Big Saturday for local sides as cricket season reaches crucial stage.

13:17 10 August 2012

Exmouth 2nds batsman Sean Butler playing against Exeter at the Maer on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1148-32-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth 2nds batsman Sean Butler playing against Exeter at the Maer on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1148-32-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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There are just four match days remaining in the 2012 Francis Clark Devon League season and out local sides are all involved in big games tomorrow (August 11).

Exmouth face another big home game tomorrow (August 11) and are unchanged from the team that won at Sandford a week ago for their date with fast-improving Heathcoat, who have won three on the trot.

“Last week’s result was just what we needed, now we have to back it up. We have four huge games coming up against title rivals and teams fighting for their lives to stay in the top flight. Our next two against Heathcoat and Budleigh are typical of the sort of matches we face. Heathcoat are playing well and have won three on the trot whilst Budleigh now have what looks an excellent bowling attack,” said skipper Richard Baggs.

Heathcoat scrapped a four-run win at Torquay last weekend to keep them in with a chance of dodging the drop. Skipper Chris Small says there is no pressure on his side, which is helping their cause: “Hopefully we will keep our roll going and record another win. Exmouth away will not be easy, especially with how well they bat. However, we are playing some decent cricket and still have nothing to lose.,” said Small.

Budleigh entertain title chasing Sidmouth in an East Devon derby on the University of Exeter sport ground at Topsham.

Budleigh clawed their way out of the drop zone by winning at Bradninch last Saturday. Now they have to stay safe.

“It is a big game for both sides as they need to win as much as we do,” said Budleigh skipper Joel Murphy.

Clyst St George head into their game at Clyst Hydon for what looks a must win contest. Clyst Hydon are the only team sitting below the Bohea Field men in the C Division and whoever loses this one will then surely find it very difficult to mount a great escape over the remaining three games. Adding to the Clyst St George mix is the fact that next weekend they face the team sitting immediately above them at the foot of the table, Ashburton.

Topsham St James are another side in urgent need of a big points haul. The Bonfire Field men travel to an Upottery side who sit third bottom of the E Division, one place and nine points better off than the Saints. After the trip to East Devon Topsham St James play two more away and just one at home, defeat at Upottery and they will have to begin to think about being reunited with the F Division teams they played last summer!

Woodbury have just three more F Division fixtures this season starting with the Town Lane game against promotion chasing Chelston.

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