Cricket

Four match days into the 2019 Tolchards Devon league and five East Devon-based teams continue to sport 100 per cent records.

Sidmouth and Exmouth both suffered defeats in the Tolchards Devon Cricket League this weekend. Catch-up on that and all the other East Devon sides with our round-up.

Pictures from across the league as cricket season continues

Exmouth Cricket Club played hosts to Plymouth at The Maer

Three games into the 2019 Tolchards Devon Cricket League campaign the number of wides bowled by the 86 teams playing from the Premier Division through divisions' A, B, C East, D East, E East, F East, G East and H East, is a whopping 4,186 - or.to simplify the figure - in the first three weeks of action an extra 700 overs!

Here's all you need to know ahead of today's cricket action.

Exmouth 2nds made it three wins from three C Division East games with a comprehensive home win over a Whimple side that went into the game having won their first two games.

Clyst St George sit second in the D Division East after a 13 run win at Sampford Peverell and Tiverton.

Exmouth Cricket Club are preparing for a visit from Plymouth Cricket Club as they look to bounce back from two consecutive defeats.

Topsham St James 1st XI went down by six wickets on their visit to North Devon III on matchday three of the E Division East season.

Clyst St George sit top of the fledgling Tolchards Devon League F Division East table after they claimed a third successive win, defeating visiting Clyst Hydon 2nds by seven wickets at Bohea Field.

Exmouth were beaten in a raid affected game at Bovey Tracey with the home side resuming their reply after a rain break with a new 'target' and getting home with overs and wickets in hand.

Woodbury and Newton St Cyres suffered a third straight E Division East defeat when beaten by visiting Bradninch who won the game by six wickets.

Topsham St James 2nd XI maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a comfortable win against nine-man Exwick.

Budleigh Salterton sit top of the Tolchards Devon League A Division table after three matches of the 18 game campaign following a third successive win, this time a six wicket success at Plympton.

Both the local areas top two teams, Exmouth and Budleigh have away matches on matchday three of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League.

Devon's women are looking forward to facing their illustrious old girl Heather Knight at Sidmouth in round three of the ECB County Championship, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Devon Lions play Dorset Leopards at Budleigh Salterton on Sunday (11am) in a 50-over friendly, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Speaking after his side's defeat at Sidmouth on matchday two of the Tolchards Devon League campaign, Exmouth skipper Andrew Buzza said: "The game went back and forth all day.

Tarisai Musakanda made an instant impact for Budldeigh Salterton in their five-wicket win over Barton, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Devon's team management have turned to Sidmouth duo Alex Barrow and Zak Bess as the county's new on-field leadership team, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Clyst St George lost a low scoring D Division East affair at home to Upottery, going down by two wickets.

It was a case of 'bowler's delight' for Exmouth 2nds as they bowled Barnstaple & Pilton all out for 41 on their way to a 178 run victory, writes Sam Cooper.

Cricket fans believe that heavyweight hitter Jos Buttler will be England's leading run scorer at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

The captain of the England Women's Cricket Team will be heading to Sidmouth this weekend.

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