Cricket

Saturday (August 15) is matchday four of the Tolchards Devon league four-team competition.

Sidbury continue to dominate the Tier Eight East Five table after a thrilling contest at Woodbury & Newton St Cyres that they won by a margin of just seven runs.

Sidbury CC juniors enjoyed a Monday evening encounter with Honiton.

Sidmouth were 64-run winners when they entertained Budleigh at a sunny Fortfield on matchday three of the Tier One Premier East campaign.

Devon scraped off the ring rust accumulated during a near four-month lay-off to beat Dorset by four wickets at a sweltering Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton St John were 39-run winners when they took on the Met Office, writes Phil Wright.

In Tier Five East East Three, there were wins for Ottery St Mary II and Uplyme & Lyme Regis against Axminster and Honiton respectively.

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Devon team boss Dave Tall has grabbed the opportunity of a 50-over county match against Dorset at Sidmouth on Sunday (11am) to have a look at some up-and-coming batsmen, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Ottery St Mary were beaten by a single wicket when they travelled to Upottery for a Tier Three East East One meeting.

Sidbury simply had too much for hosts Kentisbeare 2nds when the sides met at the Mid Devon Clubs small home ground.

Tipton enjoyed another day of creating new records as they defeated Exeter-based Geriatrics by a margin of 101 runs, writes Phil Wright.

Surrey-bound Jamie Overton marked what could prove his farewell appearance for Somerset at Taunton with a five for 48 haul to complete a 289-run Bob Willis Trophy victory over Glamorgan.

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI were 32-run winners when they entertained Honiton on matchday two of the Devon League campaign.

Alex Barrow carried his bat as Sidmouth chalked up a four wicket win at Exmouth on matchday two of the Devon Cricket League four-team competition.

Sidmouth officials are waiting to find out if the result of their game against Seaton on the Fortfield will count or be expunged from the record, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sidbury continued where they left off at the end of last season, defeating all that come before them as they began the new, albeit much shortened, Devon league campaign with an emphatic success over visiting Topsham St James II.

Ottery St Mary II were beaten by 67 runs at Upylme & Lyme Regis in a game badly affected by the weather, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Devon have fixed up three 50-over games – two of them at Sidmouth – and a T20 away day against Dorset – to put county cricket back on the fixture list, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tipton St John went down by 22 runs when they entertained Bakers CC, writes Phil Wright.

Sidbury powered to an eight-wicket success over visiting Topsham St James in their opening Tier Eight, East East Five match of the new Tolchards Devon League season.

Cricket lovers the length and breadth of the area will have viewed the weather forecast with horror that rain looks set to play a part in proceedings on matchday one of a greatly shortened Devon League season.

Skipper Alex Clements hit a match-winning 92 in Ottery St Mary’s 63-run win over Ashburton.

Sidbury chased 237 to win in a 40-over outing against Honiton and got them with one ball to spare, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Somerset will start the Bob Willis Trophy with a home match against Glamorgan on August 1.

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