Cricket

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

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

Sidmouth banked 19 points from a narrow nine-run win over Paignton.

Sidmouth 2nd sealed a 12th successive victory to as the Fortfield side move ever closer to a ninth 2nd XI premier title in the last 12 years, after a quick-fire ten wicket win at Paignton II.

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Combatting the strongest bowling attack in the section on a very poor wicket was a challenge which proved to be beyond Ottery St Mary 1st XI who registered only their second reverse of the campaign from their trip to Uplyme, writes Ian Townsend.

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

Sadly, for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI the home fixture with high flying Tiverton Heathcoat followed a similar pattern to the reverse fixture earlier in the season as Rick Jackson’s men slipped to a heavy defeat, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth's Matt Cooke on his way to a half century at home to Paignton. Ref shsp 1629-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth batsman Matt Cooke, after many ‘near-things’, finally crossed the coveted line and chalked up his first league century for the Fortfield side’s 1st XI, writes Stephen Birley.

Steve Walker on his way to his highest score for Tipton St John

In a match sponsored by the Kings Arms, Otterton, Tipton were lucky to play Cardiff tourists Mitres as a glorious summer’s day was sandwiched between two very rainy ones in which Sunday’s match against the Met Office was cancelled, writes Phil Wright.

Dean starts in third eleven victory

Friday, July 24, 2015
Ollie Reed bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9138-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

After a terrific innings from Ottery opener Anthony Dean had boosted his side to a highly competitive total, fine bowling spells from teenagers Sam Brook and John Button skittled visiting Feniton to hand the Salston Field side a crushing victory, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidbury CC welcomed back South-East London-based Old Grammarians to the Millfield ground.

Sidmouth Cricket Club at The Fortfield

Sidmouth won the coastal Sunday friendly derby meeting with Exmouth.

Tipton St John bowler David O'Higgins holds up the numbers to show how many wiickets he has taken in his 231-year career with the club

Tipton St John’s poor run of results continued on Sunday when they lost their 10th consecutive match, this time against visitors Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth were three wicket winners on their visit to Exmouth in a contest that went the distance.

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Ottery St Mary 2nd XI last weekend returned empty handed from the long trip to West Devon as they slipped to an agonising narrow defeat against hosts, Hatherleigh, writes Ian Townsend.

Dan the man as Otters sink Shaldon

Friday, July 24, 2015
Will Harrison bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9081-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

After a fine bowling and fielding display restricted visiting Shaldon to a below par total on a good batting wicket, a magnificent century from Ottery St Mary 1st XI opener Dan Flower ensured that his side maintain a healthy lead over second placed Uplyme heading into this weekend’s mouth-watering clash between the teams, writes Ian Townsend.

U13s; batting, Jordan Fowler, bowling, Emma Seward, all-rounder, Thomas Simmons and most improved, Will Amos.

Sidmouth cricket club held their 2015 Colts Awards night at the Fortfield ground last week.

Budleigh Academy line up

Budleigh Cricket Club have been working this season with youngsters from Otterton Primary School.

Clyst St George batsman Steve May

Clyst St George batsman Steve May flogged a double hundred in the 2nd XI’s 135-run win over Babbacombe, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

David Lloyd will be speaking at Whimple Cricket Club in October

Whimple CC have announced that they are to host an evening with David Lloyd in October.

Matt Reed bowling for Ottery cricket club. Ref shsp 0118-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The second half of the Devon League campaign began in near identical fashion to the first for Ottery St Mary 1st XI as they cruised to a comfortable win over Filleigh to complete the double over the North Devon side, writes Ian Townsend.

Joe Birch in action for Ottery cricket club. Ref shsp 0132-28-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI’s visit to Plymouth 3rd XI last weekend ended in a comprehensive defeat as an inexperienced bowling attack was put to the sword by the home batsmen after which, despite a terrific unbeaten century from the prolific Alex Clements, the Otters were always behind the eight ball, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth Cricket Club at The Fortfield

Sidmouth 2nds maintained their three-point lead at the top of the 2nd XI Premier Division table with an eight wicket win at Plympton.

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Ottery St Mary Under-10s were ultimately defeated by Thorverton, but not without giving then Mid Devon side a real game.

Sidmouth Cricket Club Green at The Fortfield

Sidmouth are now just a dozen points shy of Tolchards Devon league Premier Division leaders Torquay after they chalked up a second successive maximum point victory, this time courtesy of a 36-run win at home to Plympton.

Alex Tubbs on his way to his maiden century for Tipton St John CC

Tipton suffered defeats to both Sidbury and Chulmleigh at the weekend, writes Phil Wright.

Former Somerset and England cricketer Andy Caddick presents a bag of equipment to the East Devon District girls cricket team. Also in the photo are some of the District XI players together with members of the Devon and Exeter Lady Taverners, who also ran a raffle and tombola during the day-long visit to Axminster Cricket Club by the Barmy Army XI

When world renowned England Cricket supporters ‘Barmy Army’ pitched up at Axminster there was a splendid turn out at the club’s Cloakham Lawns home.

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