Cricket

A cricket charity that takes important health messages into some of the poorest communities in Africa is targeting coaches in Devon to join its next round of recruits, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

A Devon youth cricket coach has been recognised for his outstanding contribution in helping to find and de-velop the sport’s stars of the future.

Budleigh win Devon Under-19 Cup

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Budleigh Otters skipper Ed Doble was not just the man of the match in the final of the Vitality T20 Devon Cup – he was the player of the day as well, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth lost their final game of the 2018 Tolchards Devon League campaign, beaten by 70 runs by a Sidmouth side that was able to celebrate winning the title for the seventh time in 11 years, as news filtered through to the Maer ground of a surprise defeat for morning leaders Heathcoat at home to Sandford.

Devon have to find a new captain for 2019 following the sudden retirement of Sidmouth’s Josh Bess, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The final Sunday of August saw Ottermouth hosting a cricket match between Budleigh Community League side The Doctors and visiting Somerset Doctors.

Former Exmouth captain Richard Baggs won’t be lost to the club just yet, even though he has announced his retirement from 1st XI cricket, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth 2nds were crowned champions of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East following their final day four wicket win at a Chardstock 1st XI side that they will meet again next year in the C Division – Chardstock and Heathcoat 2nds gaining promotion with the Maer men.

Devon lost by two runs to Cheshire in a nail-biting finish to the Unicorns KO Trophy final at Wormsley, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James 1st XI’s final home game of the season was against Bideford 2nd XI, and, on winning the toss, the home skipper elected to bat first, writes Matthew Williams.

Budleigh are resigned to a bottom half finish in the Tolchards Devon League A Division after they went down by eight wickets on their visit to Abbotskerswell for their final away game of the league campaign.

Exmouth 2nds head to Chardstock on Saturday (September 14) looking to claim the 14 points that will see them crowned champions of the D Division East.

Topsham St James went from one extreme to the other! After last week’s match, in which neither side could score more than 93, this week, in their league match away at Woodbury and Newton St Cyres both sides scored over 200 and lost only seven wickets between them, writes Mike Tracey.

Exmouth were 27 run winners when they visited Bradninch for their penultimate Tolchards Devon League Premier Division game of the season.

Bank holiday Monday (August 26) sees the staging of the 2018 Whiteways Cup.

Exmouth 2nds sealed their promotion out of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East, doing it in style, defeating Sandford 2nds by seven wickets at the Maer ground.

Topsham St. James 1st XI travelled to Ottery St Mary, where Saints’ skipper Edd Kirby won the toss and elected to field first, writes Matthew Williams.

Clyst St George are all but safe from the threat of relegation out of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East after they became only the third team ever to defeat Upottery on their Glebe Park ground.

Budleigh 2nds, already consigned to a bottom three finish in their Tolchards Devon League C Division East campaign, picked up only a third win of the season as they defeated Braunton by eight runs in a close encounter at Ottermouth.

Cricket fans have been supporting local charities every time Devon play a county game at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Budleigh Salterton went down by seven wickets in their Tolchards Devon Cricket League A Division game at Torquay.

Last week Topsham St James gave Feniton’s championship chances a great boost, losing to them by a large margin in a match marred by persistent drizzle, writes Mike Tracey.

Since a July 21 win over relegation-threatened Hatherleigh, the Maer men have lost three on the spin, going down to Plymouth, Exeter and now by seven wickets to a Sandford side that are still four points from safety with two games left to play.

Devon been able to shore-up their shaky batting line-up for the game against Dorset starting on Sunday (August 19), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth were only able to manage 12.5 overs of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division game against Bovey Tracey as the rain struck to wash away the Maer ground action.

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