Established 1891

How things might look for the 2nd XI in our 125th year – 2016

Now that the 2nd XI promotion dream is over it’s time to look at just how the B Division East division may look in 2016 (the BCC 125th year). What is clear with Alphington II seemingly on their way up to the A Division, we’ll lose that particular local derby. However, Exeter II are clearly coming the other way so that is simply a like-for-like swap in terms of local fixturing. Ideally Braunton would progress through the play-offs therefore leaving us to once again play a ‘Valley Derby’ with Thorverton and, whilst we are set to lose Axminster and possible Clyst Hydon (the latter going down would be a shame as that is another very local derby) – but they’ll survive if the play-off winners have a West geographical link. It now seems certain that Shobrooke Park will come up and that will make for another good local game for the BCC 2nds and it’s possible that Exmouth III will also climb up – albeit via the play-offs, if they make them. So, how might the 2016 Tolchards Devon Cricket League 2nd XI B Division East table look? 1. BRADNINCH, 2 Exeter II, Thorverton II, Chudleigh II, Shobrooke Park II, Seaton II, Bideford II, Sidmouth III, (then possibly two from Clyst Hydon II, Exmouth III or Braunton II), Tables as they stand after match day 15 of the 18 match day Tolchards Devon league season 2nd XI A Division bottom four with four to play

Brixham II 15 141
Plymstock II 15 134
Plymouth III 15 131
Exeter II 15 115

(Bottom two sides come down – one to East 2nd XI B and one to West 2nd XI B )

  P Pts
Alphington 15 254
Braunton 15 225
Thorverton 15 213
Chudleigh 15 205
Seaton 15 187
Bradninch 15 184
Bideford 15 162
Sidmouth 15 148
Clyst Hydon 15   89
Axminster 15   58

BOLD DENOTES LOOKING AT DEFINITE RELEGATION Italics denotes might go down – depends on outcome of the play-off an dif the paly-off winner is going into east or West 2nd XI B C Division East (top 4)

Shobrooke Park 15 254
Exmouth III 15 213
Upottery II 15 205
Kilmington II 15 202