The penultimate Saturday of August was not a good day for our local football teams with Sidmouth Town and Ottery St Mary both suffering defeated in their respective league outings while Sidmouth Town Reserves were thrashed 10-0 in their league game.
Following Ottery St Mary's Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South & West opening day defeat, a 3-0 home reversal at the hands of Totnes & Dartington, we caught up with team boss Dave Fairweather.
Beer Albion, sponsored by Edenvale Turf (SW) Ltd , came from 2-0 down to beat host Hatherleigh 3-2 in a thrilling opening match of the 2019/10 Macron Devon and Exeter League season, writes Richard Honnor.
Jordan Fowler spun his way to a four wicket haul and then a 35-run eight wicket partnership between Tom Simmons and Charlie Miles saw Sidmouth to a two wicket win over Exeter in a rain affected fixture at the Fortfield.
With just four matchdays of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League season remaining thoghts are turning to just who might end the campaign as the leading Sidmouth wicket taker and run scorer this campaign.
Sidmouth 1st XI head for Torquay on match day 14 of the Tolchards Devon League season and a ninth win of the campaign for the Fortfield men will push the South Devon side closer to the foot of the table.
After 13 matchdays of the 18 matchday Tolchards Devon cricket League season, the clubs playing in the 11 division's from Premier, A, B and divisions' C East to H East, have so far sent down a whopping 17,180 wides.