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Tipton St John’s David O’Higgins continues to defy the ageing process as he consistently makes his mark in village cricket. The 83-years-young cricketer claimed a fivefer as Tipton defeated Cavendish Cavaliers in their latest match. Tipton batted first and laboured in the face of some good bowling. However, openers David Thayre and Chris Tubbs put on a 50 partnership in 15 overs before Tubbs was run out for 14 and was followed by Dave Jessop bowled for 12 and Al Matthews was trapped leg before for a single. Phil Tolley came in down the order and, with Thayre, pushed the…

The Tolchards Devon Cricket League draws to a close this coming Saturday (August 31) and none of our local sides have too much to play for. Exmouth secured their Premier status for another year last weekend and their latest outing saw them travel to Torquay where they won by three five wickets and, in doing so, consigned Torquay to an instant return to the A Division. This Saturday, the Maer men bring the curtain down on the campaign with a home game against a Sandford side who will be looking to bank the five points they need to be sure…

These images give a glimpse of how a new cricket ground in Budleigh Salterton could look, after plans were revealed this week. Proposals for land north of South Farm Cottages, off East Budleigh Road, feature two pitches, a pavilion, car parking, equipment store and netting. It is hoped the move would end years of flooding misery for the town’s cricket club. The reason that the cricket club needs to relocate is that the existing ground…has been affected on several occasions by catastrophic floodingClinton Devon Estates is seeking permission for the scheme from East Devon District Council (EDDC) “The reason that…

Ottery St Mary Cricket Club suffered a heavy defeat in their Tolchards Devon League East Devon derby meeting with Sidmouth at the Fortfield. Ottery skipper Will Harrison won the toss, opted to field and saw the home side reduced to 78-3 thanks to a catch behind by teenage wicketkeeper Lawrence Greenway off the bowling of skipper Harrison. There was then a Lawrence stumping off Sam Brook and a smart caught and bowled by Jody Clements. However, Sidmouth 2nds are a powerful batting side and number three Max Moore was joined by number five, home skipper, Anthony Griffiths and the pair…