Topsham St James 2nd XI fielded four 14- and 15-year-olds, plus the slightly older Louie Ferraro for their latest Devon League outing, a meeting with Woodbury & Newton St Cyres 2nd XI that was played at Feniton, writes Mike Tracey.
With heavy rain all morning and dark clouds still looming overhead, it was in hope rather than expectation that both Topsham James 1st XI and Budleigh Salterton 2nd XI arrived at the picturesque Kenn Cricket Ground for the first league game of the season, writes Jonathan Sapwell.
Cricket lovers the length and breadth of the area will have viewed the weather forecast with horror that rain looks set to play a part in proceedings on matchday one of a greatly shortened Devon League season.
An Exmouth XI brushed aside visiting Clyst Hydon, defeating the villagers by 61-runs in a 35-over game that acted as warm-up for both clubs ahead of this coming Saturday’s launch of the Devon Cricket League.
The East Devon Youth League is encouraging clubs to fulfil as many of their remaining games as they can, even though there is no league this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.
Packed playing calendars and the onset of social distancing means England’s World Cup winning squad are unable to toast the anniversary of last year’s unforgettable Lord’s victory in person, but captain Eoin Morgan plans to get the gang back together sooner rather than later.