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East Devon cricket clubs lift awards

Friday, February 5, 2016
Tom Gooding receives the D Division East champions trophy from Devon League chairman Stuart Munday.

Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Kilmngton all picked up divisional titles at the Tolchards Devon Cricket League annual meeting, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth Cricket Club are running their popular colts winter training sessions once again.

Sidmouth CC Clubman of the Year Tony Denny

A decade when Sidmouth, with Will Murray at the helm, dominated Devon Cricket was marked at the Fortfield Club’s Annual Dinner.

Highly Commended, Volunteer of the Year, Kevin Curran, East Devon - Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club - Cricket - Photo :Phil Mingo/Pinnacle -

Kevin Curran, Budleigh Cricket Club secretary for the past 14 years (that being the longest stint by an individual in that role in the clubs history) and also having served in the role of chairman, is standing down from direct involvement in the Ottermouth club, though he will not be too far away should his invaluable expertise and knowledge be required by those who continue to run the club, writes Stephen Birley.

A new set of Tolchards Devon League fixtures have been released.

The most successful captain in the history of Devon Premier Division cricket is looking forward to being just a player again, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidmouth skipper quits!

Friday, November 13, 2015
Sidmouth bowler Will Murray in action against Exmouth at the Maer ground on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 2492-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Sidmouth skipper Will Murray – the most successful captain in Devon League history – has left the club with a headache after announcing he is standing down from the job, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

Bess joins Somerset

Monday, October 26, 2015
Zac Bess

Zak Bess has joined Somerset CCC as a strength and conditioning intern and for the next 12 months he will be working alongside Darren Veness the head of strength and conditioning at Taunton, writes Richard Walsh.

Ottery St Mary Cricket Club’s annual end-of-season dinner recently saw the Salston Field outfit celebrate a terrific year during which all three of its senior sides enjoyed highly successful Tolchard’s Devon League campaigns, writes Ian Townsend

U13s Player of the Year Max Hancock with Ryan Stevenson (Hampshire) during the Devon Youth Cricket Awards 2015 on October 03, 2015 at Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre, Sandy Park, Exeter, Devon, England - Photo mandatory by-line: Gareth Davies/Pinnacle - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - VAT Reg No: 183700120 - 02/10/15

Sidmouth cricketers did well at the Devon Youth Cricket awards evening, winning four age-group awards, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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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
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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.

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