Cricket

The final match day of the 2016 Tolchards Devon Cricket League was a washout with only one of the 35 1st XI scheduled games being played to finish.

Otters looking over their shoulders

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The remarkably tight nature of the 2nd XI A Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League means that following last weekend’s crushing defeat by visiting Barton, despite being apparently comfortably placed in the league table, Ottery St Mary 2nd XI still require 10 points from their final fixture of the campaign away to Plymstock to be sure of avoiding relegation, writes Ian Townsend.

Feniton warmed up for their final match of the Tolchards Devon league C Division East season this Saturday at champions Seaton with a narrow nine run win over Clyst Hydon at Acland Park.

Whimple 2nd XI won a thrilling meeting with Cullompton II, beating the Mid Devon men by 17 runs at Cullompton.

The Gentlemen pulled off one of the biggest shocks in recent years when crowned Community League Champions at the Ottermouth last Sunday.

Seaton drove the final nail in the Axminster C Division East coffin and next season there will be two division’s between the East Devon rivals with the Axemen set to ply their trade down in D Division East with Seaton staging B Division cricket at their Court Lane home.

Tipton were completely outplayed in the drizzle by visitors Stokeinteignhead with their only consolation being a great tea was supplied by the ladies from match sponsors Bater’s Removals, writes Phil Wright.

Former Test stars Phil deFreitas, Dean Headley and Corey Collymore are playing in a charity tournament at Exmouth on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Another fine knock from Andy Brinsford saw Honiton II to victory over Axminster II and al but secure a third place finish for the Mountbatten men this league season.

Neil and Matt Brown claimed seven wickets between them as Whimple defeated Halberton and Sampford Peverell by 93 runs in a top-of-the-table D Division East meeting.

Honiton are side that can help decide who wins the Tolchards Devon League D Division East title this season as their last three games are against the top three.

Axminster have been left needing a cricketing miracle if they are to avoid slipping into D Division East after they could only bank eight points from a rained off contest at Cullompton.

A terrific unbeaten knock from Brian Cann led Seaton to a three wicket home win over Barnstaple and Pilton to seal the Tolchards Devon League C Division East title.

Zac attack sees Devon to Cornwall success

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Devon defeated Cornwall by 10 wickets when the teams met at the Fortfield, Sidmouth, writes Mark Gordon.

Sidmouth cricketer Zak Bess was presented with his county cap after playing a starring role for Devon in their 10-wicket win over Cornwall on the Fortfield, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan claimed his side are one win away from promotion following their 89-run win over Clyst Hydon, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Kilmington got the better of Uplyme in a C Division East meeting and climbed above them in the table after securing an empathic 135-run win.

Whimple are involved in the Tolchards Devon League D Division East Match of the Day on Saturday when they entertain the team they share top spot with in the table, Halberton and Sampford Peverell.

Honiton 1st XI went down in a high-scoring affair at Kentisbeare.

Seaton need just 24 points from their remaining three games to be crowned champions of the Tolchards Devon League B Division East after a maximum point’s success over visiting Clyst Hydon.

With only 10 players at their disposal and a number of regulars playing in the club’s 1st XI, skipper Andrew lapping took his side into their meeting with a visiting Kentisbeare side that also only had 10 players on duty.

Ottery St Mary’s cricketers go into their game at Ivybridge tomorrow (Saturday) knowing that victory would put them in pole position to bag a second successive promotion in the Tolchards Devon League.

Otters too strong for lowly Dartington

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Following the disappointment of the last two weeks, Ottery returned to winning ways in the B division with a crushing victory over bottom placed Dartington & Totnes, writes George Biggs.

Tubbs topples his Tipton team mates

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tipton St John were involved in a thrilling game with Met Office, one that was ultimately decided off the final delivery of the contest, writes Phil Wright.

Sidbury hosted Sidmouth and Sidbury Under-10s and Under-8s for a season end finale.

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