Ottery St Mary, the 2015 Tolchards Devon League C Division East champions.
Back row: (left to right); Joe Birch, Will Harrison, Rob Johns, Dan Flower, Rob Crabb
Front row: (left to right); Pete Gascoigne (scorer), Billy Rudolph, Ollie Reed, Lewis Townsend (capt), Sam Lynch, Billy Reed, Zac Johns, Elliott Jeffery (Bovis Homes).

Despite their local derby with Feniton being truncated by a spectacular thunderstorm, a fine bowling display last weekend saw Ottery St Mary 1st XI claim the necessary points to clinch the Tolchard’s Devon League C Division (East) title and thus secure promotion to the third tier of Devon cricket for the first time in their history, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidmouth’s grip on the runners-up berth in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division was loosened as they went down by 35-runs at North Devon.

Sidmouth II head into the final match day of the Tolchards League season knowing that, as long as they bank more points than the home side then they be crowned 2nd XI Premier Division champions once again.

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The final league game of the season for Topsham St James was perhaps a little fortunate not to fall victim to the weather and the Saints were able to see off Buckland Monachorum and complete the double over the South West Devon side.

Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club bring the curtain down on their season with a number of activities this weekend.

Budleigh’s Tolchards League A Division promotion hopes were finally ended on the penultimate Saturday of the season as they were beaten by 81 runs at Sandford while rivals Cornwood were winning with something to spare at Bradninch.

The weather had the final say in determining the qualifiers for this weekend’s Budleigh Cricket Club Community League Finals Day, writes Kevin Tyrell.

Exmouth CC Pavilion

Exmouth were beaten by two wickets in a low scoring game at Plymouth.

Sidmouth III came out on top in a thrilling contest at Newton Poppleford where they eventually defeated Bradninch II by two wickets in the final over of a contest hit by the weather, writes Stephen Birley.

Axminster set to go down

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Axminster are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Tolchards Devon Cricket League C Division East after a 72-run defeat at home to Plymstock.

Whimple still have an outside hope of landing a play-off place after they won their penultimate game of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East season, beating Chardstock by five wickets.

Kilmington are set to be crowned champions of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East champions after a rain hit penultimate match day of the season.

Uplyme extended their Tolchards League campaign by another week when their play-off berth was confirmed at stumps on the penultimate day of then league season.

Seaton secure top four finish

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Seaton guaranteed themselves a top four finish in the C Division East when their penultimate game saw them bank 10 points in a rain ruined meeting with Alphington.

Exmouth toppled at Torquay

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Exmouth suffered a sixth defeat of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division season when beaten by champions-in-waiting Torquay by a margin of 148-runs.

Mare men ready to rock Cardiff

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Exmouth will carry the hopes of the South West when they travel to Cardiff on the first day of September to contest Finals Day in the ECB Club T20 national Finals, writes Stephen Birley.

Ottery St Mary 2nd Xi see off Ipplepen

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The continuation of their recent excellent form last weekend saw Ottery St Mary 2nd XI leapfrog visitors, Ipplepen as a comfortable victory lifted Rick Jackson’s men to fourth in the A Division table, writes Ian Townsend.

Budleigh kept alive their slim Tolchards Devon League A Division promotion hopes with a six wicket win at Bideford.

A superb seventh wicket partnership of 119 saw Sidmouth to a two wicket success over Plymouth.

Clements puts Otters in seventh heaven

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Cricket. A view from the score box

Ottery St Mary 1st XI stand on the threshold of promotion to the uncharted waters of B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League after crushing third placed Alphington by nine wickets, writes Ian Townsend.

Whilst Exmouth’s senior side were setting up a day out at Cardiff, the next generation of Maer men were lifting silverware at Knightshayes, Tiverton.

Whimple Under-15s who were the runners-up in the Devon County Sports Cup at Bradninch. Exeter won the cup and Sandford were the other team involved in a three-team Finals Day after the late withdrawal of Ottery St Mary.

Whimple finished as runners-up to Exeter at the East Devon Youth League County Sports Under-15s Finals Day held at Bradninch, writes Stephen Birley.

Terrific Tolley ton sees Tipton to victory

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tipton St John batsman Phil Tolley slams the ball to the boundary on his way to his 116 not out against Marldon

Tipton travelled to Marldon on Sunday and won in a tight finish which saw Phil Tolley hit the winning runs in the final over, writes Phil Wright.

A half century from Harvey Sargent and a three wicket haul by Fionn Wardrop helped Sidmouth 2nds to power their way towards yet another trophy thanks to a 30-run win at Plymouth.

Seaton claimed an eighth win of the C Division East season to continue their march to top four finish.

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