Cricket

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Excellent innings from burgeoning young talent, Billy Rudolph and former Premier League batsman, Mickey Wilkinson, coupled with a well-controlled bowling display, saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim a comfortable win over visiting Uplyme & Lyme Regis, writes Ian Townsend.

Budleigh’s new overseas player Cephas Zhuwao took to his new surroundings at Ottermouth like the proverbial duck to water with an eye-catching innings with the bat followed by a four wicket haul with the ball.

Honiton 2nds made sure it was a case of double delight for the Mountbatten Park men as they sealed a 10-run win over Halberton and Sampford Peverell II.

Honiton skipper Rob Ingram saw his team comfortably defend a low score at Halberton and Sampford Peverell to claim 18 points and stay in D Division (East) top four berth.

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan suffered a bitter-sweet afternoon as his team eventually sealed a three wicket home win over Filleigh.

Axminster suffered a third straight Tolchards Devon League B Division loss of the season, going down by five wickets to Braunton.

Feniton enjoyed a Tolchards Devon League win double as the senior side got the better of visiting Kentisbeare and the 2nd XI won well at Topsham St James.

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Exmouth’s Maer ground is set to stage some of the best T20 cricket likely to be seen in Devon this season when they host the MCCA Regional T20 finals day on Sunday.

Seaton II who were beaten on their visit to Bradninch II

Seaton 2nds went down by eight wickets on their visit to Bradninch II, but there was plenty of evidence that the future of the club is in very good hands indeed.

Uplymes Ollie Lee bowling against Ottery St Mary. Ref mhsp 7260-22-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

North Devon 3rds’ decision to take the field with only nine players back fired as a revitalised Uplyme 2nd XI racked up a mammoth 282, to eventually claim victory by a margin of 130 runs.

Seaton made it two wins from two C Division outings with a four wicket win at Kentisbeare with skipper Ben Morgan having one of those outings he’ll remember for some time.

Whimple skipper Hugh Gordon-Lennox stroked his way to an unbeaten century as his side thrashed Tiverton by six wickets to make it two wins from two D Division (East) starts.

Feniton have made their customary slow start to a new cricket season and sit bottom of the C (East) table with 21 points from three games after a narrow five run defeat at Barnstaple and Pilton.

Uplyme and Lyme Regis suffered a first defeat of the season when beaten at home by Alphington.

Honiton, despite an impressive debut from Brian Cann with ball and bat, went down by 13-runs at home to Cullompton.

Axminster sit in the bottom two of the fledgling A Division table after a 53-run defeat in a low scoring affair at Cloakham Lawns against an Abbotskerswell side that has made a flying start to the new season.

Seaton 2nds player, 15-year-old  Sam Goodier after he had scored his maiden Devon League century

Seaton 2nds recorded one of the largest winning margins of recent times for a Court Lane eleven when they crushed Axminster II by a whopping 304 runs!

Kilmington sit in a top two berth in the D (East) table after an eight wicket win at home to Halberton and Sampford Peverell with major contributions from two players making home debuts.

Upottery enjoyed a win double with both senior sides claiming Tolchards Devon League matchday three victories.

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Topsham St James Under-12s went down by 12 runs when they travelled to meet Kentisbeare.

Seaton captain Ian Hunt bowls against Thorverton on Saturday. Ref mhsp 5763-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Seaton powered their way to an emphatic 86-run win at Shaldon in their first Tolchards League C Division (East) outing of the season.

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Whimple made short work of their first Tolchards League action of the new season when they thumped visiting Culmstock by ten wickets in a D Division (East) game.

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Feniton were beaten by two wickets at Clyst Hydon in a C Division (East) encounter, but skipper Jon Pyle saw enough from his side to make him believe that, despite close season departures from Acland Park, this can be a healthy season all round for the club.

Axminster just came up short in a valiant bid to claim a Tolchards Devon League B Division success when they went down by six runs at South Devon.

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Honiton were once again left without a match at both 1st and 2nd XI level on match day two of a new Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

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