Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sidmouth cricket official Neil Gamble has been voted on to the governing body of Minor Counties cricket, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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Exmouth Cricket Club held its 2014 AGM at the Maer Ground at the end of November and, after hearing presentations on the financial, cricket and the long term aims of the club, voted in favour of all the recommendations made by the executive committee.

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Local business The Cricket Company are staging an evening presentation at Sidmouth Cricket Club early next month.

Lloyd White batting for Budleigh

Budleigh Salterton will be under new management in the A Division next season following the resignation of skipper Joel Murphy.

Mark Bray hits out for Seaton in a Francis Clark Devon League game.  Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 0143-21-12AW.

Ben Libby and Mark Bray won the 1st XI batting and bowling awards at Seaton’s end-of-season presentation evening in the Court Lane pavilion, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

DEVON will be hosting the first round of the new Minor Counties T20 tournament at Exmouth next summer.

Under 15s District Winner, PLAYER. Harvey Sargent pictured with Craig Overton (Somerset & England)  during the Devon Cricket Youth Association Awards 2014 on October 03, 2014 in Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre, Sandy Park, Exeter Devon, England. (Photo by Phil Mingo/Pinnacle) - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - VAT Reg No: 183700120 - 03/10/2014

Sidmouth’s Harvey Sargent capped an eventful 12 months by being named Devon U15s’ player of the year at the county’s annual presentation night, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The Exmouth CC 'Team of the Year' The third eleven

Over 90 guests attended Exmouth Cricket Club’s annual Dinner and Awards evening at the Devoncourt Hotel last Saturday to celebrate the individual and team achievements of the year which included winning the East Devon, Devon and South West Area T 20 competitions, third place in the Premier Division and promotion for the third team from the E Division East of the Devon League, writes Richard Butler.

John Littler receives the M J Baker Meritorious Award from Budleigh CC 2nd XI skipper Lloyd White

Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club have honoured member John Littler with the clubs prestigious MJ Baker Meritorious Award.

Alex Clemnets receives the 2nd XI Batting award

Ottery St Mary Cricket Club’s annual dinner recently saw more than 70 members and guests gather at the town’s Tumbling Weir Hotel to celebrate an encouraging 2014 season for the Salston Field outfit’s three senior teams, writes Ian Townsend.

The Topsham St James Under-15s with their coaches Richard Haigh, Grant Dee Shapland and Kevin Sterrett.

Topsham St James CC have put their 2014 season to bed with presentations at both senior and colts levels, writes Sheila Harding.

The Exmouth CC Colts and their trophies

Over 100 people turned out at the Maer for the 2014 Exmouth Cricket Club Colts Section awards.

Budleigh CC receive major cash boost

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A packed Budleigh pavilion for the 2014 senior awards

Last Friday evening saw another bumper turnout for Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club’s senior award presentations.

Budleigh CC Junior Senior Colt of the year Ed Dible with the Overton twins, Craig and Jamie at Ottermouth

After a hugely successful season there was a large attendance for last Fridays Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club Colts presentation evening.

JAMIE Overton’s whirlwind 142 not out took him to the top of the Premier Division batting averages in the season that ended earlier this month, writes Conrad Sutcliffe

Sidmouth's Josh Bess receives the Unicorns KO Trophy

Devon, captained by Sidmouth’s Josh Bess, and including two other Fortfield stars, Liam Lewis and Scott Barlow, won the Minor Counties’ Unicorns’ KO Trophy for a record fifth time last week, beating Oxfordshire in a thrilling final.

A memorial cricket match to remember David Coles will be held at Sidbury on Saturday (September 6), writes Andy Webb.

A new season begins for East Budleigh Chess Club next Thursday (September 11), writes Brian Gosling.

Exmouth’s TV dream ended by Ashstead

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Exmouth cricket 20-20. Exmouth played Ashstead on Sunday, August 24. Richard Baggs defends his stumps. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 3438-35-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

EXMOUTH’S hopes of reaching the televised final of the NatWest ECB T20 came undone when they lost by 13-runs to Ashtead at the Maer ground on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Budleigh 1st XI will once again line up next summer in the second tier of the Francis Clark Devon League after they were well beaten at home by an Abbotskerswell side that, barring an extraordinary final day sequence of results, will be playing their trade in the B Division next season.

Budleigh II were emphatic winners in the 2nd XI A Division ‘promotion deciding’ encounter between themselves and hosts Ottery St Mary II.

Clyst St George take their brave bid to preserve Francis Clark Devon League D Division status into the final game of the league season, writes Steve Birley.

Exmouth’s final away game of the Francis Clark Devon League top flight season ended in a heavy defeat to hosts North Devon.

Sidmouth scorers hut. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shsp 3963-17-14TI To order your copy of this photo go to and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth 2nds will be crowned Francis Clark Devon League 2nd XI champions once they bank their 13th point in tomorrow’s game at Heathcoat.

Devon see off Berkshire at Exmouth

Friday, August 22, 2014
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DEVON showed their best fighting qualities to end the Unicorns Championship season on a high with a four-wicket win over Berkshire at Exmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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