Cricket

Budleigh Salterton have re-signed their former overseas star Steve Spoljaric for what is left of the current season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Sunday’s Servicemaster Clean Devon T20 finals day at Budleigh Salterton has been called off to avoid a clash with the football World Cup final, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Batting first, Uplyme and Lyme Regis close don an imposing 266-9 after 45 overs. It was opening bowlers Bertie Creer and Andrew Donovan who shared the six wickets that Clyst St George managed to snap up. Donovan claimed four of them at a cost of 47 runs from a full nine overs while Creer sent down eight overs and finished with figures of 2-52.

Exmouth lost for the fourth time in 10 Tolchards Devon League Premier Division outings as they went down by 29 runs to a Heathcoat side that has now taken over at the top of the table.

Woodbury and Newton St Cyres went down by six wickets on their visit to Honiton for their latest Tolchards Devon League E Division East game.

The Devon Cricket League have taken the unprecedented step of offering member clubs the chance to play their league matches this Saturday and take in the World Cup quarter-final between England and Sweden (3pm).

Budleigh Salterton sit fifth at the halfway point in the Tolchards Devon Cricket League A Division season.

Devon are on the way to the Unicorns Trophy final next month after scraping past Suffolk on wickets lost in a tied semi-final at Sidmouth, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Exmouth were edged out in the narrowest of fashions, going down to a two wicket defeat at Sidmouth with the home side getting over the finishing line with just three deliveries of the contest remaining and very much thanks to an unbeaten century from their overseas player, Aviwe Mgijima.

Budleigh 2nds suffered a second successive afternoon of struggle in the field on their way to an eighth defeat in nine C Division East matches, beaten by a margin of 181 runs in their Ottermouth meeting with Kilmington.

Clyst St George suffered a seventh defeat of the D Division East season and, with the Tolchards Devon League having reached the halfway stage of the campaign, the Bohea Field remain in the bottom three.

The three match reports for the Exmouth senior XIs on matchday nine of the Tolchards Devon League season

Devon face Suffolk at Sidmouth on Sunday (noon) bidding for a second KO cup final place of the summer, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

The geographically-challenged merger of Woodbury and Newton St. Cyres is apparently proving very successful, writes Mike Tracey.

After winning the toss and opting to bat first Budleigh skipper Trevor Anning and Marc Troman launched tthe Ottermouth men’s game.

Exmouth 2nds were 17 run winners when they travelled across East Devon to meet Upottery in a Tolchards Devon League D Division East contest.

Exmouth powered to a 110-run win over Bradninch at the Maer ground in a game that saw a splendid century from Dan Pyle.

Topsham St James continued their winning ways with a professional performance away at Bideford – who play in the scenic seaside setting of Westward Ho!, writes Matthew Williams.

Clyst St George were edged out by the smallest of margins, beaten by two runs in their Bohea Field meeting with Countess Wear.

Exmouth powered their way into Finals Day of the ServiceMaster Clean Devon T20 Cup with a three wicket win over Sidmouth on Monday evening.

You simply cannot keep the name ‘Bess’ out of the cricketing headlines right now.

All three Exmouth senior XIs won on match day eight of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League. The 1st XI moved up to third in the Premier Division table after they put ailing Bradninch to the sword, beating the Mid Devon men by 110 runs at a sun-kissed Maer ground. The 2nd XI became only the second team to beat Upottery 1st XI at their Glebe Park home in a D Division East game and the third XI chalked up a big win over Axminster II in an H Division East game.

Exmouth batsmen Miles Lenygon and Dan Pyle have been named in Devon’s 13-man squad for the Minor Counties Championship opener against Wales at Sandford, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James 1st XI continued their good form in the E Division East with a routine win over Ottery St Mary 2nd XI, writes Matthew Williams.

Budleigh Salterton II slipped even further into relegation trouble in the C Division East when they lost by five wickets at Braunton, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

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