Cricket

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.

Budleigh win Devon Under-19 Cup

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Budleigh Otters skipper Ed Doble was not just the man of the match in the final of the Vitality T20 Devon Cup – he was the player of the day as well, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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

Here’s our weekly chat with Sidmouth Cricket Club chairman Fionn Wardrop.

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.

Exmouth lost their final game of the 2018 Tolchards Devon League campaign, beaten by 70 runs by a Sidmouth side that was able to celebrate winning the title for the seventh time in 11 years, as news filtered through to the Maer ground of a surprise defeat for morning leaders Heathcoat at home to Sandford.

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.

Devon have to find a new captain for 2019 following the sudden retirement of Sidmouth’s Josh Bess, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The final Sunday of August saw Ottermouth hosting a cricket match between Budleigh Community League side The Doctors and visiting Somerset Doctors.

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.

Former Exmouth captain Richard Baggs won’t be lost to the club just yet, even though he has announced his retirement from 1st XI cricket, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth lifted the Devon Cricket League Premier Division top honour for the seventh time in 11 years after a 70-run win at Exmouth.

Exmouth 2nds were crowned champions of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East following their final day four wicket win at a Chardstock 1st XI side that they will meet again next year in the C Division – Chardstock and Heathcoat 2nds gaining promotion with the Maer men.

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.

Sidmouth thirds completed the 2018 Tolchards Devon League season as the F Division East champions and they did it in style winning all their home games and suffering just two defeats, losses at Seaton on May 26 and at Bradninch on June 23.

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

Ottery St Mary went down by a margin of 100 runs when they visited Alphington for their final away game of this season’s Tolchards Devon League C Division East campaign.

Topsham St James 1st XI’s final home game of the season was against Bideford 2nd XI, and, on winning the toss, the home skipper elected to bat first, writes Matthew Williams.

Budleigh are resigned to a bottom half finish in the Tolchards Devon League A Division after they went down by eight wickets on their visit to Abbotskerswell for their final away game of the league campaign.

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.

Exmouth 2nds head to Chardstock on Saturday (September 14) looking to claim the 14 points that will see them crowned champions of the D Division East.

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.

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