All three Exmouth senior XIs won on match day eight of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League. The 1st XI moved up to third in the Premier Division table after they put ailing Bradninch to the sword, beating the Mid Devon men by 110 runs at a sun-kissed Maer ground. The 2nd XI became only the second team to beat Upottery 1st XI at their Glebe Park home in a D Division East game and the third XI chalked up a big win over Axminster II in an H Division East game.
For both men and ladies to register wins in competitive matches in the same week is a real achievement for the Budleigh club given their limited resources, but a great effort saw progress in both Triples Leagues, writes David Roberts.
Exmouth ended a run of back-to-back Tolchards Devon League top flight defeats when they defeated basement side Sandford, but the margin of victory was a narrow one with the final Sandford wicket claimed with just five runs between the teams.
Exmouth Sea Angling Association members have been catching plaice and smoothounds from the local East Devon beaches, plaice being caught predominantly on worm baits with the hounds coming on squid and crab baits, writes Tim Clotworthy.
Topsham St James 2nd XI travelled with some trepidation to the remote ground of the previously unbeaten Cheriton Fitzpaine, but ended the day replacing their opponents at the top of Division H East, albeit by only a single point and having played a game more.
After suffering the disappointment of having to cancel a recent show due to the weather, it was with relief that the day was perfect for the first Novice Fun Horse/Pony and Dog Show held at Nutwell Court on Sunday.