Established 1891

As things stand after 14 of the 18 league match days

The 1st XI promotion should be mathematically confirmed on match day 15 of the season as Gary Chappell’s men head for Chudleigh holding a whopping 58 point lead over third placed Lewdown and, after the trip to Chudleigh, just three games (60 points) will be left in the 2016 Tolchards Devon league A Division season.

The title is more likely to be sealed on the following match day as the lead over second placed Paignton (who host Barton) are 49 points adrift.

 

If its plain sailing to a glorious end of season for the 2nd XI it is anything but for the 2nd XI who still have work to do to ensure they are a third tier side in 2017.

The one point banked from the 9-man visit to table-topping Bideford leaves the 2nd XI – skippered in North Devon by their fourth captain this season – 24 points above the drop zone. Next up it’s a Chudleigh side that sits third bottom, two places and a dozen points worse off than the BCC second string.

In their final four games the 2nd XI do play three of the four teams below them which cranks the pressure up a notch or three.

 

The 1st and 2nd XI tables after match day 14 read:

 

A Division

Bradninch               14     11      1        0        1        1        240

Paignton                   14     7        4        1        1        1        191

*Lewdown                14     8        4        0        1        1        182

Budleigh                   14     7        6        0        1        0        180

Sandford                  14     6        6        0        1        0        167

Chudleigh                 14     7        6        0        1        0        165

*Barton                    14     5        7        1        1        0        150

*Plympton                14     5        7        0        1        1        147

Hatherleigh               14     5        7        0        2        0        143

Ipplepen                   14     0        13      0        2        0        78

 

B Division East

Bideford                       14        9          4        0          1          0          210

Seaton                         14        8          5        0          1          0          188

Braunton                      14        8          5        0          1          0          192

Shobrooke                   14        6          6        0          2          0          169

Thorverton                   14        6          5        0          3          0          163

Bradninch                   14        6          7        0          1          0          161

Sidmouth                     14        6          7        0          1          0          158

Chudleigh                    14        5          7        0          2          0          149

Exeter                          14        5          8        0          1          0          137

Upottery                       14        3          8        0          3          0          133