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Huxtable says win over Sidmouth is statement of intent

NORTH Devon captain Barney Huxtable said beating defending champions Sidmouth underlined his side’s intentions this season. Sidmouth were all out for 160, which North Devon knocked off with six wickets in hand. North Devon were widely tipped as the side to topple Sidmouth and Huxtable feels they are living up to that billing. more..

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Captains Outlook for the season

NORTH Devon’s new captain Barney Huxtable wants to find a level of consistency that will take the Premier title back to Instow this season. North Devon’s last title win was 2011 when they beat Sidmouth by 33 points. Since then North Devon have finished fifth, fourth and fifth last year without ever looking like winning it again. Huxtable, who has …

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U13s fall agonisingly short

North Devon U13s fell agonisingly short by 2 runs in a terrific encounter away at Hatherleigh on Friday (24th April) in the ECB U13 county cup. In the dim and fading light, and with only 2 wickets left, Hatherleigh managed to defend the 5 runs required off the final over despite some heroics from Ben Hebblethwaite. Earlier Hatherleigh were restricted …

Andrew Flintoff and Big Bike Ride to stop in North Devon

ANDREW Flintoff will ride into North Devon later this year year in a fundraising cycle challenge. The Ashes-winning England all-rounder has signed up for The Big Bike Ride 2, raising money for the Professional Cricketers’ Association Benevolent Fund and the Tom Maynard Trust. The ride will follow a 370-mile route from Truro to the Kia Oval in London from October …

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Back-garden games led wicketkeeper Alli into the England youth set-up

THE OVERTON twins are an inspiration for all emerging young players at North Devon Cricket Club. But it was a different set of brothers who first persuaded Alli Kelly to have a go at the sport. Her older siblings Rikki and Joe put her batting and wicketkeeping skills to the test when she was 7, at home in Bideford. “We …