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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.

North Devon spinner Matt Dart was praised by his skipper

North Devon skipper Barney Huxtable claimed the 84-run defeat at Torquay doesn’t mean his side aren’t title contenders.

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The Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club Community League continued over the Bank holiday weekend and saw victories for The Gentlemen, who defeated Withy Dads and also for the Robins, who saw off The Doctors.

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Following a chastening two-run defeat to Exwick the previous Saturday, Topsham St James headed to the beautiful ground at Stokeinteignhead for the first time for the first time in a Saturday match, writes Matt Williams.

At the fourth time of asking Topsham St James 2nds finally got their season under way, only to fall foul of a very competent Feniton II side.

Budleigh’s new overseas player Cephas Zhuwao took to his new surroundings at Ottermouth like the proverbial duck to water with an eye-catching innings with the bat followed by a four wicket haul with the ball.

Honiton 2nds made sure it was a case of double delight for the Mountbatten Park men as they sealed a 10-run win over Halberton and Sampford Peverell II.

Honiton skipper Rob Ingram saw his team comfortably defend a low score at Halberton and Sampford Peverell to claim 18 points and stay in D Division (East) top four berth.

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan suffered a bitter-sweet afternoon as his team eventually sealed a three wicket home win over Filleigh.

Axminster suffered a third straight Tolchards Devon League B Division loss of the season, going down by five wickets to Braunton.

Feniton enjoyed a Tolchards Devon League win double as the senior side got the better of visiting Kentisbeare and the 2nd XI won well at Topsham St James.

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.

Exmouth Colts shirt presentation

Exmouth Colts have received a big boost with a splendid sponsorship.

Exmouth 1st XI team

Exmouth recovered from a horrific start in their Maer ground meeting with Heathcoat to eventually secure a 57-run win.

Seaton II who were beaten on their visit to Bradninch II

Seaton 2nds went down by eight wickets on their visit to Bradninch II, but there was plenty of evidence that the future of the club is in very good hands indeed.

Uplymes Ollie Lee bowling against Ottery St Mary. Ref mhsp 7260-22-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

North Devon 3rds’ decision to take the field with only nine players back fired as a revitalised Uplyme 2nd XI racked up a mammoth 282, to eventually claim victory by a margin of 130 runs.

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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.

Budleigh Salterton’s big-hitting Zimbabwean Cephas Zhuwao will make his belated debut against Barton this Saturday.

Max Curtis. Photo by Simon Horn.

Plymouth’s batsmen had few answers to a North Devon bowling attack bristling with career cricketers as North Devon cruised to a 104-run victory at Instow.

North Devon's U11s are the county district champions

North Devon are the under 11 county champions.

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.

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