Cricket

The latest round of matches in the Sidmouth Indoor Cricket League resulted in a second win of the campaign for Newton Poppleford.

Ottery St Mary’s young cricketer Lawrence Walker has won the Devon batting award for his age group for the third year in a row, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton St John have had no fewer than 13 games called off this season, six because of the weather and six where opposition have not been able to raise a side to complete a friendly fixture, writes Phil Wright.

Ottery Under 13s completed a clean sweep of their undefeated season when they landed the County Sports Trophy to add to their Bradleys East Devon Youth League title win.

After having a dozen fixtures cancelled this season for varying reasons, there was no way a soggy wicket, long damp outfield grass further and rain in the offing would put off the Tipton players from going ahead with their home meeting with Worcestershire-based touring side Kay’s, writes Phil Wright.

Honiton CC have made a formal presentation to their 2017 main shirt sponsors.

Ottery St Mary went down by seven wickets to visiting Filleigh in their final home game of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League B Division season.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s powered their way into the final of the County Sports Trophy with a 151 run win over Budleigh Salterton in a one-sided semi-final played at Ottermouth, Budleigh.

With a couple regulars missing through work commitments and other matters, Honiton’s first string made the long trek up the North Devon link road looking to put a dent in Barnstaple and Piltons D Division East title hopes.

Three wickets each for Joel Seward and Tim Mitchell steered Seaton to an 18-run win over Cullompton in a pulsating Corinthian Cup final, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Honiton 2nds kept up their chase of league divisional honours after a terrific win at home to Barnstaple and Pilton 2nds.

Honiton 2nds won a close encounter at Upottery, beating the home side by a a margin of just five runs to put the outcome of the 2nd XI D Division East title in some doubt.

Seaton still have a little work to do to ensure they are still in the third tier of the Tolchards League when the 2018 season is with us after they slipped to a six wicket defeat at a Barton side that had started the day sitting second bottom, 30 points and two placed below them in the B Division table.

Honiton saw their lingering hopes of Tolchards League D Division East top three finish extinguished as they went down to a 14-run defeat in a low scoring Mountbatten Park meeting with Upottery.

Seaton will travel to Barton on Saturday (August 19) knowing that a win in South Devon will leave them confirming their status as a third tier team again in 2018.

Whimple are now the team sitting second to C Division East champions-in-waiting Cullompton.

Tipton St John recorded an emphatic 143-run win over visiting Met Office, writes Phil Wright.

Axminster lost for the 10th time in 14 D Division East outings as they slipped to a 97-run defeat at the hands of table-topping Barnstaple and Pilton.

Ottery St Mary’s bowlers were once again doing their best to end the Otters run without a win this season in their Devon League B Division campaign.

Touring team Old Olavians are looking for a fixture this Sunday (August 13) in East Devon.

Upottery remain very much in the D Division East promotion race after a nine run Glebe Park win over Topsham St James.

Mountbatten Park, Honiton, became something of a time tunnel last Sunday when Honiton Cricket Club rolled back the years to stage a 1990s reunion.

Whimple powered to a six wicket win at Countess Wear.

Honiton all-rounder Adam Holmes had a day to remember when the Mountbatten Park men travelled to Sampford Peverell to take on Halberton and Sampford Peverell in a Tolchards Devon League D Division East game.

Seaton claimed a superb home success over Ipplepen, moving 29 points clear of the three relegation places that B Division has while also putting a severe dent in the promotion hopes of the South Devon-based visitors.

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