Cricket

Ottery St Mary Under-14s began their East Devon Youth League campaign with a comfortable 10-wicket win against Thorverton.

Sidmouth 1st XI duo Luke Bess and South African Aviwe Mgijima were at the forefront of another comprehensive win for the Fortfield men, both hitting centuries in what was ultimately a 202-run win over a Bovey Tracey side that came into the contest having won four successive Premier Division games.

Sidmouth III made it six wins from seven F Division East outings as they recorded a comprehensive 165-run win over Honiton 2nds at Newton Poppleford.

Sidmouth 2nds made it ‘played seven and won seven’ in their C Division East campaign. They took their all-conquering status to second-in-the-table Ottery St Mary, who went into the contest looking to continue their unbeaten home start to the season.

The Full Monty from Shepton Montague were Tipton’s visitors on Sunday, writes Phil Wright.

For the third week running all three of the Sidmouth CC senior XIs win and so all three remain top of their respective Tolchards Devon League tables. Indeed, after seven of the 18 Tolchards League match days, the running total of wins and losses for the three XIs together is an impressive, played 21, won 19, lost two!

Sidmouth Colts Under-13s are progressing well this season.

Here is our regular ‘chat with the chairman’ where we ask Sidmouth chairman Fionn Wardrop for his Fortfield views over the past week.

Jash Patidar hit a superb century to help guide the 3rd XI to a 148-run win over Upottery.

The Sidmouth 2nds continue to be all-conquering in their C Division East campaign and they made it six wins from six outings with a 92-run win over Kilmington.

Sidmouth 1st XI defeated the side that started the day as leaders of the Premier Division, beating the County Ground side on their own turf by a margin of three wickets.

Ottery St Mary head into Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with currently unbeaten and all-conquering Sidmouth 2nds in confident mood after dishing out a 10-wicket thrashing of hosts Feniton.

Devon will be at home to Suffolk in the last four of the Unicorns KO Trophy following a 22-run quarter-final win over holders Berkshire at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Ottery St Mary’s Australian all-rounder Oliver West is set to pass 500 for the league season when the Otters host Sidmouth 2nds in the Tolchards Devon League C Division East on Saturday (June 16).

The sun shone brightly on Saturday as Sidbury welcomed touring side Not the MCC (NTMCC) to the immaculate-looking Millfield for a match that was sponsored by NDM Architects, writes Chris FitzHenry.

A touring party of 25 Tipton players and supporters enjoyed their annual Cornwall tour last weekend, writes Phil Wright.

Newton Poppleford hosted Topsham St James at the Riverside Oval on Sunday.

Somerset all-rounder Ben Green helped Devon to end Berkshire’s reign as Minor Counties Trophy champions with an aggressive half century which helped to set up a 22 runs win at Sidmouth, writes Paul Bolton.

Sidmouth’s three senior cricket teams made it a clean sweep of wins for the second successive Saturday.

Somerset have released Ben Green to play for Devon in Sunday’s Unicorns KO Trophy quarter-final against holders Berkshire at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Here’s our weekly chat with Sidmouth chairman Fionn Wardrop.

Sidmouth III bounced back from their defeat seven days before to inflict a heavy 219-run defeat on hosts Shobrooke Park 2nds when the pair met in Mid Devon to contest an F Division East game.

The elder statesman of Tipton entertained a team comprising East Devon Under 13s, writes Phil Wright.

Ottery St Mary continue to look good for an instant return to the B Division.

All three Sidmouth teams were winners on matchday five of the Tolchards Devon League cricket season and that means the collective club record after 15 matches this term is played 15, won 13 and lost just two.

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