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.

Exmouth III were 51 run winners when they met Kilmington II

Budleigh action at Bradninch

Ben Phillips struck a superb unbeaten 76-ball 86, but Budleigh fell just short in a wonderful run chase at Tolchards Devon league A Division champions-in-waiting Bradninch.

Exmouth sit second in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division after a 71-run win over Plymouth at the Maer ground, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

Topsham St James went down by 38 runs as a direct result of some poor batting that saw Kenn defeat them to pick up their first victory this season, writes Mike Tracey.

Budleigh went down by two wickets in their Tolchards Devon League A Division game at Sandford and, as a result, drop out of the top three in the table.

Devon and Exeter duo Dom Bess and Ben Green have both been named in the England U19 squad for the forthcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James Under-12 made cup progress with victory over Kenn.

Exmouth cricket club is preparing to throw open its pavilion doors to the local community this Sunday (July 17) from 2pm to 5pm, as part of a nationwide initiative to help boost grassroots cricket participation.

Alvin Pollard is mobbed by team mates after he had taken an important wicket in the T20 ARea Finals Day final against Bradninch

Exmouth exited the ECB Club T20 when beaten in the area final by Bradninch by a margin of just three runs.


Exmouth III proved far too hot to handle for North Devon III when the pair met at Westleigh.

Heavy showers meant the covers were hastily employed at Exmouth on Saturday. Ref exsp 27-16SH 0947. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth II were 65 run winners when they entertained North Devon II in a 2nd XI Premier Division meeting.


Exmouth lost for the third time this Tolchards Devon League top flight season when beaten by 86 runs at North Devon.


Budleigh Salterton beat Paignton by 53 runs in a rain-affected encounter to enhance their own promotion hopes and hinder their rivals’, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

A commanding all-round performance from Topsham St James led them to a comfortable 129 run win against Newton St Cyres.

Ottery 2nds against Lewdown. Ref shsp 23-16TI 1621. Picture: Terry Ife

Budleigh II went down by 103 runs in a rain hit Ottermouth meeting with Torquay II.

Budleigh bowler Charles Morris in action at the Ottermouth againgst North Devon on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7639-36-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit and click on myphotos24

Former Budleigh Salterton paceman Charlie Morris could make a surprise return for Devon in Sunday’s Unicorns Trophy semi-final against Herefordshire at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.


The Budleigh Cricket Club Youth Academy continue to set the pace at the top of the Community League, with their only dropped point coming from a match lost to the summer rain, writes Kevin Tyrell.

Budleigh T20 action versus Bradninch

Budleigh were knocked out of the ECB Club T20 competition, losing by 35 runs to Bradninch on Friday evening.

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