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Kilmington batsman Tom Gooding was a popular choice as player of the year at the Tolchards Devon Cricket League annual meeting and awards night.

Kilmington had a cracking season on their way to promotion from C Division East of the competition, winning 16 of the 18 games they played, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The recent annual general meeting of Honiton Cricket Club has seen a change of leadership in both the club’s 1st and 2nd XIs.

A new chairman is urgently needed to oversee the operation of the Bradleys East Devon Youth League, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The latest round of matches in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League has left things good and close at the top with no fewer than five clubs sharing top spot.

Axminster Cricket Club held a well-attended annual general meeting.

Exeter teams dominated prizegiving at the Bradleys East Devon Youth League awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton’s 34th and final match of the season ended, as did 20 other matches played during the 2018 season, in defeat, writes Phil Wright.

Tipton were lucky to beat the weather on Sunday, but were not able to defeat visitors Harberton, who won the fixture by a margin of 46 runs, writes Phil Wright.

A cricket charity that takes important health messages into some of the poorest communities in Africa is targeting coaches in Devon to join its next round of recruits, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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.

Tipton’s match with Yarcombe and Stockland had a strange start, writes Phil Wright.

A Devon youth cricket coach has been recognised for his outstanding contribution in helping to find and de-velop the sport’s stars of the future.

It was runs galore at Tipton, where the visitors were Kays from Worcester, writes Phil Wright.

Whimple won their final C Division East game, beating visiting Ottery by four wickets and that result means that they will stay at the same level next year.

Honiton defeated a Kentisbeare side that had already sealed promotion with them beating the Kents by six wickets at Mountbatten Park.

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.

Feniton were beaten by five wickets on their visit to Sidmouth III for their final C Division East game of the season.

Seaton suffered last Tolchards Devon League A Division last day heartache as they were beaten at Cullompton and so will once again play in the third tier of county league cricket next season.

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.

Devon lost by two runs to Cheshire in a nail-biting finish to the Unicorns KO Trophy final at Wormsley, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Whimple skipper Ben Silk says he is quite relaxed about his side’s chances of not being relegated out of the C Division East table on the final day of the season.

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.

Honiton require nine points from their final game to secure the Tolchards Devon League E Division title after they won their penultimate outing, claiming a four wicket win at Thorverton 2nds.

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.

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