Cricket

Sidbury sealed the Tolchards Devon League H Division East in some style as they defeated visiting Filleigh by a margin of 156 runs in the penultimate match of their wonderful league campaign.

Devon cricket captain Alex Barrow batted his way into the county record books by completing two centuries in the win over Oxfordshire on his home ground at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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.

Former Devon captain Josh Bess was honoured with two presentations prior to the county's Unicorns Championship game against Oxfordshire on his home ground at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The cricketers of Tipton St John have not had the best of luck with the weather in recent weeks.

Ottery St Mary suffered a heavy defeat when they made the short trip across to Whimple for their penultimate away game of the 2019 Tolchards Devon League C Division East fixture.

Skipper Alex Barrow finished unbeaten on 52 at the end of a good first day for Devon against Oxfordshire at Sidmouth.

Matt Cooke struck a superb century as Sidmouth 2nds romped to a whopping 217 run win at home to Barnstaple & Pilton.

All three Sidmouth teams won on matchday 16 of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

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.

Somerset's Peter Trego returns to the Devon side after a three-match absence for the crunch game against Oxfordshire starting at Sidmouth on Sunday (11am), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI kept their hopes of survival in E Division alive when they claimed a hard fought victory from the trip to Woodbury & Newton St Cyres, writes IanTownsend.

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.

Rory Thomas served up a scintillating afternoon's performance in the Sidmouth 2nds' win over Exeter 2nds — a match switched to Newton Poppleford owing to it being Folk Week.

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.

Tipton welcomed Geriatrics for their latest outing, with a full team boosted by the welcome return to action of the previously injured Kevin McMeeking and Phil Wright.

Sidmouth 2nd XI snatched an unlikely one-run win over Alphington in a gripping Ivor Dewdney's-sponsored Corinthian Cup final at Bovey Tracey, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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.

Sidmouth's Zak Bess will skipper the Devon team in the three-day game against Cheshire starting at Alderley Edge on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

Our weekly chat with Sidmouth chairman Fionn Wardrop about all matters at the club.

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.

Sidmouth II slipped to a 39-run defeat in the Tolchards Devon League C Division East first-versus-second match when they hosted Heathcoat II at the Fortfield.

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