A new season of the Sidmouth Leisure Centre indoor cricket league is on the near horizon and organiser Jon Ashby is keen to firm up numbers of teams wishing to play in the long-running, and popular, competition.
Sidbury banked another Tolchards Devon League H Division East maximum points haul when the scheduled visitors for their latest match, Topsham St James 2nds, couldn't raise a side for the match and so conceded the game.
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.
A Chris Fitzhenry bowling masterclass inspired Sidbury to an eight wicket home victory over Topsham St James on Saturday, leaving the club just six points away from lifting the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, Division H East title, with a full three games still to play, writes Stephen Howe.
Ottery St Mary's Australian, Ollie West, turned in a terrific all-round performance as relegation-haunted hosts, Alphington, were ruthlessly swept aside in a painfully one-sided encounter, writes Ian Townsend.
Sidmouth made sure they did not suffer a third successive Tolchards Devon League Premier Division defeat as they claimed a five wicket at Torquay and, in beating the South Devon men, dumped them at the foot of the table.
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.