Cricket

Ottery St Mary’s young cricketer Lawrence Walker has won the Devon batting award for his age group for the third year in a row, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Clyst St George CC had two winners at the Devon Cricket Board Awards Evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Former Sidmouth Herald editor John Goodwin has been nominated for one of the top awards in club cricket, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

It was the three Bess boys, Joshua, Zachary and Luke, who ended the 2017 Tolchards Drinks Devon League campaign as the top three Sidmouth CC batsmen.

Overton, 23, named in the 16-man test squad by selectors today (Wednesday)

Tipton St John have had no fewer than 13 games called off this season, six because of the weather and six where opposition have not been able to raise a side to complete a friendly fixture, writes Phil Wright.

Ottery Under 13s completed a clean sweep of their undefeated season when they landed the County Sports Trophy to add to their Bradleys East Devon Youth League title win.

Topsham St James Cricket Club held two very successful end-of-season presentation evenings, writes Sheila Harding.

After having a dozen fixtures cancelled this season for varying reasons, there was no way a soggy wicket, long damp outfield grass further and rain in the offing would put off the Tipton players from going ahead with their home meeting with Worcestershire-based touring side Kay’s, writes Phil Wright.

Despite a wet evening, members turned out in force last Friday for the Budleigh Salterton Cricket Clubs Colts section awards evening.

Honiton CC have made a formal presentation to their 2017 main shirt sponsors.

Budleigh Salterton 2nd eleven have just completed a terrific season in the Tolchards Drinks Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division, writes Conrad (Tom) Thomas.

Sidmouth saw off visiting North Devon – beating the Instow men by three wickets with four overs to spare in a game that saw another fine innings from a Bess – this time it was Luke Bess, who scored an unbeaten century to see the Fortfield men to victory.

Ottery St Mary went down by seven wickets to visiting Filleigh in their final home game of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League B Division season.

Budleigh Salterton claimed an 11th win of the A Division campaign, but sadly, another success for Hatherleigh means that the Ottermouth men will line up once more in the second tier of Tolchards Devon League cricket next summer.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s powered their way into the final of the County Sports Trophy with a 151 run win over Budleigh Salterton in a one-sided semi-final played at Ottermouth, Budleigh.

Exmouth were 35 run winners when they entertained Plymouth in a Tolchards Drinks Devon League top flight game.

With a couple regulars missing through work commitments and other matters, Honiton’s first string made the long trek up the North Devon link road looking to put a dent in Barnstaple and Piltons D Division East title hopes.

Topsham St James were 148 run winners when they hosted Tiverton for the penultimate game of the Tolchards Devon League season, writes Dan Armstrong.

Tipton St John suffered a 13th straight defeat to neighbours Newton Poppleford when the sides met on the final weekend of August, writes Phil Wright.

Budleigh Under-10s went through the entire 2017 season without suffering a single defeat.

The Kings Arms became Budleigh Community League Champions for the first time since 2006 with victory against the Withy Dads in Sunday’s final at the Ottermouth, writes Kevin Tyrell.

Sidmouth thirds completed their 2017 Tolchards Drinks Devon League campaign with defeat in their final game – a home meeting with Thorverton 2nds.

Three wickets each for Joel Seward and Tim Mitchell steered Seaton to an 18-run win over Cullompton in a pulsating Corinthian Cup final, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Honiton 2nds kept up their chase of league divisional honours after a terrific win at home to Barnstaple and Pilton 2nds.

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