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Seaton Under-13s booked a place in the next round of the East Devon League Cup, beating Topsham St James by two wickets thanks to a single by Indi Ward off the final delivery of a thrilling contest.

Upottery II action at Bradninch

Upottery 2nd XI defied the odds to record a terrific 48-run win at Bradninch in a Tolchards Devon League match.

Uplyme 2nd XI lost a high scoring game at Kentisbeare by a margin of 24 runs.

Tipton St John batsman Dave Alford scores runs against the Ottery St  Mary bowlers and he  passed 2,000 runs for the  club during his innings.

In a game sponsored by local osteopath Chris Dyer (a useful connection for the club’s elderly players!) Tipton St John batted first against a youthful Ottery St Mary team but failed to set them a challenging total.

Honiton 2nd XI were impressive 104-run winners when they met North Devon thirds.

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Uplyme were 104-run winners when they entertained Barnstaple and Pilton in their opening home game of the new Tolchards Devon League season.

Honiton made it two wins from two Tolchards Devon League D Division East games with a crushing success at Tiverton.

Cricket. A view from the score box

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club made a poor start in their Devon League C Division campaign with the first team going down to Cullompton by 134 runs whilst the second eleven failed to raise a side and had to concede to Honiton.

Honiton launched their Tolchards Devon League D Division East campaign in style with an eight wicket Mountbatten Park win against Woodbury.

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Ottery St Mary Cricket Club 1st XI will this weekend embark upon their first ever campaign in the third tier of Tolchards Devon League cricket under new leadership following the close season departure of title-winning skipper, Lewis Townsend, writes Ian Townsend.

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Devon youth cricket officials have been given some help by one of their old boys, tracking down former players for a unique reunion.

East Devon Under-15s are seeking a pitch for a district match this coming Sunday (April 20).

Devon CCC begin their preparation for the forthcoming cricket season with a high profile game against Somerset 2nd X1 at the Fortfield, Sidmouth, on Sunday (April 9).

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Players and supporters will be descending on the Fortfield tomorrow (Saturday, April 2) as Sidmouth Cricket Club participates in the annual NatWest Cricket Force day, writes John Goodwin.

Sidmouth Cricket Club Green at The Fortfield

Good Friday sees a very special event being held at Sidmouth Cricket Club.

Joel Seward and Helen Derry with Sheila the dog. The pair will soon be undertaking a charity kayak trip from Seaton to Weymouth . Ref mha 10-16AW 0107. Picture: Alex Walton

Joel Seward and Helen Derry have stepped-up training ahead of their charity paddle across Lyme Bay, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Remembering the much loved Ryan Walker

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Ryan Walker, playing for Axminster in 2014, defends the stumps, pl.
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Two friends of tragic cricketer Ryan Walker are devoting the Easter Bank Holiday to raising money for a charity close to their hearts by paddling from Seaton to Weymouth in a kayak, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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Honiton are hoping new first team captain Oli Cave can inspire the team to league success, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth CC Pavilion

Exmouth Cricket Club is looking for a scorer and/or an umpire to work with their second eleven this coming season.

Bess enjoying his Australian expereince

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
At the Darren Lehmann Academy in Australia (left to right), Sarah Taylor (England wicket-keeper) Graham Clark (Durham CCC) Alex Frick, Dom Bess and Joe Gatting (Sussex CCC)

Somerset’s young all rounder Dom Bess, who graduated through the Academy at the Cooper Associates County Ground last summer is currently out in Adelaide where he is spending the winter at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) and playing cricket for Northern Districts, writes Richard Walsh.

Axminster Cricket Club return to nets ahead of a new Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

Devon will play a warm-up match against Hampshire in early April at the Ageas Bowl as part of their preparations for the season ahead.

East Devon cricket clubs lift awards

Friday, February 5, 2016
Tom Gooding receives the D Division East champions trophy from Devon League chairman Stuart Munday.

Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Kilmngton all picked up divisional titles at the Tolchards Devon Cricket League annual meeting, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth CC Clubman of the Year Tony Denny

A decade when Sidmouth, with Will Murray at the helm, dominated Devon Cricket was marked at the Fortfield Club’s Annual Dinner.

Highly Commended, Volunteer of the Year, Kevin Curran, East Devon - Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club - Cricket - Photo :Phil Mingo/Pinnacle -

Kevin Curran, Budleigh Cricket Club secretary for the past 14 years (that being the longest stint by an individual in that role in the clubs history) and also having served in the role of chairman, is standing down from direct involvement in the Ottermouth club, though he will not be too far away should his invaluable expertise and knowledge be required by those who continue to run the club, writes Stephen Birley.

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