Cricket

Exmouth sailed to a comfortable victory at the County Ground, Exeter where they bowled the home side out for 195 and knocked them off with five wickets and almost five full overs to spare.

Exmouth CC Under-15s are the very first winners of our new ‘Team of the week’ feature.

Topsham St James went down by five wickets on their visit to Barnstaple and Pilton, writes Dan Armstrong.

While Hatherleigh were losing for the fourth time in five weeks, Budleigh banked 18 points from a 90-run win at Lewdown to close the gap between the Ottermouth men and a coveted promotion spot (currently held by Hatherleigh) to 23 points.

After a fighting performance the previous week, Topsham St James slid back into the depths of mediocrity, going down by nine wickets to a rampant Feniton, writes Mike Tracey.

Exmouth’s young cricketers picked themselves up and dusted themselves down to take the consolation prize of third place at the ECB U15 Clubs T20 finals day, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James ladies were 9-wicket winners when they entertained Bovey Tracey ladies in a top-of-the-table clash at the Bonfire Field.

Budleigh Salterton were impressive four-wicket winners when they entertained Plymstock at Ottermouth.

Clyst St George 2nd XI went down by 20 runs when they met Bovey Tracey III at Buckfastleigh.

Topsham St James were beaten by a margin of just nine runs when they visited Upottery for their latest Tolchards Devon League D Division East game.

Exmouth 2nds remain in the hunt for the Tolchards League 2nd XI premier Division runners-up berth after they saw off visiting Plympton by a margin of 131 runs.

Jack Purchall took a career-best 6 for 18, having already made the second highest score for the side on the day, but alas it was all in vain as Topsham St James 2nds were edged out in a close encounter with Countess Wear II, writes Mike Tracey.

Exmouth Under-15 skipper Luke Davies led from the front with first bat and then ball to guide his side to the national finals of the ECB Under-15 Club T20 cup after they defeated Welsh champions Lisvane by 44 runs.

Exmouth slipped out of the top two in the Tolchards Drinks Devon League Premier Division for the first time this season when they were thrashed by a margin of nine wickets at Heathcoat.

Exmouth are one win away from the national finals of the English Cricket Board (ECB) Under-15 T20 Cup, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Budleigh Salterton were involved in one of only two Tolchards Devon League fixtures to escape a watery grave on the final Saturday of July.

Matchday 13 of the Tolchards Devon league was a washout with just two matches – one 1st XI and one 2nd XI – being played to a conclusion across the entire league.

On a bright morning following heavy rain, Topsham St James Under-11s arrived at Bonfire Field for their last match of the season against Heathcoat.

Budleigh Salterton 2nds won a close encounter up at North Devon II, beating the home side by a margin of two wickets.

Earlier torrential rain failed to dampen the spirits at the Sidmouth Colts Cricket Club end of season presentation evening.

Budleigh Salterton went down to a fifth defeat of the Tolchards Devon League A Division season when beaten by a margin of five wickets by Ivybridge in another of those games where the team batting second have a distinct advantage when the target is ‘re-assessed’ after a rain interruption.

Exmouth Under-15s are into the last 16 of the ECB Cup after a terrific win in Cornwall on Sunday.

The penultimate Saturday of July – also match 12 and the arrival of the two-thirds mark of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League season, was a washout across the league, with the one exception of table-topping Bovey Tracey.

Exmouth player Sandy Allen has been appointed as the Devon pathway and coaching manager with a brief to get the best out of the county’s young players, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Any outside hopes of forcing their way into the Tolchards Devon League A Division title race look to have gone for Budleigh after they went down by 62 runs on their visit to a Sandford side that are now 46 points above them with just seven games remaining in the campaign.

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