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 Under-14s after their County Sports KO Cup success

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 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 CC Under-12s at the cup final

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

Budleigh's Trevor Anning bowls against Chudleigh on Saturday. Ref exsp 31-16SH 3649. Picture: Simon Horn.

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 batsmen David Lye playing against Cornwood at the Maer on Saturday. Ref exsp 33-16SH 5485. Picture: Simon Horn.

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 before they were edged out in the final of the County Sports KO Cup by Exeter at Cullompton. The team comprised: Isabelle Baylis, Katy Baylis, Max Broomby, Olivia Diamond, Charlie Drew, Max Greig, Nancy Leather, Ben Mason, Jamie McMurray, Tom Russell and Jeremy Tojy.

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 2nd XI batsmen James Kavanagh and Richard Sharpels talk tactics against Plympton.Ref exsp 32-16TI 5931. Picture: Terry Ife

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

Budleigh left-hander Sid Ferreday bowls against Chudleigh on Saturday. Ref exsp 31-16SH 3657. Picture: Simon Horn.

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 2nd XI batsman Richard Sharpels against Plympton.Ref exsp 32-16TI 5942. Picture: Terry Ife

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

Exmouth cricket. Ref exsp 32-16TI 5945. Picture: Terry Ife

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.

Budleigh CC 2nd XI

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.

Budleigh's Trevor Anning bowls against Chudleigh on Saturday. Ref exsp 31-16SH 3644. Picture: Simon Horn.

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

Sidmouth were at home to North Devon at the weekend. Liam Lewis deflects a bowl. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2306. Picture: Alex Walton

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.

Cricket. A view from the score box

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

Budleigh 2nds were at home to Plymstock 2nds at the weekend. Ian Messom and Steve Booth talk tactics. Ref exsp 29-16AW 3296. Picture: Alex Walton

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 2nds bowler Matthew Tarry sends a ball to Sidmouth 2nds batsman Harvey Sargent at the Maer on Saturday. Ref exsp 30-16SH 3186. Picture: Simon Horn.

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

Topsham St James got back to winning ways with a hard fought three-wicket victory over Stokeinteignhead, writes Ed Kirby.

When Topsham St. James 2nd XI played Ottery St. Mary 3rd XI, it was less a match made in heaven than a parade of Topsham sinners, writes Mike Tracey.

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