Stephen Birley

Bradninch edged out in thrilling Club T20 Cup tie in

What a valiant effort Bradninch made in their bid to bag more Vitality Club T20 Cup glory for, having been bowled  out for 70 by Cornish champions Penzance, they made the Duchy side work every inch of the way and they only claimed victory with a single off the fourth ball of the 17th over […]Read More

Honours even in Town opening league game

Exmouth Town shared the spoils with Clevedon Town in front of an excellent first day Southern Road turnout of 275, writes John Dibsdall. Post match the general reaction was one of: “A draw was a fair result”, and it would be hard to argue against that. In front of a crowd of Town’s highest league […]Read More

Ottery impress in pre-season home win

Ottery St Mary continued their impressive pre-season schedule with victory in a warm-up game against Clyst Valley, a contest that saw the Otters give more ‘game time’ to blood some young talent coming through the ranks at the club. The Otters started brightly and bossed much of the early proceedings during which time the visiting […]Read More

Captain Morgan leads Seaton to superb win at Tavistock

Matchday 15 of the 18 matchday Tolchards Devon League season saw the individual headlines go to Seaton skipper Ben Morgan who starred with first bat, and then ball, to help his side to a crucial A Division success at Tavistock. After being asked to bat first by his opposite number, the Seaton skipper sent Robbie […]Read More

Couch saves last minute spot kick as Honiton Town sink

Hippos took the short trip to Beer for a preseason friendly, writes Andrew Symonds.  Honiton Town continued their pre-season build-up with success in a well-contested East Devon derby at Beer Albion. The Hippos won the match 3-2 and they’d have been denied a victory but for a last minute penalty save by one of two […]Read More

Town denied opening day home win

Exmouth Town were denied an opening day win in their new Toolstation Western League Premier Division season when visiting Clevedon Town scored an 88th minute equaliser to depart with a share of the spoils. The first game of the new league term saw Town attract a superb crowd of 276, a figure bettered only by […]Read More

Ottery 2nd XI power to big win over Bradninch II

A exceptional all-round bowling performance from the Ottery St Mary 2nd XI bowlers saw their side to a n emphatic eight wicket win when they hosted Bradninch II in a Tolchards Devon League E Division East game. After winning the toss, and, following a delayed start owing to rain, a 44-overs-[per-side game was begun with […]Read More

Fanson at the double in Ottery win

Ottery St Mary stepped up their pre-season preparations with a comfortable 2-0 win against Budleigh Salterton. The fixture was played to celebrate the life of much cherished and long-serving member Monty Perry, who sadly passed away earlier this year. With many players returning and fitness levels improving Ottery started brightly, forcing Budleigh onto the back […]Read More

Sidmouth men suffer County Trophy disappointment

Sidmouth men suffered disappointment in their final County Trophy League match of the campaign, writes Carol Smith. Playing against Madeira, the Sidmouth team were successful on just the one rink, but two other rinks were mighty close encounters! The away rink of Chas Coates, Denis Griffiths, Andrew Lowe and skip John Chew, were level at […]Read More

Exmouth Town launch new league term today (Saturday)

Exmouth Town launch a new Toolstation Western League Premier Division campaign today (Saturday) when they entertain Clevedon Town at Southern Road (3pm). The gates, bar and food hut will all be opening at 2pm and the club are keen to ask people attending to allow extra time to get into the ground ahead of kick-off […]Read More