Cricket

Tipton's plight this season in finding sufficient players due to injury and infirmity of their ageing combatants looked like they would yet again be under complement for the visit to Dunsford, writes Phil Wright.

Honiton are now just a dozen points from safety after they defeated D Division basement side Budleigh Salterton 2nds by six wickets at Mountbatten Park.

Former Exmouth skipper Richard Baggs is these days more often seen marshalling many of the Maer ground youngsters in the club;'s22nd XI and, on matchday 12 of the Tolchards Devon League season, he rolled back the years to stroke an imperious 124 as the team won handsomely on their visit to Whimple for a C Division East game.

Seaton won a thrilling game at Cullompton to continue their firm grip on top spot in the A Division after winning in Mid Devon by a margin of seven runs.

Sidmouth suffered a fourth defeat of the Tolchards Devon League top flight season when they were beaten at Plymouth, going down by a margin of 37 runs.

Whimple were well beaten by they went down by 112 runs at home to Exmouth II for whom Richard Baggs hit a century.

Woodbury & Newton St Cyres completed a superb run chase to claim a three wicket win from their visit to Bradninch for a Tolchards Devon League E Division East fixture.

Both Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton host big home games on matchday 12 of the 2019 Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League reaches the two thirds mark of the campaign this Saturday (July 20).

Devon need to play more positively if they are going to beat Wiltshire in the three-day Unicorns Championship game starting at Sandford on Sunday (11am), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth 2nd XI kept up their pursuit of Tolchards Devon League C Division East leaders Heathcoat by defeating Alphington by a margin of 23 runs at the Fortfield.

Ottery St Mary 1st XI were given a lesson in the value of well-directed bowling and astute field placings as they slipped to a heavy defeat at the hands of promotion chasing visitors, Heathcoat 2nd XI, writes Ian Townsend

Topsham St James continued their push for a top three finish in the Tolchards League E Division East when they made the short trip to Countess Wear where they won by eight wickets.

Overseas talent proved too strong for the locals by 32 runs in a showcase game at Bovey Tracey, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sometimes cricket delivers and, for those lucky enough to be playing for, or supporting, Sidbury at The Millfield on Saturday (July 13) when the league leaders hosted second placed Kilmington 2nds, in a match sponsored by J A Nice, it certainly did, writes Mark Bishop.

Woodbury and Newton St Cyres did themselves a big favour in their bid to climb away from the bottom three places in the Tolchards Devon League E Division East as they claimed a five wicket win over visiting Bideford, Littleham and Westward Ho! 2nd XI.

Budleigh Salterton head into Saturday's home meeting with Plympton knowing that a ninth win in 12 outings would cement their place in the A Division promotion race.

Sidmouth were beaten in the final of the Servicemaster Clean Devon T20 final at Instow with Heathcoat lifting the trophy after being the Fortfield men by nine wickets.

Clyst St George opener Sam Read became the first batsman to pass 800 Tolchards Devon League runs this season when he hit 75 in the teams 39 run win over hosts Upottery.

Kilmington dished up a hugely impressive all-round performance, beating visiting Cullompton by 10 wickets.

Sidmouth powered their way to a 136 run win over host Exmouth and a highlight of another fine success for the Fortfield men was a 207 run partnership for the second wicket between Alex Barrow and Josh Bess.

Uplyme & Lyme Regis plucked victory from the jaws of defeat when they beat hosts Bradninch 2nd XI by three wickets in a Tolchards Devon League E Division meeting.

Exmouth suffered a heavy defeat when they entertained Sidmouth at the Maer ground on matchday 11 of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division campaign.

Tipton were only able to assemble nine fit players to make the journey to Marldon on Sunday and duly received a proper good hiding, conceding 278-4 from 40 overs and only offering 111 in reply, writes David Birch.

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI were involved in another high scoring contest in which they soundly defeated visitors, Countess Wear 1st XI, writes Ian Townsend.

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