Not even a eight-wicket defeat by Plympton in their last game of the season could dampen Axminster’s celebrations at winning Division One of the Devon Women’s League for the first time, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.
With the scheduled weekend opposition for both Tipton St John and Newton Poppleford crying off, the two teams hastily arranged a fixture to replace the meeting between the sides that had been washed out the weekend before, writes Phil Wright.
Kilmington were duly crowned champions of the Tolchards Devon League C Division East after they defeated visiting Budleigh by seven wickets and they will now step up to play in the third tier of the Devon League for the first time next summer.
Chardstock are on their way up to C Division East and away days at the likes of top flight clubs Sidmouth and Exeter after promotion was sealed thanks to a 46 run win at the Instow home of another Premier Division outfit, North Devon.
Kilmington head into their final match of the Tolchards Devon League season needing 10 points to make sure they stay top and so win C Division East title and step up into the third tier of county league cricket next year.
Feniton are out of the bottom three of the C Division East for the first time this season – and their timing is perfect given that this coming Saturday (September 1) is the final matchday of the campaign.
Upottery skipper Mark Joyce could not hide his disappointment after his side had suffered a third Glebe Park defeat of the season, a reversal that effectively ended the villager’s hopes of stepping up into the C Division East next season.