Looking out from a cricket scorers position

Not even the best attempts of an English ‘summer’ can dampen the growing confidence of Ottery St Mary U11 cricket team as their season goes from strength to strength with another victory.

Sidbury Under-10 softball team were 10-run winners when they travelled to Mid Devon to take on Sampford Peverell.


Sidmouth II continued their domination of the Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division, strengthening their grip on top spot with an emphatic seven wicket win at Plympton.

Sidmouth are the new leaders in the Premier Division after wrapping up a nine-wicket win over bottom side Brixham in double-quick time, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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Ottery II suffered a 50-run defeat when they met Alphington in a Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI A Division game.


Ottery St Mary 1st XI’s fine start to life in B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League continued as their visit to South Devon CC yielded a comfortable fourth win of the season, writes Ian Townsend.


Ottery 3rd XI batsmen John Tierney and Joe Button were in terrifc form as they both hit big scores to guide the team to East Dveon debry success over Feniton, writes Ian Townsend.

The Tipton St John father and son combination

Tipton St John were 174-runs when they entertained the Somerset-based touring side.

Dave Watkin batting for Sidmouth 2nds at home to Plymouth. Ref shsp 24-16TI 2106. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth III’s had a new man at the helm and it paid instant dividends as the side won their first game of the Tolchards Devon league 2nd XI B Division East campaign.

Ottery 2nds fielding against Lewdown. Ref shsp 23-16TI 1568. Picture: Terry Ife

Ottery St Mary travel to South Devon tomorrow (Saturday) as they bid to continue their push for Tolchards Devon League B Division glory, writes Stephen Birley.

Sidbury Under-10s were handsome winners when they met Honiton in a hardball fixture.


Sidmouth will aim to kick-on from their win at Plymouth when bottom side Brixham visit the Fortfield on Saturday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Wesley Holmes batting for Sidmouth 2nds at home to Plymouth. Ref shsp 24-16TI 2121. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth 2nds were 22 run winners when they met Plymouth II.

Ottery 2nds against Lewdown. Ref shsp 23-16TI 1621. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth III lost by the narrowest of margins when they went down by just two runs in their B Division East 2nd XI meeting with Exeter III.

The Ottery St Mary 1st XI: Back row (left to right); Back row: Ollie Reed, Mickey Wilkinson, Billy Reed, Will Harrison, Joe Birch, Matt Reed and Pete Gascoigne (scorer)
Front row: Billy Rudolph, George Biggs, Rob Crabb (capt), Alex Thurgate and Jody Clements

Salston Field, the home of Ottery St Mary CC, is frequently the venue for high scoring contests, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidbury batsman Ben Pollard in action against Greys

Sidbury entertained touring side Greys who were making their 10th consecutive annual visit to the area.

Lynch mobs Ipplepen

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Boosted by fine all-round performances from Sam Lynch and Dan Jeacock, the trip to the delightful surroundings of Ipplepen saw Ottery St Mary 2nd XI claim a third victory of the season, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidbury Under-10 action

With the threat of rain ever-present, Sidbury hosted Seaton Under-10s.

Sidbury batsman Barney Stone who hit 134 not out against touring side Not the MCC.

It was not hard for match sponsor, St Johns School, to select their Man of the Match on Saturday when Sidbury Cricket Club hosted regular touring side Not The MCC.

The Tipton St John CC team that toured Cornwall

Last weekend Tipton made their annual trip to Cornwall, writes Phil Wright

Sidmouth suffered a surprise defeat when they succumbed to a 51-run loss at the hands of visiting Heathcoat.

Ottery 2nds against Lewdown. Ref shsp 23-16TI 1621. Picture: Terry Ife

Despite a fine bowling display in which off-spinner Matt Reed and in-form paceman Will Harrison stood out, a collective lack of application amongst their batsmen saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI make ridiculously hard work of overcoming a decidedly mediocre Dartington & Totnes side during last weekend’s trip to South Devon, writes Ian Townsend.


One of the youngest teams ever to grace the Devon Leagues made its mark in fine style at the King’s Field when Ottery 3rd XI beat Kenn 2nd XI by 188 runs, writes Ian Townsen.

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Harvey Sargent scored a magnificent unbeaten 142 as he helped Sidmouth II to a 110-run win at Heathcoat II.

Ottery 2nds wicket keeper Alex Clements against Lewdown. Ref shsp 23-16TI 1585. Picture: Terry Ife

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI bounced back from the previous week’s hammering at Sandford with a crushing victory over painfully weak visitors, Lewdown, writes Ian Townsend.

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