Cricket

It was groundhog day again for Tipton’s batsmen on Saturday as once again the top order missed out on enough runs to set the opposition a challenging enough total, writes David Birch.

Tipton welcomed Yarcombe and Stockland on a nice sunny yet breezy day, unlike the reverse fixture played on a chilly April day when Tipton ran out easy victors, writes Phil Wright.

Tipton win well at Stokeinteignhead

Thursday, September 8, 2016

After being soundly beaten by Stokeinteignhead two weeks earlier it took a strange turn of events to see Tipton travelling down beside the Teign for another encounter, writes Phil Wright.

There was a soggy end to the wonderful 2016 Tolchards Devon league season that has seen Sidmouth crowned the top side in Devon for the sixth time in the last eight years.

Otters looking over their shoulders

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The remarkably tight nature of the 2nd XI A Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League means that following last weekend’s crushing defeat by visiting Barton, despite being apparently comfortably placed in the league table, Ottery St Mary 2nd XI still require 10 points from their final fixture of the campaign away to Plymstock to be sure of avoiding relegation, writes Ian Townsend.

With Tipton St John having lost their last five matches and neighbours Newton Poppleford having won their last nine encounters, the derby meeting between the two was only going to go one way, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth stormed to a 50-run win over Exeter in the golden jubilee Euro Shopper Devon Cup final to complete the county double, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Under strength Otters beaten again

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ottery St Mary 1st XI’s late season slide continued as they slipped to a fifth defeat in six contests in the delightful surroundings of Shobrooke Park, writes Ian Townsend.

Liam Lewis hit an unbeaten century as Sidmouth walloped relegated Brixham by 238 runs to win the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division title with two games to spare, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton were completely outplayed in the drizzle by visitors Stokeinteignhead with their only consolation being a great tea was supplied by the ladies from match sponsors Bater’s Removals, writes Phil Wright.

Former Test stars Phil deFreitas, Dean Headley and Corey Collymore are playing in a charity tournament at Exmouth on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth could have the Devon double in the bag by Sunday night if they win the golden jubilee Euro Shopper Devon Cup final, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Ottery St Mary II became only the third team this season to lose to Ipplepen when they went down by a margin of 46 runs in a contest that saw the bat rule over the ball throughout.

Sidmouth thrash Plymouth

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sidmouth thrashed Plymouth by 126 runs in a game that was over long before the end, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

A superb innings from Nick Mansfield enabled Sidmouth to claim what had looked for some time an unlikely victory and maintain their status as Tolchards Devon league 2nd XI Premier Division leaders.

Ottery’s promotion push was halted by a disappointing defeat at the hands of top of the table side Ivybridge, writes George Biggs.

Zac attack sees Devon to Cornwall success

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Devon defeated Cornwall by 10 wickets when the teams met at the Fortfield, Sidmouth, writes Mark Gordon.

Sidmouth cricketer Zak Bess was presented with his county cap after playing a starring role for Devon in their 10-wicket win over Cornwall on the Fortfield, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth fielded a new side this season, an Under-10s hard ball pairs team.

Sidmouth skipper Luke Bess will remind his players there are no certainties in the Premier Division before his table-topping side face Plymouth on the Fortfield, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Harvey Sargent led the Sidmouth Under-19s to victory at Exeter, a result that means Sidmouth Seagulls have now won Devon U19 Club T20 East Devon area title.

Ottery St Mary’s cricketers go into their game at Ivybridge tomorrow (Saturday) knowing that victory would put them in pole position to bag a second successive promotion in the Tolchards Devon League.

Matt Cooke and Luke Bess led the run chase as Sidmouth beat Heathcoat by seven wickets to put one hand on the Premier Division title, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Youthful Otters too strong for Lewdown

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ottery 2nd XI continued their climb up the A Division ladder with a deserved 72-run victory over Lewdown, writes Alex Clements.

Otters too strong for lowly Dartington

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Following the disappointment of the last two weeks, Ottery returned to winning ways in the B division with a crushing victory over bottom placed Dartington & Totnes, writes George Biggs.

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