Cricket

Ottery under 13s secured their most comprehensive win of an unbeaten season with a 98- run victory over Whimple when the sides met to contest a Bradleys East Devon Youth League fixture.

Sixteen-year-old Byron Knowles scored a maiden senior cricket century as Sidmouth III recorded an emphatic win in their Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East meeting with Seaton II at Newton Poppleford.

Sidmouth 2nd XI skipper Dec Lines racked up his highest league score to date when he stroked his way to 132 in what became a comfortable victory for the team at home to Plympton II.

Sidbury were six wicket winners when they entertained touring outfit The Greys.

Sidmouth III claimed a fourth win of the league season and climbed to fourth spot in the Tolchards Drinks Devon League B Division East with a 36-run win over Seaton 2nds at Newton Poppelford.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s secured another league victory when they defeated Kenn by 16 runs.

Three Ottery St Mary youngsters, Matt Jeacock, James Tyler and Lawrence Walker, played significant roles in the Devon Under-12 eight wicket win over Dorset at Sherborne School.

Sidmouth duo Graham Munday and Byron Knowles tore up the 2nd XI B Division East record book with a superb stand of 238 runs as Sidmouth III defeated Seaton 2nds by 36 runs at Newton Poppleford.

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League Premier Division continues to throw up some extraordinary results this season with match day seven (June 17) being no exception.

Ottery St Mary colts’ all-rounder James Tyler has been called into the Devon County Under-12 side for Sunday’s match against Dorset to be played at Sherborne School.

Sibury Under-10s were handsome winners when they entertained Ottery St Mary.

Tipton St John’s annual tour to Cornwall did not start well in Falmouth against Sea View Old Boys on Friday night, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth III defeated hosts Alphington II by 16 runs in a rain affected contest in Exeter.

Dom Bess has been called up into the England Lions squad for next week’s four-day game against the touring South Africans, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Ottery St Mary went down by two wickets in their Tolchards Devon League B Division basement battle with Thorverton.

A teenage cricketer from Sidford has been named in the England Lions squad.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s continued their magnificent season with a sixth successive win – a 19-run victory in a Bradleys East Devon Youth League meeting at Topsham St James.

Josh Bess struck a splendid 93 as Sidmouth’s batsmen finally recorded a 250 plus score, but it was not enough to bring victory as the rains arrived 15 overs into the Exmouth reply to wash away any hope of a result in what looked set to be an intriguing coastal derby at the Fortfield.

Ottery St Mary suffered a sixth straight defeat and are now 31 points from safety in the Tolchards Devon League B Division following a narrow two wicket defeat to the side who had started the say in the bottom two with them, Thorverton.

Sidmouth are in home Tolchards Devon League Premier Division action tomorrow (Saturday) when they entertain second in the table Exmouth.

Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the one-third point reached of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League season and Ottery St Mary face a crunch game.

Otter thirds picked up a first win of the 2nd XI D Division East season when they defeated Woodbury and Newton St Cyres by eight wickets.

Here’s our regular ‘chat’ about all things Fortfield with Sidmouth CC chairman Fionn Wardrop.

Tipton St John and Newton Poppleford met on Sunday after both teams having their respective fixtures cancelled as opposition could not raise sides.

Sidmouth third eleven went down by five wickets on their visit to Chudleigh 2nds for a Tolchards Devon League B Division East game.

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