Cricket

Topsham St James 2nd XI maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a comfortable win against nine-man Exwick.

Axminster were 15 run winners in a thrilling Tolchards League F Division East meeting with Exeter III.

Sidbury all-rounder Ollie Pyne had a day to remember as he guided his side to a third successive Tolchards Devon League H Division East success.

Budleigh Salterton sit top of the Tolchards Devon League A Division table after three matches of the 18 game campaign following a third successive win, this time a six wicket success at Plympton.

Sidmouth made it three wins out of three Tolchards Devon League top flight games as they defeated hosts Plymouth by 157 runs.

Both the local areas top two teams, Exmouth and Budleigh have away matches on matchday three of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League.

Devon's women are looking forward to facing their illustrious old girl Heather Knight at Sidmouth in round three of the ECB County Championship, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

It was 'business as usual' at the Fortfield last weekend as all three Sidmouth senior XIs won their respective Tolchards Devon League fixtures and then, on Sunday, the 1st XI made progress in the Royal London national KO competition with a home win over Bridgwater.

Sidmouth 2nds bounced back from their Tolchards Devon League C Division East opening day defeat by winning handsomely at Alphington, beating the Exeter side by a whopping 142 runs.

Axminster made it back-to-back wins and 38 points out of a possible 40 at the start of their Tolchards Devon League F Division East campaign as they comfortably beat hosts Exwick by six wickets.

After losing their first three matches this season, Tipton faced a young Ottery St Mary development side, boosted by a few fathers and coaches, writes Phil Wright.

Ottery St Mary went down by three wickets in a thrilling contest at Heathcoat 2nds, who reached victory with just a single delivery to spare, on matchday two of the new Tolchards Devon League C Division East campaign, writes Ian Townsend.

Devon Lions play Dorset Leopards at Budleigh Salterton on Sunday (11am) in a 50-over friendly, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Speaking after his side's defeat at Sidmouth on matchday two of the Tolchards Devon League campaign, Exmouth skipper Andrew Buzza said: "The game went back and forth all day.

Sidmouth third XI made short work of defeating Upottery 2nds and, two games into the Tolchards Devon League E Division East season, the team share top spot with North Devon 2nds who, like Sidmouth thirds, have banked all 40 points available from their first two matches.

Tarisai Musakanda made an instant impact for Budldeigh Salterton in their five-wicket win over Barton, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

On Sunday, Sidbury played touring side Long Compton at The Millfield, writes Mark Bishop.

Sidbury were 108 run winners when they visited Kilmington 2nds on matchday two of the new Tolchards Devon League H Division East campaign, writes Barney Stone.

Some 20 years ago Seaton had an Australian playing for them who went by the name of Kevin Daye.

Kilmington skipper Brett Garner was delighted with his teams opening match efforts.

Devon's team management have turned to Sidmouth duo Alex Barrow and Zak Bess as the county's new on-field leadership team, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Clyst St George lost a low scoring D Division East affair at home to Upottery, going down by two wickets.

Sidmouth chalked up a second successive Tolchards Devon League Premier Division success with a 57-run win in the coastal derby meeting with Exmouth at the Fortfield.

Uplyme & Lyme Regis batsman Mark Batey hit a century and his brother Steve a half century to guide their team to a 94 run home win over Bradninch on matchday two of the new Tolchards Devon League E Division East campaign.

Ottery St Mary Under-11s made a winning start to their new season of competitive cricket as they defeated visiting Seaton by 62 runs at Strawberry Lane.

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