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Ottery St Mary Cricket Club 1st XI will this weekend embark upon their first ever campaign in the third tier of Tolchards Devon League cricket under new leadership following the close season departure of title-winning skipper, Lewis Townsend, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth wicket keeper Matt Hewer celebrates a wicket against Taunton Deane. Ref shsp 16-17TI 9538. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth beat Taunton Deane by eight wickets in a low-scoring friendly on the Fortfield, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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Devon youth cricket officials have been given some help by one of their old boys, tracking down former players for a unique reunion.

Dave Alford hits out for Tipton St John in the game against Yarcombe and Stockland

Tipton St John’s matches at Yarcombe and Stockland have normally been high scoring affairs, but not so on Sunday, both teams’ first game of the season, writes Phil Wright.

Devon CCC begin their preparation for the forthcoming cricket season with a high profile game against Somerset 2nd X1 at the Fortfield, Sidmouth, on Sunday (April 9).

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Players and supporters will be descending on the Fortfield tomorrow (Saturday, April 2) as Sidmouth Cricket Club participates in the annual NatWest Cricket Force day, writes John Goodwin.

Sidmouth Cricket Club at The Fortfield

Sporty Sidmouth ‘punches well above its weight’ - and now civic leaders have upped their commitment to a cricket match being held here this summer.

Sidmouth Cricket Club Green at The Fortfield

Good Friday sees a very special event being held at Sidmouth Cricket Club.

Joel Seward and Helen Derry with Sheila the dog. The pair will soon be undertaking a charity kayak trip from Seaton to Weymouth . Ref mha 10-16AW 0107. Picture: Alex Walton

Joel Seward and Helen Derry have stepped-up training ahead of their charity paddle across Lyme Bay, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Remembering the much loved Ryan Walker

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Ryan Walker, playing for Axminster in 2014, defends the stumps, pl.
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Two friends of tragic cricketer Ryan Walker are devoting the Easter Bank Holiday to raising money for a charity close to their hearts by paddling from Seaton to Weymouth in a kayak, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth CC Pavilion

Exmouth Cricket Club is looking for a scorer and/or an umpire to work with their second eleven this coming season.

Bess enjoying his Australian expereince

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
At the Darren Lehmann Academy in Australia (left to right), Sarah Taylor (England wicket-keeper) Graham Clark (Durham CCC) Alex Frick, Dom Bess and Joe Gatting (Sussex CCC)

Somerset’s young all rounder Dom Bess, who graduated through the Academy at the Cooper Associates County Ground last summer is currently out in Adelaide where he is spending the winter at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) and playing cricket for Northern Districts, writes Richard Walsh.

Devon will play a warm-up match against Hampshire in early April at the Ageas Bowl as part of their preparations for the season ahead.

East Devon cricket clubs lift awards

Friday, February 5, 2016
Tom Gooding receives the D Division East champions trophy from Devon League chairman Stuart Munday.

Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Kilmngton all picked up divisional titles at the Tolchards Devon Cricket League annual meeting, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth Cricket Club are running their popular colts winter training sessions once again.

Sidmouth CC Clubman of the Year Tony Denny

A decade when Sidmouth, with Will Murray at the helm, dominated Devon Cricket was marked at the Fortfield Club’s Annual Dinner.

Highly Commended, Volunteer of the Year, Kevin Curran, East Devon - Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club - Cricket - Photo :Phil Mingo/Pinnacle -

Kevin Curran, Budleigh Cricket Club secretary for the past 14 years (that being the longest stint by an individual in that role in the clubs history) and also having served in the role of chairman, is standing down from direct involvement in the Ottermouth club, though he will not be too far away should his invaluable expertise and knowledge be required by those who continue to run the club, writes Stephen Birley.

A new set of Tolchards Devon League fixtures have been released.

The most successful captain in the history of Devon Premier Division cricket is looking forward to being just a player again, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth skipper quits!

Friday, November 13, 2015
Sidmouth bowler Will Murray in action against Exmouth at the Maer ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 2492-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

Sidmouth skipper Will Murray – the most successful captain in Devon League history – has left the club with a headache after announcing he is standing down from the job, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

Bess joins Somerset

Monday, October 26, 2015
Zac Bess

Zak Bess has joined Somerset CCC as a strength and conditioning intern and for the next 12 months he will be working alongside Darren Veness the head of strength and conditioning at Taunton, writes Richard Walsh.

Ottery St Mary Cricket Club’s annual end-of-season dinner recently saw the Salston Field outfit celebrate a terrific year during which all three of its senior sides enjoyed highly successful Tolchard’s Devon League campaigns, writes Ian Townsend

U13s Player of the Year Max Hancock with Ryan Stevenson (Hampshire) during the Devon Youth Cricket Awards 2015 on October 03, 2015 at Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre, Sandy Park, Exeter, Devon, England - Photo mandatory by-line: Gareth Davies/Pinnacle - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - VAT Reg No: 183700120 - 02/10/15

Sidmouth cricketers did well at the Devon Youth Cricket awards evening, winning four age-group awards, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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Topsham St James Cricket Club are holding a Quiz Night in the Clubhouse at Bonfire Field, Exeter Road on Thursday, October.

Officers of the Bradleys East Devon League together with the league sponsor

The Bradleys East Devon Youth League award evening took place at Exmouth Pavilion and 300 players and family members were present as the honours were handed out.

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