Cricket

The latest round of matches in the Sidmouth Indoor Cricket League resulted in a second win of the campaign for Newton Poppleford.

In the latest round of matches in the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League, played across the final two weekends of October, Sidmouth suffered their first defeat of the campaign and Yarcombe were beaten for a third successive match day.

Ottery St Mary’s young cricketer Lawrence Walker has won the Devon batting award for his age group for the third year in a row, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Former Sidmouth Herald editor John Goodwin has been nominated for one of the top awards in club cricket, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

It was the three Bess boys, Joshua, Zachary and Luke, who ended the 2017 Tolchards Drinks Devon League campaign as the top three Sidmouth CC batsmen.

Tipton St John have had no fewer than 13 games called off this season, six because of the weather and six where opposition have not been able to raise a side to complete a friendly fixture, writes Phil Wright.

Ottery Under 13s completed a clean sweep of their undefeated season when they landed the County Sports Trophy to add to their Bradleys East Devon Youth League title win.

After having a dozen fixtures cancelled this season for varying reasons, there was no way a soggy wicket, long damp outfield grass further and rain in the offing would put off the Tipton players from going ahead with their home meeting with Worcestershire-based touring side Kay’s, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth saw off visiting North Devon – beating the Instow men by three wickets with four overs to spare in a game that saw another fine innings from a Bess – this time it was Luke Bess, who scored an unbeaten century to see the Fortfield men to victory.

Ottery St Mary went down by seven wickets to visiting Filleigh in their final home game of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League B Division season.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s powered their way into the final of the County Sports Trophy with a 151 run win over Budleigh Salterton in a one-sided semi-final played at Ottermouth, Budleigh.

Tipton St John suffered a 13th straight defeat to neighbours Newton Poppleford when the sides met on the final weekend of August, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth thirds completed their 2017 Tolchards Drinks Devon League campaign with defeat in their final game – a home meeting with Thorverton 2nds.

Sidmouth III slipped to a four wicket defeat in their final game of the 2nd XI B Division East season, beating by Thorverton, who got home with two overs and five balls to spare.

This bank holiday Sunday (August 27) Sidmouth Cricket Club will be hosting a charity 7-a-side fancy dress cricket tournament with play starting at 11am.

Sidmouth III are well placed to end the 2nd XI B Division east season as runners-up to champions Hatherleigh II after they sealed a four wicket win over hosts Seaton II.

Sidmouth 2nds duly wrapped up their fourth Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division title in five years – and their 10th since 2004, when they won by four wickets in a low scoring affair at Plympton.

Sidmouth slumped to a sixth defeat of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division campaign when beaten by a margin of 138 runs by relegation-threatened Heathcoat.

Tipton St John recorded an emphatic 143-run win over visiting Met Office, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth all-rounder Josh Bess is closing in on 750 top flight runs in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division season.

Sidmouth’s three senior XIs all recorded resounding wins on match day 15 of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League season.

Clubs across the Tolchards Devon Cricket League are faced with a real headache over selection on matchday 15 of the 18-game league campaign.

Sidmouth 2nds are now just 46 points away from landing yet another Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division title after their latest success, a six wicket win over Torquay in a game played at Woodbury CC owing to the Fortfield being turned over to the Sidmouth Folk Week festivities.

Sidmouth III climbed to second in the 2nd XI B Division East table after a comfortable six-wicket win over Chudleigh 2nds at Newton Poppleford.

Sidmouth were emphatic 99-run winners when they travelled to Torquay in match day 13 of the Tolchards Devon League season.

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