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Excellent innings from burgeoning young talent, Billy Rudolph and former Premier League batsman, Mickey Wilkinson, coupled with a well-controlled bowling display, saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim a comfortable win over visiting Uplyme & Lyme Regis, writes Ian Townsend.

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Fielding a side containing eight teenagers when tackling opponents who, last season, plied their trade in the Premier Division was far from an ideal state of affairs for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI and accordingly, last weekend’s trip to Tiverton Heathcoat saw the Salston Field side slip to a heavy defeat, writes Ian Townsend.

Exmouth CC Pavilion

Exmouth’s Maer ground is set to stage some of the best T20 cricket likely to be seen in Devon this season when they host the MCCA Regional T20 finals day on Sunday.

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Topsham St James Under-12s made County Sports KO Cup progress with an eight wicket win over Sidmouth, writes Samantha Isard.

Sidmouth won’t be seeing Aussie run machine Jake Fawcett in action against Paignton on Saturday as he isn’t in the country yet, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Dibble delights on debut

Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Match day three of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League finally led to Sidmouth II seeing some action after weather had left them inactive on the first two weeks of the new season.

Sidbury made the short trip across East Devon to meet a Seaton Sunday XI.

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Sidbury travelled into Exeter for a Friday night T20 fixture with Sunset CC.

Sidmouth v Exmouth. Nick Gingell batting for Sidmouth. Ref shsp 6675-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Liam Lewis did his former club no favours as Sidmouth beat Exmouth by 32 runs, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

It wasn’t just the view that was spectacular as Ottery St Mary 1st XI last weekend crossed swords with Shaldon Optimists at the South Devon side’s Hazeldown Oval ground overlooking Torbay – the cricket was pretty stunning too, writes Ian Townsend.

Ottery batting woes prove costly

Thursday, May 21, 2015

After the previous week’s terrific win at Barton, Ottery St Mary 2nd XI last weekend returned to earth with a resounding crash as a woeful batting performance saw them soundly beaten by visiting Hatherleigh, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth player Andrew Matheson in full flight against Bovey Tracey at the Fortfield on Saturday. Ref shsp 5792-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The first of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division East Devon coastal town derbies between Sidmouth and Exeter proved to be a low scoring affair.

Ottery St Mary III make winning start

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Last season’s highly successful inaugural league campaign for Ottery St Mary 3rd XI was characterised by regular contributions from many of the club’s emerging youngsters but, in stark contrast, victory in the opening fixture of the 2015 season hinged upon the efforts of a number of the Salston Field outfit’s old guard, writes Ian Townsend.

Henkus hammers Barton

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Despite fielding a painfully inexperienced team, Ottery St Mary 2nd XI got their season off to a terrific start as they comprehensively outplayed Barton to claim an impressive eight wicket victory from last weekend’s trip to Torbay, writes Ian Townsend.

Otters canter to easy victory

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ottery St Mary 1st XI’s encouraging start to the new league season continued as they made it two from two with a straightforward win over a weak-looking Barnstaple and Pilton side who, despite a slightly patchy home bowling display, could muster only a modest total, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth 1st XI in action against Taunton Deane. Harvey Sargent makes a strike. Ref shsp 4302-18-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth start Tolchards home campaign with narrow win over Bovey Tracey

Ottery St Mary 1st XI took full advantage of the fact North Devon escaped the ravages of the Bank Holiday weekend monsoon to post a crushing opening-day victory at newly promoted Filleigh, writes Ian Townsend.

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HOLDERS Devon are in action at Sidmouth on Sunday when they play Cornwall in the Unicorns Trophy.

Keith Collins hits a six

NEWTON Poppleford recovered from 73 for seven to knock off 108 to win against Tipton St John.

Sidmouth 1st XI in action against Taunton Deane. Matt Cooke defends the stumps. Ref shsp 4221-18-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

SIDMOUTH – rained off at Plympton last Saturday – hope to make a belated start to the season against visiting Bovey Tracey.

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The start of 2015 Tolchards Devon League was hit by the weather with only a handful of matches providing any sort of action.

The Gentlmen who are again playing in the Budleigh Community Cricket League

The ever popular Budleigh Community Cricket League season began on Bank Holiday Monday at the Ottermouth, writes Kevin Tyrrell.

Sidmouth 1st XI in action against Taunton Deane. Harvey Sargent makes a strike. Ref shsp 4302-18-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth captain Will Murray says retaining the Premier Division in 2015 is going to be harder than winning it last year, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Cricket bat and ball

Ottery St Mary Cricket Club will this weekend embark upon the new Tolchard’s Devon League season boosted by the securing of important sponsorship deals for their senior sides, writes Ian Townsend

Dave Jessops puts bat to ball for Tipton St John

Tipton St John were well beaten in an early season fixture at a chilly Yarcombe and Stockland, writes Phil Wright.

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