rate success at Clyst Hydon.

Seaton, Axminster, Feniton and Whimple are among 50 clubs in Devon to sign-up for the ECB’s newest youth participation scheme, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Seaton, edged out at Abbotskerswell on matchday one of the new Tolchards Devon Cricket League, entertain Bideford in their first home game of the B Division campaign.

Devon officials will be promoting a membership campaign at Sunday’s home game against Oxfordshire at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Devon are waiting on a late fitness report from batsman Alex Barrow before naming their final 12 for the Unicorns Trophy pool game against Oxfordshire at Sidmouth on Sunday (11am), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton St John made it three successive early season wins with a seven wicket success at Stokinteignhead.

Whimple’s opening game in the Tolchards Devon League C Division East did not go as planned as they slipped to a 35 run defeat at home to Clyst Hydon.

Feniton 2nds launched their season with an excellent six wicket win over Thorverton III.

Feniton made a superb start to their C Division East campaign with an Acland Park success over Kilmington, beating their East Devon rivals by a margin of 89 runs.

Seaton were mighty close to beginning life back in the third tier of Tolchards Devon League cricket with a win, but there were edged out by a margin of just six runs at an Abbbotskerswell side that many feel will be ‘challenging’ for divisional honours at the end of the campaign.

Honiton enjoyed a wonderful opening day of the new Tolchards Devon Cricket League season with both the clubs senior XIs winning.

Ottery St Mary will have better days than their three senior XIs endured on the opening day of the new Tolchards Devon League cricket season.

Ottery Under-13s made it through to the third round the ECB cup with a nail biting last over win against a spirited Budleigh Salterton side.

Uplyme Under-13s went down by a whopping margin of 83 runs when they met Bridport in a West Dorset Junior Cricket League match, writes Edward Clarke.

The Devon Cricket League has announced that it is to have a complete overhaul of its league structure from the 2018 season.

Matches between Yarcombe and Stockland and Tipton St John are normally quite high scoring affairs, but not so this one.

Seaton Cricket Club has significantly strengthened their batting with the signing of Matt Hewer from Sidmouth.

With the new season just around the corner, it promises to be an exciting summer for Ottery St Mary Cricket Club head Coach, Trevor Griffin, writes Ian Townsend.

Devon County Cricket Club launched their 2017 souvenir brochure with a charity quiz night in the Sidmouth CC pavilion, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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