Cricket

Liam Cook is back in Brazil working with the national ladies’ cricket XI, writes Steve Birley.

There is still time for clubs or teams to enter the Tolchards Devon Cricket League next season.

Having been denied holding their annual dinner and awards evening in 2020 owing to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, Tipton Cricket Club held an impromptu awards session after their final game of the season.

Tipton welcomed Heads & Tails for their 17th and final game of what has been a much shortened 2020 season, writes Phil Wright.

Ben Green praised Somerset batsman Eddie Byrom for the way he fought back to leave Essex and Somerset even after day one of the Bob Willis Trophy final, writes Alex Smith of the ECB reporters network.

After the scheduled match against Cavendish Cavaliers was cancelled, Geriatrics stepped in to provide Tipton with welcomed opposition, writes Phil Wright.

Sidbury ended the shortened 2020 Tolchards Devon League campaign with a four wicket win in the play-off H final against Bridestowe II.

Sidbury Under-15 girls sparkled in some beautiful September sunshine as they bagged the silver medal in a Devon Super 8 Under-15s competition held at Bovey Tracey.

Tipton’s run of amazing games in 2020 continued with the visit of Yarcombe and Stockland, writes Phil Wright.

A full round-up of all the Tolchards Devon Cricket League results

Sidmouth were crowned Tolchards Devon League Tier One A final champions after their 50-run win over Heathcoat at the Fortfield.

Sidbury will tomorrow (Saturday) host the Tolchards Devon League Tier Eight final, taking on Bridestowe II after a 17-run win over Buckland Monachorum 1st XI in last Saturday’s semi-final.

Ottery St Mary lost their Tolchards Devon League Group Three B semi-final when they were beaten at home by Shaldon Optimists, who booked a place in the final tomorrow (Saturday) at Cullompton, winning by a margin of 52 runs.

Tipton St John were winners of a thrilling close contest when they made the short trip across to Whimple, winning the match by a margin of just five runs.

Sidmouth will have home advantage against Heathcoat in the Premier Division play-off final on Saturday (12.30pm), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidbury bagged a double dose of success over the Bank Holiday weekend to win their Tolchards Devon League group and move impressively into a semi-final berth.

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan was delighted with the way his team performed in their final game of the Tolchards Devon League season.

If ever the heading ‘family affair’ was fitting in terms of a cricket fixture, then that was certainly the case on the final Sunday of August 2020 when Tipton St John entertained Newton Poppleford.

Upottery were four wicket winners of their final Tolchards Devon League four-team challenge campaign when they hosted Kilmington.

Feniton were eight wicket winners on their visit to Alphington and Countess Wear and that means they end the Tolchards Devon League four-team competition as winners of the Tier Five East Three group and so will contest a semi-final at home to Uplyme and Lyme Regis this coming Saturday (September 5).

Sidmouth ended the six-week long Tolchards Devon League four-team competition as winners of the Tier One Premier East table after a 58 run win at Seaton.

Seaton completed their 2020 Tolchards Devon League Premier East campaign with a 58-run defeat in their home meeting with a Sidmouth side that has completed the four-team competition and so will play in the knockout stages, travelling to Plymouth for a semi-final tie next Saturday

Upottery II had their Tolchards Devon League Tier Six East East Four game at Sampford Peverell and Tiverton all done and dusted inside 31 overs.

Uplyme & Lyme Regis sealed the Tier Five East East Three top spot with a 62-run win at Ottery St Mary in a game that saw Joe Elsworth hit a century and claim a ‘fivefer’.

Chardstock, despite a wonderful ton from skipper Rob Hutchings, suffered a narrow two wicket defeat in their final game of the 2020 Tolchards Devon League season.

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