Cricket

Sidmouth lost a Tolchards Devon League Premier Division game for the third time in four outings when thrashed by eight wickets at Exeter.

Sidmouth chairman Fionn Wardrop has been reflecting the past week at the Fortfield Club.

Tolchards Devon League champions Sidmouth suffered a second defeat in three outings in this season’s campaign when beaten by fledgling table-toppers Bovey Tracey.

Ottery St Mary have endured a torrid start to their Tolchards Devon League B Division season and find themselves bottom of the table with 16 points, nine shy of third bottom Filleigh three games into an 18 game campaign.

Sidmouth Under-15s were eight run winners when they visited Topsham St James for a Bradleys East Devon Youth League game.

Three Ottery St Mary players have been selected to play for the Devon Under-12 team this summer.

Wednesday night produced a glorious night for Ottery St Mary Under-13s who, not only continued their superb 100 per cent start to the season, but also bagged a 12-run win over an Exeter side who are one of their main rivals for the Bradleys East Devon Youth League title this season.

Tipton St John’s prolific batsman Phil Tolley hit another unbeaten half century to guide the side to victory over visiting Marldon.

A busy week for the Ottery Under-13 team began with another nail-biting victory.

Sidmouth IIIs recorded an emphatic 10-wicket win in their Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East game at Bradninch II.

Sidmouth III suffered a second successive defeat of the new Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East season when they went down by eight wickets at the idyllic cricket setting of Shobrooke Park.

Ottery St Mary Bowling Club has been able to welcome two new sponsors this year, writes Michael Smith.

The handicap of fielding a painfully inexperienced team, including no less than eight teenagers, proved to be too big an ask for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI who suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of visiting Paignton II, writes Ian Townsend.

Standing strong in the face of adversity, temporary captain Reed inspired a diminished Sidbury team to a comprehensive win against the Geriatrics.

Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary are among 50 clubs in Devon hoping the ECB’s new youth cricket initiative being launched this week will boost recruitment, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth bagged victory under the Duckworth-Lewis system on matchday two of the Tolchards Devon League with success at Bradninch.

Ottery St Mary travel to Ipplepen on match day two of the new Tolchards Devon Cricket League and captain Will Harrison is looking for more runs from his team, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth suffered a surprise opening day defeat in the defence of their Tolchards Devon League title defence when they were beaten at home by Paignton.

Sidmouth Cricket Club are running a Pub League on Sunday’s this season.

Sidmouth III were beaten in their opening Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East match, going down by eight wickets to a strong Hatherleigh 2nd XI.

Despite going down by two wickets to Barton in a thrilling contest, Ottery St Mary’s 2nd XI can take great pride in their performance.

Devon officials will be promoting a membership campaign at Sunday’s home game against Oxfordshire at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Devon are waiting on a late fitness report from batsman Alex Barrow before naming their final 12 for the Unicorns Trophy pool game against Oxfordshire at Sidmouth on Sunday (11am), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Welcoming Long Compton Cricket Club to the hallowed Millfield turf for the first time, Sidbury managed to shake off a disappointing defeat to local rivals Sidmouth with a well-deserved win.

Tipton St John made it three successive early season wins with a seven wicket success at Stokinteignhead.

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