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Ottery St Mary are now one of just three teams throughout the Tolchards Devon Cricket League still to register a win after they went down for the 10th time this term, beaten at home by visiting Ipplepen by a margin of 67 runs.

Honiton skipper Andrew Lapping spoke after his sides win over Kentisbeare II at Mountbatten Park.

Feniton look to have overcome their mid-season ‘blip’ as they chalked up an impressive 26-run win over Clyst Hydon.

Axminster have finally climbed out of the bottom two spots in the Tolchards Devon league D Division East table after recording an empathic win over a Tiverton side they have now dumped into those bottom two berths.

Kilmington raced to an emphatic seven wicket win at Clyst St George where they chased down a target of 252 to win with 11 overs of the contest still to be bowled.

Seaton suffered a 63-run defeat on their visit to promotion-chasing Bideford.

Honiton did their hopes of a top two finish in the Tolchards Devon League D Division East a power of good with a terrific three wicket win at long time divisional leaders Kentisbeare.

Whimple chalked up a sixth win of the Tolchards Devon League C Division East league campaign with a comfortable six wicket win over visiting Braunton.

Seaton Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club have received a grant from Viridor Credits that has made a big difference to the club.

The countdown is well and truly on until a very special reunion of the cricketing kind takes place at Mountbatten Park, Honiton, on Sunday, August 6.

Ottery St Mary suffered a 118-run win in their Tolchards League B Division game at Barton.

Ottery 2nd XI were edged out by a margin of just 23 runs when they entertained a Barton II side who are looking for promotion into the top tier of 2nd XI cricket.

Whimple 2nds won a low-scoring affair against North Devon III in a game that saw just 145 runs scored for 15 wickets lost.

Whimple’s charge up the C Division East table gathered further momentum as they won a low-scoring encounter at hosts Clyst Hydon.

Uplyme and Lyme Regis have not had the best of seasons, but, on Saturday, they chalked up, arguably, the result of the day in the Tolchards Devon League when they defeated runaway C Division East leaders Cullompton by one wicket.

Upottery 2nds made it eight wins from 10 starts as they put visiting Halberton and Sampford Peverell to the sword.

Seaton were beaten by 114-runs by visiting Abbotskerswell on an afternoon that saw another magnificent home wicket produce a game of almost 600 runs for the loss of just 14 wickets.

Chardstock fired themselves into the D Division East promotion race after they dismantled the mornings joint leaders Kentisbeare by a whopping 11 runs.

Kilmington inflicted a third defeat in four outings on Feniton, beating the visiting side by four wickets with the win sealed with the home side having used less than half their 45 overs to chase down the 186 run target.

Honiton 2nds suffered a heavy defeat when they came up against a st4romng Exeter III side, going down by a margin of 202 runs.

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League is set for a major change in 2018 with an all-in league that will see 2nd and 3rd XI team link-up in divisions with all the 1st XI sides.

The halfway mark of the Tolchards League B Division season has been reached and Ottery St Mary suit bottom of the table having lost all eight games they played in the first half of the season and their 55 point haul leaves them 35 from safety.

The Otters’ latest defeat came in the home meeting with Seaton.

Whimple 2nds recorded arguably their finest result of the season when they became only the second team to defeat Honiton 2nds, beating them on their Mountbatten Park pitch by a margin of 10 wickets.

Upottery are one of three teams sharing the leadership of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East after another terrific all-round effort with bat and ball as they defeated Tiverton by 63 runs.

Kilmington suffered a disappointing three wicket defeat on their visit to Countess Wear.

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