Cricket

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.

Seaton batsman Brian Cann in action

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
Zak Bess (left) receives his county cap from brother and team-mate Josh Bess after his unbeaten century and five-wicket haul on day two of Devon's 10-wicket win over Cornwall at Sidmouth

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

Zak Bess (left) receives his county cap from brother and team-mate Josh Bess after his unbeaten century and five-wicket haul on day two of Devon's 10-wicket win over Cornwall at Sidmouth

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 1st XI wicket keeper in action againt Dartington. Ref shsp 32-16TI 5894. Picture: Terry Ife

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
Ottery 1st XI bowler Billy Ruldolph delivers a ball againt Dartington. Ref shsp 32-16TI 5886. Picture: Terry Ife

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
Phil Tolley hits out for Tipton St John

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 CC youngsters enjoying things at the club

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

Kilmington 2nd XI went down by five wickets in their meeting with North Devon III at Westleigh.

Feniton 2nd XI batsman Richard Kingdon at the crease againt Barnstaple & Pilton 2nd XI. Ref mhsp 32-16TI 5912. Picture: Terry Ife

Feniton bagged themselves a splendid 41-run win when they travelled to face Barnstaple and Pilton in a C Division East game.

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Honiton failed in their bid to continue a late season promotion push with a fifth straight D Division east success when they were beaten by a margin of 26 runs by Upottery.

Phil Collins was most certainly the star turn as C Division East title-chasing Seaton defeated Kilmington by 67 runs at The Arthur Hitchcock Memorial Playing Field.

Having seen their promotion hopes damaged the previous week after a poor batting display Andrew Lapping hoped his sides batting would perform better at top of the table Clyst Hydon.

Upottery were grateful to a superb unbeaten half century from Mark Joyce as they recorded a 26-run win over Honiton.

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Honiton 2nd XI were well beaten by Clyst Hydon II in a contest that did not last 40 overs across both innings.

Sidbury action

The groundsmen of Sidbury Cricket Club (SCC) have a new item in their armoury, writes Simon Rowe.

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A ‘game of two halves’ is a term often used to describe different fortunes in a football match, but the Tipton St John versus Bridford cricket contest was definitely ‘a game of four quarters’ as visitors secured a narrow victory, writes Phil Wright.

Sidbury cricketers with the new square cutter purchased after a superb effort at fund raising that incuded a marathon cycle ride

At Sidbury’s recent home fixture on Sunday, during the tea interval Sidbury proudly displayed their new wicket mower, writes Simon Rowe.

Feniton went down by five wickets in their home meeting with C Division East promotion chasing Cullompton.

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