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Topsham St James Cricket Club are holding a Quiz Night in the Clubhouse at Bonfire Field, Exeter Road on Thursday, October.

Officers of the Bradleys East Devon League together with the league sponsor

The Bradleys East Devon Youth League award evening took place at Exmouth Pavilion and 300 players and family members were present as the honours were handed out.

The presentation of the Mark Giles cup by Tedburn captain Steve Baker to Tipton captain David Birch

Tipton’s final games of the season last weekend were at Harberton and then at home to Tedburn St Mary, and the two matches produced vastly different results.

Cricket legend David Lloyd

Whimple CC are hosting a very special evening with a cricketing legend.

Tipton St John CC batsman Phil Tolley on his way to 96 against Yarcombe and Stockland

There were mixed fortunes for Tipton St John in matches against Kenn and Yarcombe & Stockland, writes Phil Wright.

Sidbury CC Festival a huge success

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The young cricketers that took part in the Sidbury CC Festival

Sidbury Cricket Club held their Waitrose Open Day and Under-10 Cricket Festival in brilliant Sunday sunshine to close out a tremendous year of progress for the club.

Chairman of the Sidmouth Cricket, Tennis and Croquet Club Neil Gamble (left) is pictured with groundsman Colin Whitehall and house and grounds chairman John Goodwin (right). Ref shsp 8423-35-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A county cricket club celebrating its 140th anniversary has marked the milestone by remembering its Sidmouth roots.

The 2016 Tolchards League Premier Division campaign came to an end for Sidmouth 1st XI with a final day 52-run Fortfield victory over Exeter.

Ottery III skippers onslaught is in vain

Friday, September 4, 2015

Despite skipper and former Devon all-rounder John Tierney producing yet another spectacular display of hitting, a weak Ottery St Mary 3rd XI slipped to defeat as they completed their season against high flying visitors, Cullompton, writes Ian Townsend.

Otters bowlers get side ‘out of jail’

Friday, September 4, 2015

Having produced some of their poorest batting of the season, Ottery St Mary 1st XI were indebted to a terrific display of bowling which saw the newly crowned C Division (East) champions conclude a magnificent campaign with a narrow victory over visiting Seaton, writes Ian Townsend.

Ottery 2nd XI beaten by champions

Friday, September 4, 2015
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Fielding a side painfully lacking in batting was not what the doctor ordered as Ottery St Mary 2nd XI completed their season with a tough trip to champions, Bovey Tracey, writes Ian Townsend.

After a week off due to rain, Tipton St John met Exeter team Geriatrics on Saturday, writes Phil Wright.

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

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.

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