Cricket

During the past week Topsham St James Cricket Club have held two very successful Presentation Evenings.

The Gentlemen pulled off one of the biggest shocks in recent years when crowned Community League Champions at the Ottermouth last Sunday.

Former Test stars Phil deFreitas, Dean Headley and Corey Collymore are playing in a charity tournament at Exmouth on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James 2nd XI completed a Tolchards Devon League D Division East double over Exwick, beating the 10-man Exeter side by nine wickets.

Exmouth were crowned County Sports Under-14 KO Cup winners when they defeated Clyst St George in the final.

The Budleigh Cricket Club Community League reaches the end of another campaign this Sunday (August 28) with the staging of Finals Day, writes Kevin Tyrrell.

Budleigh gained eight points on rivals Paignton as the Tolchards Devon League A Division promotion race looks set to go to the final day.

Exmouth skipper looking to next season

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Exmouth had an eye on next season in the game against Torquay on the Maer, which failed to go the distance, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James Under-12s were gallant runners-up when they contested the County Sport KO Cup with Exeter.

Budleigh Salterton skipper Joel Murphy is going to be an anxious spectator for the rest of the season after suffering a slipped disc, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth suffered a disappointing day at the office at the Maer Ground, beaten by relegation threatened Cornwood by seven wickets, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

A Sunday afternoon win for the Robins saw them secure their place in Community League Finals Day (being held at Ottermouth on Sunday, August 28) and leave their defeated opponents, the Gentlemen, sweating on results elsewhere to join them as part of the top four.

Topsham St James U11s cricket season came to a close at the final of the East Devon cup against an all-star Exeter team.

Exmouth are up to third in the Premier Division thanks to a 121-run win at Brixham, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Budleigh suffered what may turn out to be a terminal blow in their bid to return to the Devon League Premier Division when they were beaten at Barton by a margin of just two wickets – and with only four balls of the contest remaining.

Exmouth III were handsome winners over Kentisbeare II with the star of the show being Luke Davies.

Clyst St George kept their D Division east promotion hopes on the front burner after they annihilated Culmstock in a contest that lasted just 24.4 overs.

Whilst Budleigh’s first eleven was missing out on a great opportunity to strengthen their promotion hopes, the Ottermouth 2nd XI were boosting theirs with a 120-run win over Barton.

Clyst St George find themselves out of the top three in the Tolchards Devon League D Division East after they lost a top-of-the-table clash with Whimple, going down in the Bohea Field meeting by a margin of six wickets.

Matt Junk took a hat-trick to put Budleigh Salterton in a winning position against visiting Chudleigh, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Skipper Matt Thompson is back to lead Devon in the Minor Counties Championship game against Oxfordshire at Exeter, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Tradition has it that Saint James was the first disciple to be martyred, and on Saturday the Topsham version followed suit, being well and truly crucified by league leaders Whimple, writes Mike Tracey.

Topsham St James U12s won their meeting with Woodbury in a game that displayed the very best of colt’s cricket.

Budleigh bounced back from their defeat at Bradninch to defeat Plympton by 62 runs on their own turf in a Tolchards Devon League A Division meeting.

Exmouth slipper further behind leaders Sidmouth when beaten by them at their Fortfield ground on Saturday, going down by 76 runs, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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