Cricket

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.

Exmouth continue to hang-on-in-there in the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division title race after they defeated visiting Paignton by 70 runs at the Maer ground.

Back in early May Halberton and Sampford Peverell and Topsham St James met for the first time, writes Dan Armstrong.

Clyst St George are now just six points above the C Division East relegation zone after they were beaten by a margin of seven wickets at home by Kilmington.

Exmouth were beaten in the final of the Servicemaster Devon T20 Cup when Torquay successfully chased down the target of 141 to win by four wickets with just two balls remaining in the game.

Exmouth moved into the final of the Servicemaster Clean Devon T20 when they defeated Bradninch by three runs in an absolute edge-of-the-seat thriller at Ottermouth.

The Servicemaster Devon T20 finals day takes place at Budleigh Salterton tomorrow where the action starts at 10.30, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James’s Under-11s completed a club hat-trick of cup success as they defeated a Bradninch side strengthened by a number of Exeter players to emulate their Under-12 and Under-13 sides by booking a County Sports KO Cup semi-final berth.

Topsham St James won their Tolchards Devon League D Division East meeting with Woodbury and Newton St Cyres, beating their hosts by six wickets.

Topsham St James ladies continued their dominance of the Devon Women’s Cricket League Division Two with an eight wicket win over Exmouth.

Clyst St George suffered a heavy eight wicket defeat when they visited Alphington for a Tolchards Devon League C Division East game.

Exmouth 2nds were 27 run winners when they entertained North Devon II at the Maer ground in a Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division game.

A weekend victory for the Kings Arms maintained their 100 percent winning start to the campaign and they are now the only unbeaten team in the Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club Community League.

Budleigh Salterton kept themselves in a Tolchards Devon League B Division top three berth with a five wicket Ottermouth win over visiting Brixham.

Exmouth suffered a blow to their Tolchards Devon League Premier Division title hopes when they were beaten by 53 runs at North Devon.

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League is set for a major change in 2018 with an all-in league that will see 2nd and 3rd XI team link-up in divisions with all the 1st XI sides.

Exmouth completed the line-up for the Servicemaster Devon T20 Finals Day when they thumped Heathcoat by a whopping 112 runs in a midweek evening meeting at the Maer ground.

Exmouth make their bid to appear in the finals of the Servicemaster Devon T20 finals when they entertain Heathcoat at the Maer ground tonight (Wednesday).

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