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Seaton duly wrapped up the Tolchards Devon League B Division title, and they did it in some style, thumping hosts Ipplepen by nine wickets.

Skipper Alex Barrow finished unbeaten on 52 at the end of a good first day for Devon against Oxfordshire at Sidmouth.

Kilmington were emphatic winners at Brixham and it all means that, with two games remaining in the league campaign, Kilmington are now very much part of a four team battle to join Seaton in the A Division next year.

Fridays rain across the county will no doubt bite into the Tolchards Devon League programme.

Somerset's Peter Trego returns to the Devon side after a three-match absence for the crunch game against Oxfordshire starting at Sidmouth on Sunday (11am), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI kept their hopes of survival in E Division alive when they claimed a hard fought victory from the trip to Woodbury & Newton St Cyres, writes IanTownsend.

Seaton will start next season in the second tier of the Devon Cricket League following a nine wicket home win that confirmed they are guaranteed a top two finish.

Seaton Cricket Club's Ryan Daye is having a trial with Warwickshire today (Monday).

A Chris Fitzhenry bowling masterclass inspired Sidbury to an eight wicket home victory over Topsham St James on Saturday, leaving the club just six points away from lifting the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, Division H East title, with a full three games still to play, writes Stephen Howe.

Modern technology came to the rescue when Whimple 2nd XI captain Steve Kidd asked Grant Northover to fill-in a batting spot against Feniton.

Ottery St Mary's Australian, Ollie West, turned in a terrific all-round performance as relegation-haunted hosts, Alphington, were ruthlessly swept aside in a painfully one-sided encounter, writes Ian Townsend.

Seaton need to bank just 31 points from their final three games of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League B Division season to gain promotion and return to the second tier of county league cricket in 2020.

Tipton welcomed Geriatrics for their latest outing, with a full team boosted by the welcome return to action of the previously injured Kevin McMeeking and Phil Wright.

Seaton took a huge step towards Tolchards Devon League B Division glory as they recorded a 92-run win at Plymstock.

Sidmouth's Zak Bess will skipper the Devon team in the three-day game against Cheshire starting at Alderley Edge on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

After 13 matchdays of the 18 matchday Tolchards Devon cricket League season, the clubs playing in the 11 division's from Premier, A, B and divisions' C East to H East, have so far sent down a whopping 17,180 wides.

On a difficult surface, two fine individual innings coupled with an improved bowling performance saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim a hard-fought and welcome victory from the short trip to face Exeter 2nd XI, writes Ian Townsend.

The big East Devon 'derby' on matchday 13 of the Tolchards Devon League B Division campaign ended very much in favour of hosts Seaton as Kilmington were beaten by a margin of 90 runs.

Haphazard batting got the blame from Devon team boss Dave Tall as the inquest opened into the four-wicket defeat by Wiltshire at Sandford, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

After spending the last week meticulously covering the intricacies of a voyage through holiday-maker infested roads, Ben Pollard had arrived at this precise timeframe for his journey from Exmouth's TSB Bank to Axminster Cricket Club, writes Barney Stone.

Developing the art of bowling straight was surely the order of the day at this week's training session after Ottery St Mary 1st XI produced a hapless display to hand visiting Braunton victory in last weekend's encounter at Salston Field, writes Ian Townsend.

Upottery won a remarkable D Division East game at Acland Park where they defeated hosts Feniton by two wickets.

Kilmington skipper Brett Garner was delighted with his sides collective efforts as they completed back-to-back Tolchards Devon League B Division victories with a 50-run home success over Chudleigh.

Chardstock won a thrilling encounter at Kentisbeare where they got home by the smallest or of margins, a single run.

Kilmington were 50 run winners when they entertained Chudleigh at the Memorial Ground.

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