Cricket

Whimple suffered a 25-run defeat in their East Devon derby game at Feniton and now are faced with having to win one of their final two games to avoid joining Budleigh 2nds and Clyst Hydon in D Division East next season.

Whimple remain troubled by the threat of relegation from the C Division East after they became only the second side this season to lose to already relegated Clyst Hydon, going down to the basement dwellers by nine wickets.

Devon been able to shore-up their shaky batting line-up for the game against Dorset starting on Sunday (August 19), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Both the Ottery St Mary senior XIs had their respective Tolchards Devon League fixtures cancelled as matchday 14 of the 18-match season was something of a washout across the board.

Honiton claimed a 14th win in 15 E Division East outings after they beat Axminster by eight wickets at Mountbatten Park.

Feniton 1st XI were washed out in their C Division East game at Ottery St Mary where not a single ball was bowled in anger.

Upottery have a big day out at the end of the month when they play in the Corinthian Cup Finals Day being held at the Instow home of North Devon CC.

Kilmington were eight wicket winners in their Tolchards Devon League C Division East top-of-the-table clash with Sidmouth 2nds.

Seaton’s Tolchards Devon League B Division top-of-the-table clash at Tavistock was one of many across the league that was hit by the weather.

The Tipton St John records took something of a hammering when the team travelled to the County Hall ground in Exeter to meet Geriatrics in an old-fashioned timed game, writes Phil Wright.

Upottery were left frustrated in their efforts to play on match day 14 of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League D Division East campaign when their scheduled opponents, Uplyme and Lyme Regis, were once again unable to raise an eleven for the fixture.

Feniton gave their hopes of avoiding a bottom three finish, and with it relegation out of C Division East, a big boost as they recorded a 78-run win over already ‘doomed’ Clyst Hydon.

Whimple are now 25 points clear of third bottom Feniton, and are 14 points ahead of fourth bottom side Braunton after beating them by six wickets when the side’s met in the C Division East on the first Saturday of August.

Seaton are sitting proudly on top of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League B Division table following their 64-run win at home to Ipplepen which, with Barton losing their top-of-the-table clash with Tavistock, all means that Seaton top the table with 230 points. which is also the number of points for Barton with Tavistock sitting third on 212.

Kilmington go into Saturday’s (August 11) top-of-the-table showdown at home to Sidmouth 2nds in confident mood after they chalked up a 12th victory in 14 C Division East starts, claiming a 125-run win on their visit to Alphington.

Honiton 1st XI hold a 12 point lead at the top of the E Division East table with just four games left to play after they registered a 67-run win over Ottery St Mary 2nds.

Upottery’s hopes of a top three finish in D Division East were hit by the weather which washed out their match away at Sandford 2nds.

Whimple suffered a 51-run defeat in a rain-hit meeting with Exeter 2nds.

Ottery St Mary brought to an end their recent poor form in the C Division East with an emphatic victory, beating hosts Clyst Hydon by a margin of 182 runs.

Honiton sit top of the Tolchards Devon Cricket league E Division East after a six wicket run-rate win at previous leaders Sampford Peverell and Tiverton.

Seaton now hold a 17-point cushion between themselves in the second B Division promotion spot and the team lying third,

Kilmington have closed the gap at the top of the C Division east table between leaders Sidmouth 2nds and themselves to one of just four points with five matches (100 points) remaining.

Honiton 2nds batsman Kev Kelly scored a superb unbeaten century as the Mountbatten Park men inflicted only a second defeat of the season on Bradninch 2nds.

Tolchards Devon League clubs have been warned to check the eligibility of any player about to appear in his first game of the season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton’s first encounter with Bakers from Exeter ended in an exciting finish.

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