Rain ruins the cricketing weekend

Tim Western of Torquay CC batting during the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, A Division Match betwe

Tim Western of Torquay CC batting during the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, A Division Match between Torquay CC - 1st XI and Bradninch CC - 1st XI at Torquay Cricket Club, Recreation Ground, Sea Front, Torquay, Devon on May 8. - PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK - Credit: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Only nine out of 73 scheduled matches were played to a finish on a rain-ruined second weekend of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League campaign, but one key Premier Division match was completed and it sets up a 2nd-v-1st meeting this Saturday. 
Early leaders Paignton, who dodged the showers to pip champions Tiverton Heathcoat by two wickets chasing 119 at Queen's Park, travel to the Maer Ground with a nine-point advantage over Exmouth. 
Sidmouth - their game against Hatherleigh was a washout - find themselves 24 points off the pace as they head for Cornwood, while Bovey Tracey (3rd) entertain Sandford (4th) at the Recreation Ground. 
Other key East Devon fixtures include: A Division - Bradninch v Seaton; C East - Clyst St George v Ottery St Mary, Sandford v Upottery, Sidmouth II v Whimple, Braunton v Exmouth II; D East - Clyst Hydon v Sidmouth III.

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