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Topsham St James Women’s team had an excellent win over North Devon.

Steve Walker on his way to his highest score for Tipton St John

In a match sponsored by the Kings Arms, Otterton, Tipton were lucky to play Cardiff tourists Mitres as a glorious summer’s day was sandwiched between two very rainy ones in which Sunday’s match against the Met Office was cancelled, writes Phil Wright.

Topsham St James recorded a comfortable 78 run victory against Stokinteignhead and picked up 18 points as they look to push into the top half of the D Division West table.

Seaton kept alive their outside hopes of promotion from the C Division East of the Tolchards League when they defeated Filleigh in a thriller that went down to the final over.

Uplyme boosted their C Division East promotion hopes when they became only the r second team this season to inflict a league defeat on one ten runway leaders Ottery St Mary, writes Alfie Jaques.

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Axminster suffered a blow in their bid to stay in the Tolchards Devon League B Division when they went down by a margin of just 20-runs to bottom of the table Braunton.

Upottery went down by 130 runs to a Tiverton side that has now gone above them in the D Division East table.

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Kilmington not only dealt a severe blow to the Whimple D Division East title hopes, but also did their own chances of bagging a top two berth a power of good as they claimed a six wicket win over the one time runaway leaders of the section.

Dean starts in third eleven victory

Friday, July 24, 2015
Ollie Reed bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9138-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

After a terrific innings from Ottery opener Anthony Dean had boosted his side to a highly competitive total, fine bowling spells from teenagers Sam Brook and John Button skittled visiting Feniton to hand the Salston Field side a crushing victory, writes Ian Townsend.

Sidbury CC welcomed back South-East London-based Old Grammarians to the Millfield ground.

Sidmouth Cricket Club at The Fortfield

Sidmouth won the coastal Sunday friendly derby meeting with Exmouth.

Tipton St John bowler David O'Higgins holds up the numbers to show how many wiickets he has taken in his 231-year career with the club

Tipton St John’s poor run of results continued on Sunday when they lost their 10th consecutive match, this time against visitors Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough, writes Phil Wright.

Sidmouth were three wicket winners on their visit to Exmouth in a contest that went the distance.

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Ottery St Mary 2nd XI last weekend returned empty handed from the long trip to West Devon as they slipped to an agonising narrow defeat against hosts, Hatherleigh, writes Ian Townsend.

Dan the man as Otters sink Shaldon

Friday, July 24, 2015
Will Harrison bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9081-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

After a fine bowling and fielding display restricted visiting Shaldon to a below par total on a good batting wicket, a magnificent century from Ottery St Mary 1st XI opener Dan Flower ensured that his side maintain a healthy lead over second placed Uplyme heading into this weekend’s mouth-watering clash between the teams, writes Ian Townsend.

U13s; batting, Jordan Fowler, bowling, Emma Seward, all-rounder, Thomas Simmons and most improved, Will Amos.

Sidmouth cricket club held their 2015 Colts Awards night at the Fortfield ground last week.

Exmouth's successfull T20 team. Back (left to right): Ian Bishop, Jon Evennett, Marquis Clarke, Dan Pyle, Bob Dawson, Finlay Marks, Richard Baggs.Front: Alvin Pollard, Jack England, Gary Chappell, Sandy Allen.Lying down: David Lye

Exmouth’s love affair with the T20 competition continued as they regained the Servicemaster Devon T20 crown they won last season, defeating North Devon by 39-runs in the final on another super Sunday for the Maer ground faithful.

Budleigh bashed – again!

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Sam Richardson sets off for another run

For the second successive week Budleigh suffered a heavy Tolchards Devon League A Division defeat as they went down by six wickets in a contest that lasted just 52.5 overs.

Budleigh Academy line up

Budleigh Cricket Club have been working this season with youngsters from Otterton Primary School.

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Upottery banked a maximum 20 points with a superb 10-wicket victory at home to Chardstock.

Whimple suffered a second defeat in three outings and suddenly, their once vice-like grip on the D Division East title is now a fragile one with Cullompton sitting second, just three points behind them at the top of the table.

Cricket. A view from the score box

Topsham St James Under-12s suffered County Sports Cup quarter-final disappointment as they were beaten by Seaton by eight wickets, writes Sam Isard.

Uplyme made the trip to Alphington in what was a vital second-versus-third encounter in the Tolchards Devon League C Division East, writes Alfie Jaques.

Clyst St George batsman Steve May

Clyst St George batsman Steve May flogged a double hundred in the 2nd XI’s 135-run win over Babbacombe, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Axminster produced a collectively-gritty performance to claim a fifth victory over the B Division lead and can now see a clear route to a mid-table position in the table as a result of their seven run success at Abbotskerswell.

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