Honiton cricketers suffer ‘no show’ from opposition on match day two of Tolchards Devon League season.

PUBLISHED: 13:00 10 May 2015 | UPDATED: 13:00 10 May 2015

Cricket bat and ball

Cricket bat and ball


Honiton were once again left without a match at both 1st and 2nd XI level on match day two of a new Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

On match day one the 1st XI were, like the majority of teams across the league, washed out, whilst the 2nd XI, playing in a division with an odd number of teams, were the odd team out.

On match day two the 1st XI were set to take on Chardstock in a C Division (East) match, but that was not played owing top Chardstock being unable to raise a team!

It became a double whammy for the Mountbatten Park side as the 2nd XI were also advised that scheduled opponents Topsham St James II were also not able to play a game.

Honiton skipper Rob Ingram said: “It’s certainly disappointing. I don’t think there are too many captains in the lower divisions who have not been in the same sort of situation where they have spent all week trying to get a side together and come up short.

“Football matches, weddings, all manner of other activities, can rob a skipper of half a team. It is dispiriting for the people who work hard to get a game on, sorting out the pitch and then finding a game they have prepared for is not going to take place.”

Ingram continued: “The problem for our club in particular is that it means we have gone two weeks of an 18 week season without any sort of action for either 1st or 2nd XIs. It’s certainly a case of fingers crossed for match day three and, hopefully, opponents who can field an eleven and good weather!”

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