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Whimple batsman Leigh Lorenzen is set to pass 500 league runs on matchday eight of the Tolchards Devon League season.

Ryan Pulman proved to be the star of the show as Upottery chalked up a second successive impressive Tolchards Devon League D Division East success, beating visiting Honiton by four wickets in a terrific game of cricket.

Honiton 2nd XI endured their first defeat of 2017 at the hands of Upottery 2nd XI on a sweltering day at Mountbatten Park.

Alex Wraight claimed a ‘fivefer’ as Axminster finally ended their long wait for a Tolchards Devon League D Division East success, beating visiting Topsham St James by three wickets in a low-scoring affair at Cloakham Lawns.

Seaton served up a superb performance with the ball to bundle visiting Braunton out for just 129 to go on and win by two wickets and continue their rise towards the heights of the Tolchards Devon league B Division table.

Upottery 2nds became the first team to defeat Honiton 2nds in the Tolchards League 2nd XI D Division East when they bagged a six wicket win at Mountbatten Park.

Sean Perry struck a superb 121 as Kilmington 2nds defeated Uplyme and Lyme Regis 2nds by a margin of 84 runs in a game that saw over 500 runs scored and just a dozen wickets lost.

Sibury Under-10s were handsome winners when they entertained Ottery St Mary.

Tipton St John’s annual tour to Cornwall did not start well in Falmouth against Sea View Old Boys on Friday night, writes Phil Wright.

Ottery St Mary went down by two wickets in their Tolchards Devon League B Division basement battle with Thorverton.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s continued their magnificent season with a sixth successive win – a 19-run victory in a Bradleys East Devon Youth League meeting at Topsham St James.

Seaton’s bid to land a second successive away win was washed out without a ball being bowled in their Tolchards Devon league B Division game at Tavistock.

Seaton 2nds were empathic 125-run winners when they entertained Bradninch in a Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East game.

Honiton 2nds maintained their perfect Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI D Division East season with a four wicket Mountbatten Park win over Kilmington 2nds.

Feniton’s wonderful start to the Tolchards Devon League C Division East season continued as they won by 67 runs on their visit to Whimple.

Honiton 1st XI ended a run of three successive defeats with an 85 run win at Tiverton.

Upottery 1st XI, missing five regulars, gave debuts to two players who both made an instant impression as the villagers upset the odds to become the first team to defeat Tolchards League D Division East table-toppers Kentisbeare, beating the Mid Devon men by 18 runs.

Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the one-third point reached of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League season and Ottery St Mary face a crunch game.

Otter thirds picked up a first win of the 2nd XI D Division East season when they defeated Woodbury and Newton St Cyres by eight wickets.

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan was delighted that his team delivered such a solid all-round show as they ended Ipplepen’s Tolchards Devon League B Division winning start to the season by inflicting a five wicket defeat on the South Devon side.

Kilmington suffered a five wicket defeat when they entertained C Division East high-fliers Cullompton.

Axminster have slipped into the bottom two of the Tolchards League D Division East table after suffering a fifth straight defeat this season, beaten by 38 runs at Barnstaple and Pilton.

Feniton remain top of the Tolchards Devon League C Division East table after a fourth win of the season, a 66-run Acland Park success against visiting Clyst St George.

When you’ve got your foot firmly on your adversary’s throat, failure to press home the advantage frequently comes back to bite you and so it proved to be for Ottery St Mary 1st XI in their Tolchards Devon League B Division home meeting with Shobrooke Park, writes Ian Townsend.

Honiton 1st team went down by 42 runs when they entertained Halberton and Sampford Peverell at Mountbatten Park.

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