Cricket

Woodbury & Newton St Cyres completed a superb run chase to claim a three wicket win from their visit to Bradninch for a Tolchards Devon League E Division East fixture.

Both Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton host big home games on matchday 12 of the 2019 Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League reaches the two thirds mark of the campaign this Saturday (July 20).

Devon need to play more positively if they are going to beat Wiltshire in the three-day Unicorns Championship game starting at Sandford on Sunday (11am), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Topsham St James continued their push for a top three finish in the Tolchards League E Division East when they made the short trip to Countess Wear where they won by eight wickets.

Woodbury and Newton St Cyres did themselves a big favour in their bid to climb away from the bottom three places in the Tolchards Devon League E Division East as they claimed a five wicket win over visiting Bideford, Littleham and Westward Ho! 2nd XI.

Budleigh Salterton head into Saturday's home meeting with Plympton knowing that a ninth win in 12 outings would cement their place in the A Division promotion race.

Clyst St George opener Sam Read became the first batsman to pass 800 Tolchards Devon League runs this season when he hit 75 in the teams 39 run win over hosts Upottery.

Exmouth suffered a heavy defeat when they entertained Sidmouth at the Maer ground on matchday 11 of the Tolchards Devon League Premier Division campaign.

Topsham St James claimed a major victory when they became only the second team this season to defeat Sidmouth III.

Topsham St James ladies secured their first win of the league season as they defeated hosts Cornwood by 47 runs.

Exmouth skipper Andrew Buzza was delighted with his team's performance at Instow.

The four game winning streak with which Topsham St James started the season now seems a distant memory, as a 62 run defeat at Woodbury & Newton St Cyres 2nd XI was a fourth successive loss for the team, writes Mike Tracey.

Budleigh Salterton claimed a seventh win in 10 Tolchards Devon League A Division games as they defeated Tavistock by five wickets at Ottermouth.

Clyst St George batsman Sam Read scored a fifth century of the Tolchards Devon League D Division East season to help guide his side to an eighth win of the campaign as they defeated Budleigh 2nds by a massive margin of 311 runs.

Exmouth made it a hat-trick of Tolchards Devon League success as they returned from a visit to Instow having defeated hosts North Devon by a margin of 162 runs.

The half way stage has been reached in the league season and, to date, across the Premier, A, B and C to H Division's East there have been no fewer than 10,998 wides added to the scores across the league, writes Steve Birley

Sidmouth joined Heathcoat, Cornwood and North Devon in the Servicemaster Devon T20 finals day by handing Exmouth an eight-wicket thrashing in the quarter-finals, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Woodbury & Newton St Cyres came mighty close to bagging what would have been a superb victory when they lost at Sidmouth III by a margin of 13 runs.

Exmouth 2nds picked up a sixth win of the season as they beat Shobrooke Park by 53 runs at the Maer ground.

Topsham St James were involved in an extraordinary encounter when they hosted Uplyme & Lyme Regis at the Bonfire Field.

Exmouth skipper Andrew Buzza was delighted that his side secured back-to-back wins for the first time this league season.

Topsham St James 2nd XI started the season with four consecutive wins, but they are now on a run of three consecutive defeats, following their latest reverse at Filleigh where they lost by four wickets, writes Mike Tracey.

Clyst St George won their D Division East match at Clyst Hydon by a margin of 102 runs.

Budleigh Salterton slipped to fifth in the Tolchards Devon League A Division as they went down for only the second time this season, beaten at Bradninch by 80 runs.

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