Cricket

Seaton moved to within a dozen points of second-in-the-table Shobrooke Park when they defeated the visiting Mid Devon men by 87 runs.

Exmouth kept up their pursuit of Tolchards League table-topping Bovey Tracey with a comfortable 105-run win at Plymouth.

Sidmouth were emphatic 172-run winners when they travelled to Instow to face North Devon on matchday eight of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division season.

Budleigh all-rounder Matt Junk continued his superb form with a century and three wickets as the Ottermouth men moved up to third in the Tolchards Devon League A Division table following an emphatic 130-run win over visiting Chudleigh.

Ottery under 13s secured their most comprehensive win of an unbeaten season with a 98- run victory over Whimple when the sides met to contest a Bradleys East Devon Youth League fixture.

Sixteen-year-old Byron Knowles scored a maiden senior cricket century as Sidmouth III recorded an emphatic win in their Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East meeting with Seaton II at Newton Poppleford.

Sidmouth 2nd XI skipper Dec Lines racked up his highest league score to date when he stroked his way to 132 in what became a comfortable victory for the team at home to Plympton II.

Sidbury were six wicket winners when they entertained touring outfit The Greys.

Sidmouth III claimed a fourth win of the league season and climbed to fourth spot in the Tolchards Drinks Devon League B Division East with a 36-run win over Seaton 2nds at Newton Poppelford.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s secured another league victory when they defeated Kenn by 16 runs.

Budleigh are up to third in the Tolchards Devon League A Division table following a terrific 48 run success at Cornwood.

Three Ottery St Mary youngsters, Matt Jeacock, James Tyler and Lawrence Walker, played significant roles in the Devon Under-12 eight wicket win over Dorset at Sherborne School.

Whimple batsman Leigh Lorenzen is set to pass 500 league runs on matchday eight of the Tolchards Devon League season.

James Burke is hoping a run of games for Devon will get him back to full fitness and into Surrey’s plans again, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth duo Graham Munday and Byron Knowles tore up the 2nd XI B Division East record book with a superb stand of 238 runs as Sidmouth III defeated Seaton 2nds by 36 runs at Newton Poppleford.

Ryan Pulman proved to be the star of the show as Upottery chalked up a second successive impressive Tolchards Devon League D Division East success, beating visiting Honiton by four wickets in a terrific game of cricket.

Honiton 2nd XI endured their first defeat of 2017 at the hands of Upottery 2nd XI on a sweltering day at Mountbatten Park.

Alex Wraight claimed a ‘fivefer’ as Axminster finally ended their long wait for a Tolchards Devon League D Division East success, beating visiting Topsham St James by three wickets in a low-scoring affair at Cloakham Lawns.

Seaton served up a superb performance with the ball to bundle visiting Braunton out for just 129 to go on and win by two wickets and continue their rise towards the heights of the Tolchards Devon league B Division table.

Upottery 2nds became the first team to defeat Honiton 2nds in the Tolchards League 2nd XI D Division East when they bagged a six wicket win at Mountbatten Park.

Sean Perry struck a superb 121 as Kilmington 2nds defeated Uplyme and Lyme Regis 2nds by a margin of 84 runs in a game that saw over 500 runs scored and just a dozen wickets lost.

Exmouth suffered a narrow three run defeat when they entertained Exeter in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division.

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League Premier Division continues to throw up some extraordinary results this season with match day seven (June 17) being no exception.

Ottery St Mary colts’ all-rounder James Tyler has been called into the Devon County Under-12 side for Sunday’s match against Dorset to be played at Sherborne School.

The draw has been made for the second round of the Servicemaster Clean (Formerly the Devon Senior Cup) T20 Cup and Exmouth have been drawn at home to another Tolchards Devon League top flight side, Heathcoat.

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