Cricket

Ottery St Mary, the 2015 Tolchards Devon League C Division East champions.
Back row: (left to right); Joe Birch, Will Harrison, Rob Johns, Dan Flower, Rob Crabb
Front row: (left to right); Pete Gascoigne (scorer), Billy Rudolph, Ollie Reed, Lewis Townsend (capt), Sam Lynch, Billy Reed, Zac Johns, Elliott Jeffery (Bovis Homes).

Despite their local derby with Feniton being truncated by a spectacular thunderstorm, a fine bowling display last weekend saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim the necessary points to clinch the Tolchard’s Devon League C Division (East) title and thus secure promotion to the third tier of Devon cricket for the first time in their history, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth’s grip on the runners-up berth in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division was loosened as they went down by 35-runs at North Devon.

Sidmouth II head into the final match day of the Tolchards League season knowing that, as long as they bank more points than the home side then they be crowned 2nd XI Premier Division champions once again.

Sidmouth III came out on top in a thrilling contest at Newton Poppleford where they eventually defeated Bradninch II by two wickets in the final over of a contest hit by the weather, writes Stephen Birley.

Ottery St Mary 2nd Xi see off Ipplepen

Thursday, August 20, 2015
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The continuation of their recent excellent form last weekend saw Ottery St Mary 2nd XI leapfrog visitors, Ipplepen as a comfortable victory lifted Rick Jackson’s men to fourth in the A Division table, writes Ian Townsend.

A superb seventh wicket partnership of 119 saw Sidmouth to a two wicket success over Plymouth.

Clements puts Otters in seventh heaven

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Cricket. A view from the score box

Ottery St Mary 1st XI stand on the threshold of promotion to the uncharted waters of B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League after crushing third placed Alphington by nine wickets, writes Ian Townsend.

Terrific Tolley ton sees Tipton to victory

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tipton St John batsman Phil Tolley slams the ball to the boundary on his way to his 116 not out against Marldon

Tipton travelled to Marldon on Sunday and won in a tight finish which saw Phil Tolley hit the winning runs in the final over, writes Phil Wright.

A half century from Harvey Sargent and a three wicket haul by Fionn Wardrop helped Sidmouth 2nds to power their way towards yet another trophy thanks to a 30-run win at Plymouth.

Ottery batsman Billy Ruldolph fell short of a hundred by just three runs against Uplyme on Saturday. Ref shsp 7236-22-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The list of unused superlatives available to describe the exploits of Ottery St Mary 1st XI all-rounder Billy Rudolph is rapidly shrinking, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth V Heathcote. Liam Lewis lets the ball fly. Ref shsp 6782-33-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Liam Lewis put his former team mates of Heathcoat to the sword as he plundered a superb century to guide Sidmouth to a thrilling two wicket win over Heathcoat at the Fortfield.

Ottery 2nds edge out Exeter II - again!

Friday, August 14, 2015

It was very much a case of déjà vu as, for the second time this season, Ottery St Mary 2nd XI edged to the narrowest of victories over Exeter 3rd XI, writes Ian Townsend.

Cricket. A view from the score box

When club stalwart Adam Chinnery strode to the middle at the Mill Field on Sunday he probably put in the performance of the day from Sidbury Cricket Club.

Tipton St John batsman Steve Walker in action against Ottery St Mary Sunday XI

Having ended their long running sequence of defeats in midweek, Tipton travelled to neighbours Ottery St Mary on Sunday, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth crashed out of the Booker Wholesale Devon Senior Cup on Sunday, beaten at Plymouth by 26 runs.

Exmouth target Wimbledon win

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Exmouth's Marques Clarke prepares to send a delivery against Plymton at the Maer ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 7165-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

This coming Sunday (August 16), Exmouth will play their Southern Regional Final of the Nat West T20 Club Championship against Wimbledon at the home of Cranleigh Cricket Club, near Guildford, Surrey.

Otters cruise to victory

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Zac Johns jumps in to acction. Ref shsp 8024-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Fielding probably their strongest side of a rather up and down season, Ottery St Mary 2nd XI proved to be far too strong for visiting Plymstock, writes Ian Townsend.

Ottery Old Master skittles Topsham

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Opting to bat first, Ottery’s openers Anthony Dean and Barry Flicker gave the home side a brisk start at King’s Field, writes Ian Townsend.

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Sidmouth continue their pursuits of a fifth Devon Senior Cup success in seven years when they travel to Plymouth on Sunday (2pm) to contest a semi-final in this years Bookers Wholesale competition, writes Stephen Birley.

Near neighbours Clyst Hydon once again felt the full force of Ottery St Mary 1st XI’s clutch of talented teenagers as the Salston Field side returned to winning ways with a comfortable victory in last weekend’s derby, writes Ian Townsend.

Unusually for August, there were five players making their first appearance of the season on Saturday when Sidbury welcomed Geriatrics to the Millfield.

Sidmouth's Liam Lewis and Matt Cooke talk tactics. Ref shsp 1610-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth skipper Will Murray is not about to conceded the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division title despite his side’s 106-run defeat at table-topping Torquay.

David Birch hits out for Tipton St John

Tipton St John’s run of defeats extended to 13 with losses to Little Marlow and Bridford at the weekend, writes Phil Wright.

Nick Gingell hits out om his way to his 19-ball half century

Sidmouth took hosts Bradninch to the cleaners in the Bookers Wholesale Devon Senior Cup.

Fresh from a big win over table-toppers Feniton, Ottery found themselves playing away against the new league leaders, Cullompton, writes Kit Richards.

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