Every one a winner
Victory for all three Sidmouth sides
THE Devon League campaign opened with wins for all three Sidmouth sides.
There were nail-biters for the 1st and 3rd teams, who respectively got home by one wicket against North Devon and three runs against Ipplepen 2nd XI.
By contrast the 2nd team strolled to a 10-wicket win at North Devon.
Star of the 1st team's chase of 161 was Nick Gingell who struck 50 to dig his side out of trouble. He grabbed three North Devon wickets as they were restricted to 160-9 with Will Murray taking 2-9 in 10 overs.
Greg Chaplin, with 7-37, carved through North Devon 2nd XI's batsmen to dismiss them for 118. Saj Patidar, with 69, and Matt Hewer, with 29, guided Sidmouth home.
Declan Lines stole the show for Sidmouth 3rds at Ipplepen, hitting an unbeaten 77 in a respectable total of 153-6. He took two wickets and a good catch as Ipplepen were dismissed for 150, but the bowling honours went to Graham Munday with 5-30.