Cricket

Yesterday, 11:35

At the halfway stage of the Devon Cricket League season, Ottery St Mary 1st XI hold a healthy 27-point lead at the head of C Division (East) after they returned to winning ways with an excellent all-round display at near neighbours, Seaton, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth action from T20 ARea Finals Day

Sidmouth completed the first half of the Tolchards Devon League season with a 129-run victory over Exeter at their County Ground home.

Sidmouth V Exeter. Saj Patidar sends a deliver for Sidmouth. Ref shsp 0576-27-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth 2nds were able to welcome Nick Gingell for his first appearance of the season in the league eleven for the home meeting with Exeter.

Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Zac Johns jumps in to acction. Ref shsp 8024-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

It takes a player of some considerable ability to influence the course of a cricket match in order to maximise the opportunity for inexperienced young team mates to develop their skills, writes Ian Townsend.

Tipton CC batsman David Dawson in action

Tipton St John player Dave Dawson is set to be a member of most exclusive club as he is about to complete 1,000 matches for the club.

Will Harrison bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9081-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Despite producing a battling display, under-strength Ottery St Mary 2nd XI last weekend slipped to a narrow defeat against undefeated league leaders, Bovey Tracey as a lack of batting in their ranks proved costly, writes Ian Townsend.

Tipton toppled by Geriatrics

Yesterday, 11:28
Tipton St John player Phil Tolley

Tipton played Geriatrics at County Hall on an artificial wicket which gave little joy to bowlers, writes Phil Wright.

Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell recieves the T20 ARea trophy

Exmouth, for the second successive season, came out of the Exeter and East Devon Servicemaster Devon T20 Area Finals Day as victors after a semi-final demolition of Seaton and a relatively comfortable success over rivals Sidmouth in the final.

T20 Finals Day at Budleigh Salterton CC poster

Sidmouth CC is part of another special day of T20 cricket this Sunday (June 28).

Ollie Reed bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9138-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Ottery St Mary 1st XI paid a heavy price for a poor display from their top order batsmen as they tasted their first defeat of the season in last weekend’s derby clash with visiting Feniton, writes Ian Townsend.

Tipton CC batsman David Dawson in action

Tipton St John played host to regular visitors from Shepton Montague, Somerset ‘The Full Monty’, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth suffered a second defeat of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division season and, with the halfway stage reached this Saturday (June 27), sit fifth in the table, 18 points adrift of the summit.

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Sidbury Under-10 girls’ were worthy winners when they met East Devon Girls’ in what turned out to be a close encounter of the thrilling kind played throughout in splendid sunshine.

Cricket. A view from the score box

Sidmouth booked a Bookers Wholesale Devon Senor Cup quarter-final tie at home to Bradninch thanks to a 59-run win over Exmouth at their Maer ground home on Sunday.

Trawlermen sunk by Flower power!

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Ref shsp 8134-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The runs continue to flow for in-form Ottery St Mary opening batsman, Dan Flower who powered the Club’s 2nd XI to a stunning victory in last weekend’s clash with Brixham, writes Ian Townsend.

The Sidbury CC team

Sidbury’s Millfield cricket ground played host to a pair of matches over the weekend.

Matt Hewer batting for Sidmouth 2nds against Plymouth. Ref shsp 8337-25-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth 2nd XI were good value for a 76-run win at North Devon II.

Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Celebrating a wicket. Ref shsp 8089-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Richard Kitzinger’s first Devon League century for many a long season last weekend proved the catalyst for Ottery St Mary 3rd XI to claim another terrific victory as they comfortably saw off visitors, Kenn, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth III batsman Issac Thomas

Sidmouth III batsman, 18-year-old Issac Thomas delivered a superb batting display to see the side to a 19-point victory at Bradninch II in a Tolchards Devon League B Division (East) game.

Cricket. A view from the score box

Sidbury welcomed long-standing touring side, Sussex-based The Grey’s, for their latest match.

Liam Lewis struck a super unbeaten century as Sidmouth defeated Plymouth to move to within two points of the North Devon and Torquay who share the leadership of the Tolchards Devon League with two matches of the first half of the season to play.

Matt Hewer batting for Sidmouth 2nds against Plymouth. Ref shsp 8364-25-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth II were 159-run winners as they put Plymouth to the sword at Fortfield and by stumps, it was the home team that had also taken over at the top of the Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division table.

The Ottery St Mary Under-10s Tigers and Sharks

The two Ottery St Mary Under-10 teams met each other in a Bradleys East Devon Youth League encounter.

Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Ref shsp 8134-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The short trip to face Exwick 2nd XI last weekend saw an Ottery St Mary 3rd XI containing no less than nine teenagers claim their fourth victory of a very promising season, writes Ian Townsend.

Otters sunk by batting collapse

Friday, June 19, 2015
Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Ref shsp 8009-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Despite restricting the home side to a total which was no more than par, a catastrophic batting collapse saw Ottery St Mary 2nd XI suffer a disappointing defeat from their trip to South Devon to face Ipplepen, writes Ian Townsend.

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