So who were the top performing local cricket side this past 2010 season?
PUBLISHED: 18:47 29 August 2010
Exmouth are the Exmouth Journal's Team of the Season - just how did the other local side's fare in the Francis Clark Devon league that has just finished - here we look at how our local sides fared in the first half,. and the second half, of the season.
EXMOUTH Cricket Club are the Exmouth Journal’s team of the season after their magnificent A Division campaign that saw them bank 301 points as they won thirteen of their seventeen completed matches in the season.
At the half-way stage of the season they had won seven and not lost a single game, banking 168, all but twelve of the 180 points up for grabs. Over the second half of the season they did lose the one game, but won another six although they did bank 25 points fewer than they had in the first half of the season. However they still finished thirty points clear of runners-up Heathcoat.
Budleigh were in a spot of bother at the half-way point of the season with just two wins and three defeats in their first nine games and their 91 points tally was just 21 better than the second from bottom side. However they got their act together over the second half of the campaign, winning four and losing three of their nine outings to bank 108 points to finish sixth in the top flight table, 42 points clear of the relegation places.
Clyst St George completed a classic last day great escape, beating the drop from the B Division by a couple of points.
At the half-way stage of the campaign the Bohea Field men sat third bottom, just nine points clear of the drop zone. In the first nine games they won two and lost five and banked 73 points. ver the second half of the season the villagers won another two but lost one fewer than in the first half and they also banked fifteen more points than they had accumulated over the first nine games. hat left them with a total of 163 points, sufficient to finish one place, and one point, clear of the drop!
Woodbury reached half-way in the season in all sorts of bother sitting bottom of the E Division with just one win and eight defeats and only 59 points to show for their efforts. They rallied in the second half, during which time they won three times and lost four and banked 94 points but, sadly for the villagers, it left them in a bottom two berth and they will play their cricket in 2010 as an F Division side.
Topsham St James were, along with Exmouth, the only local side to endure a poorer second half of the season.
The Bonfire Field men won five and lost just one of their first nine games banking 133 points. However, over the second half of the season they won three and lost three of their nine games accumulating 92 points along the way to finish in fifth position and next year they will stage a local derby with Woodbury in the F Division.