Cricket

Tipton St John’s prolific batsman Phil Tolley hit another unbeaten half century to guide the side to victory over visiting Marldon.

Kilmington openers Brett Garner and Josh Short put on 249 runs for the first wicket during their team’s 171-run win in a Tolchards Devon League C Division East meeting.

Honiton 2nd XI continued their unbeaten start to the new term after bagging victoty in a low scoring affair at North Devon III on match day three of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

A busy week for the Ottery Under-13 team began with another nail-biting victory.

There’s a big day of ‘crash, bang and wallop’ cricket taking place at the home of Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club this Sunday (May 28).

Littleham Primary School were delighted to host a Chance to Shine visit.

Sam Harris and George Greenway demolished Torquay’s top order to put Exmouth on course for a six-wicket win on the Maer, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The King George V Playing Fields was a hive of activity on Friday as Uplyme and Lyme Regis Cricket Club took part in the nationwide launch of the All Stars Cricket scheme designed by the ECB to introduce five to eight-year-olds to the game.

Seaton finally got their Tolchards B Division season up and running thanks to a 49-run success at Thorverton.

The draw for the 2017 Corinthian Cup has certainly caused a surprise in one East Devon household.

Budleigh Salterton claimed a second successive Tolchards Devon League A Division success with a 64-run win over Ivybridge.

Sidmouth IIIs recorded an emphatic 10-wicket win in their Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East game at Bradninch II.

Sidmouth III suffered a second successive defeat of the new Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East season when they went down by eight wickets at the idyllic cricket setting of Shobrooke Park.

Topsham St James 2nd XI veterans Mike Davison and Neil Argyle were heartbreakingly deprived of individual high points by the capricious weather, which cut them off in their prime in the meeting Exwick, writes Mike Tracey.

Topsham St James ladies secured a second successive victory with a 10 wicket win over Exmouth.

Ottery St Mary Bowling Club has been able to welcome two new sponsors this year, writes Michael Smith.

Whimple bagged their first win of the Tolchards Devon League C Division season when they comprehensively brushed aside the challenge of hosts Braunton.

The handicap of fielding a painfully inexperienced team, including no less than eight teenagers, proved to be too big an ask for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI who suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of visiting Paignton II, writes Ian Townsend.

Standing strong in the face of adversity, temporary captain Reed inspired a diminished Sidbury team to a comprehensive win against the Geriatrics.

Honiton 2nd XI put bat to ball with great effect as they racked up a huge 400 plus total on their way to a second successive C Division East 2nd XI success at Kentisbeare II.

Budleigh Salterton suffered a last ball defeat when they met Sandford on match day two of the Tolchards Devon league A Division season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The Budleigh Community League (BCL) commences its 2017 season this coming Sunday (May 21) at the Ottermouth with a triple-headed fixture list, writes Keith Tyrrell.

Not even an outstanding century from Pete Matravers could help Honiton land a second successive Tolchards Devon League D Division East success as they slipped to a seven wicket defeat at the hands of Kentisbeare at what was eventually a soggy Mountbatten Park.

Feniton sit nine points clear of the fledgling Tolchards Devon League C Division east tale after a second successive victory, this time claiming a run rate success at Clyst Hydon.

Seaton, Axminster, Feniton and Whimple are among 50 clubs in Devon to sign-up for the ECB’s newest youth participation scheme, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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