Batting unit finally fires on all cylinders!!
Report by Aviwe Mgijima......
Bovey Tracey CC won the toss and elected to field in seemingly bowler friendly conditions. Sidmouth lost opening batsman Declan Lines cheaply and found themselves at 8/1 after two overs. Brothers Josh and Luke Bess rebuilt, but eventually lost Josh for 35 with the score at 53/2. Captain Luke was joined by Aviwe Mgijima and the pair put on an impressive third wicket stand of 227. Mgijima hit 132 including eleven 4’s and seven 6’s and Bess made an equally impressive 119 including thirteen 4’s and three 6’s. They were both eventually dismissed, which gave Zachary Bess time to get a quick fire 54 not out in 26 balls. Sidmouth CC finished on a daunting total of 369/4.
Bovey Tracey CC also had an early setback with their opener Malling being run out for 1 by Luke Bess. They soon recovered and put the Sidmouth bowers under pressure with an impressive 2nd wicket stand of 108 between Dallistan 81 and A. Kopparambil 51. Their partnership was eventually broken by yet another run out as Elliott Rice got a direct hit from point. Thereafter, the Sidmouth bowlers built some pressure with a few tight overs, and with the required run rate climbing rapidly, Bovey Tracey crashed and were eventually bowled out for 167. Charlie Miles led the bowling figures with an impressive 3 for 37. Sidmouth’s eventual winning margin was 202 runs.