Cricket

It was groundhog day again for Tipton’s batsmen on Saturday as once again the top order missed out on enough runs to set the opposition a challenging enough total, writes David Birch.

During the past week Topsham St James Cricket Club have held two very successful Presentation Evenings.

Tipton welcomed Yarcombe and Stockland on a nice sunny yet breezy day, unlike the reverse fixture played on a chilly April day when Tipton ran out easy victors, writes Phil Wright.

Tipton win well at Stokeinteignhead

Thursday, September 8, 2016

After being soundly beaten by Stokeinteignhead two weeks earlier it took a strange turn of events to see Tipton travelling down beside the Teign for another encounter, writes Phil Wright.

The final match day of the 2016 Tolchards Devon Cricket League was a washout with only one of the 35 1st XI scheduled games being played to finish.

There was a soggy end to the wonderful 2016 Tolchards Devon league season that has seen Sidmouth crowned the top side in Devon for the sixth time in the last eight years.

Otters looking over their shoulders

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The remarkably tight nature of the 2nd XI A Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League means that following last weekend’s crushing defeat by visiting Barton, despite being apparently comfortably placed in the league table, Ottery St Mary 2nd XI still require 10 points from their final fixture of the campaign away to Plymstock to be sure of avoiding relegation, writes Ian Townsend.

With Tipton St John having lost their last five matches and neighbours Newton Poppleford having won their last nine encounters, the derby meeting between the two was only going to go one way, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth stormed to a 50-run win over Exeter in the golden jubilee Euro Shopper Devon Cup final to complete the county double, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Under strength Otters beaten again

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ottery St Mary 1st XI’s late season slide continued as they slipped to a fifth defeat in six contests in the delightful surroundings of Shobrooke Park, writes Ian Townsend.

Feniton warmed up for their final match of the Tolchards Devon league C Division East season this Saturday at champions Seaton with a narrow nine run win over Clyst Hydon at Acland Park.

Whimple 2nd XI won a thrilling meeting with Cullompton II, beating the Mid Devon men by 17 runs at Cullompton.

The Gentlemen pulled off one of the biggest shocks in recent years when crowned Community League Champions at the Ottermouth last Sunday.

Seaton drove the final nail in the Axminster C Division East coffin and next season there will be two division’s between the East Devon rivals with the Axemen set to ply their trade down in D Division East with Seaton staging B Division cricket at their Court Lane home.

Liam Lewis hit an unbeaten century as Sidmouth walloped relegated Brixham by 238 runs to win the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division title with two games to spare, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton were completely outplayed in the drizzle by visitors Stokeinteignhead with their only consolation being a great tea was supplied by the ladies from match sponsors Bater’s Removals, writes Phil Wright.

Former Test stars Phil deFreitas, Dean Headley and Corey Collymore are playing in a charity tournament at Exmouth on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James 2nd XI completed a Tolchards Devon League D Division East double over Exwick, beating the 10-man Exeter side by nine wickets.

Exmouth were crowned County Sports Under-14 KO Cup winners when they defeated Clyst St George in the final.

The Budleigh Cricket Club Community League reaches the end of another campaign this Sunday (August 28) with the staging of Finals Day, writes Kevin Tyrrell.

Budleigh gained eight points on rivals Paignton as the Tolchards Devon League A Division promotion race looks set to go to the final day.

Exmouth skipper looking to next season

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Exmouth had an eye on next season in the game against Torquay on the Maer, which failed to go the distance, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James Under-12s were gallant runners-up when they contested the County Sport KO Cup with Exeter.

Another fine knock from Andy Brinsford saw Honiton II to victory over Axminster II and al but secure a third place finish for the Mountbatten men this league season.

Neil and Matt Brown claimed seven wickets between them as Whimple defeated Halberton and Sampford Peverell by 93 runs in a top-of-the-table D Division East meeting.

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