The covers stayed on at the Maer ground on Saturday Ref exsp 21-16SH 5052. Picture: Simon Horn.

Every match in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division met a watery grave on a soggy third Saturday of the season.

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Seaton Under-13s booked a place in the next round of the East Devon League Cup, beating Topsham St James by two wickets thanks to a single by Indi Ward off the final delivery of a thrilling contest.

Sidmouth began their Fortfield campaign in the Tolchards Devon League with an eight wicket win over Bovey Tracey.

Sidbury colts action

Sidbury Under-10s were involved in a thrilling softball meeting with Ottery St Mary, one won by the Otters by a margin of just two runs.

Sidbury Under-10s played their first game of hardball cricket when they played Ottery St Mary at King’s School.

Cricket. A view from the score box

Sidbury, playing away for the third consecutive week, travelled to the Coaver Club, County Hall, Exeter to take on the Geriatrics in a 35-over contest that they won by 85 runs.

Ottery St Mary Under-11 bowler Freddie Eul-Barker took a hat-trick as the Otters defeated visiting Exeter in a Bradleys East Devon Youth League game.

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Ottery St Mary 2nd XI claimed an impressive first victory of the new season when the long trip to West Devon saw an Otters team containing no less than eight teenagers hand out a comprehensive beating to hosts, Hatherleigh, writes Ian Townsend.

Boosted by a sparkling century from teenage prospect Billy Reed, Ottery St Mary first eleven swept aside the challenge of visiting Braunton to register a second successive victory at the outset of their debut season in B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League, writes Ian Townsend.

A first home outing of the season for Ottery third eleven saw them to a 44 run win over Topsham St James seconds, writes Kit Richards.

Upottery II action at Bradninch

Upottery 2nd XI defied the odds to record a terrific 48-run win at Bradninch in a Tolchards Devon League match.

Newton Poppleford were handsome nine wicket winners when they entertained South Devon-based Marldon.

Uplyme 2nd XI lost a high scoring game at Kentisbeare by a margin of 24 runs.

Topsham St James Under-10s were victorious when they faced Sampford Peverell in a hardball pairs meeting in Mid Devon.

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Topsham St James 2nd XI went down by 44 runs when they visit Ottery St Mary III, writes Mike Tracey.

Exmouth Cricket Club are once again sponsored by Tolchards and here the 1st XI line up before the opening home game of the new Tolchards Devon League season

Exmouth suffered a huge156-run defeat in their opening game of the new Tolchards Devon League season with Exeter departing the victors, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Budleigh beaten at home by Bradninch

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Budleigh suffered a second successive Tolchards Devon League A Division defeat when they went down by six wickets to visiting Bradninch, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Honiton 2nd XI were impressive 104-run winners when they met North Devon thirds.

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Uplyme were 104-run winners when they entertained Barnstaple and Pilton in their opening home game of the new Tolchards Devon League season.

Honiton made it two wins from two Tolchards Devon League D Division East games with a crushing success at Tiverton.

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Sidmouth and XI defeated North Devon by 22 runs on the Fortfield in what turned into a battle of the former captains, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Cricket. A view from the score box

Sidmouth third eleven ran into former Navy batsman Cliff Dare when they met Shobrooke Park – and came off worst.

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Life in the unfamiliar surroundings of B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League began in encouraging fashion for Ottery St Mary 1st XI as the newly promoted Salston Field side claimed a narrow but hugely satisfying victory from the short trip to well-fancied local rivals, Thorverton, writes Ian Townsend.

Exmouth CC Pavilion

Devon have made two changes – one of them enforced – for Sunday’s Unicorns Cup pool one game against Berkshire at Exmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Matt Tarry sends a delivery down for Exmouth 2nds in their game against Plymouth on Saturday. Ref exsp 19-16SH 3741. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth defeated Plymouth by two wickets using the Duckworth-Lewis system to open their Premier campaign, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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