Ottery St Mary 2nd XI claimed an impressive first victory of the new season when the long trip to West Devon saw an Otters team containing no less than eight teenagers hand out a comprehensive beating to hosts, Hatherleigh, writes Ian Townsend.
Boosted by a sparkling century from teenage prospect Billy Reed, Ottery St Mary first eleven swept aside the challenge of visiting Braunton to register a second successive victory at the outset of their debut season in B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League, writes Ian Townsend.
In a game sponsored by local osteopath Chris Dyer (a useful connection for the club’s elderly players!) Tipton St John batted first against a youthful Ottery St Mary team but failed to set them a challenging total.
Life in the unfamiliar surroundings of B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League began in encouraging fashion for Ottery St Mary 1st XI as the newly promoted Salston Field side claimed a narrow but hugely satisfying victory from the short trip to well-fancied local rivals, Thorverton, writes Ian Townsend.
Ottery St Mary Cricket Club 1st XI will this weekend embark upon their first ever campaign in the third tier of Tolchards Devon League cricket under new leadership following the close season departure of title-winning skipper, Lewis Townsend, writes Ian Townsend.