This week is a big one for all concerned with Exmouth RFC as the Cockles have two mouth-watering derby games at the Imperial ground, to round off their pre-season preparations ahead of a new league campaign that gets underway on the first Saturday of September.
Fielding an unchanged side for the first time this season Exmouth Town went out with the confidence gained by their second half display against Saltash United to gain a fully deserved 3-0 victory over St Austell, writes John Dibsdall.
Exmouth Town manager Pete Buckingham was left feeling very pleased with his team after they bagged a 3-0 Southern Road success over St Austell to get their South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Premier Division campaign up and running.
While Hatherleigh were losing for the fourth time in five weeks, Budleigh banked 18 points from a 90-run win at Lewdown to close the gap between the Ottermouth men and a coveted promotion spot (currently held by Hatherleigh) to 23 points.
Another fine performance by the Budleigh men in the Over-60s Exeter and District Triples League Division Three saw them take maximum points and extend their lead as they enter the last three weeks of the season, writes David Roberts.