Budleigh Cricket Club Academy XI lift Community League title

Despite a much-shortened cricket season owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the very popular Budleigh Cricket Club Community League competition was still able to be held.

The fact that any play was possible this year, both in the Tolchards Devon League campaign and the club’s Community League, was very much down to the extreme efforts of Ottermouth groundsman Ray Dawson.

Eight teams took part in the Community League, contested annually and played as a T20 format.

The final was held last Sunday with Budleigh CC Academy batting first and leaving opponents, a team representing The Sir Walter Raleigh in East Budleigh, with a target of 144.

The gallant Sir Walters men fell short with just 100 on the scoreboard when their last wicket fell.

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