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Alphington CC - 2nd XI
Sidmouth CC - 3rd XI
Sat 10 Jun TBC - Devon Cricket League - B Division East 2nd XI

Understrength side still manages to win!

Rob Fowler Reports....

Sidmouth travelled to Exeter to face a strong looking Alphington side who were above them in the league table. The 3rds were patched up with several players missing. The 1st and 2nd team left the thirds several key players missing but full of self belief due to early season form. Sidmouth won the toss and decided to bat. Tom Overthrow and Tom Clay walked out to open the innings. The contrast of styles Clays' power, Overthrows' patience and touch looked a good combination. But Clay looked to play a big shot only to see it go straight up in the air and he was caught. Skipper Graham Munday joined Overthrow as they were watchful and steady, building a score steadily overthrown was out for 18 but set the base to build on Byron Knowles and Munday kept the scorers busy with the score board that took the innings passed the hundred mark and beyond. Once Overthrow was out, Byron Knowles was bowled for 13, Craig Stephens' stay at the crease was short and sweet as he managed 2, Leigh Adey joined Munday and watched him crash the ball around the field. But with the long grass on the outfield the pair ranseveral 2s as boundary were rare. Sidmouth lost Adey for 12, Ashley Perram replaced him Munday's long innings taking its toll saw him take the aeriel route finishing on 72 not out and Perram 7 not out and a team total of 194-5 in their 45 overs.

The start of Alphington's innings was delayed by rain and a reduced total was calculated at 162 required 39 overs. Alphington saw a new opening bowling attack of Will Bright and Byron Knowles who both bowled well. Knowles is getting back to good form with the ball and Bright bowling good lines. Knowles finished with figures of 8 overs 3 maidens for 2 wickets and Bright 7 overs 1 for 41. Then Munday turned to his 3 spinners Raistrick, Fowler and himself and between them they controlled the innings with Raistrick returning figures of 8 overs for 27, Fowler 8 overs 1 wicket for 22 and Munday 6 overs 4 for 20 which included 3 wickets in a over. A late stand of 50 for the last wicket saw Sidmouth sweating as Alphington crept close to the score, but with 2 overs left Leigh Adey had Alphingtons number 11 batsman caught well by Knowles off his first ball ending up with figures of 1 ball 1 wicket to see Sidmouth win. As ever thanks to Ian and Richard for umpiring and scoring. Sidmouth are home next week to Seaton at the Newton Poppleford Oval.

Scorecard

Sidmouth CC - 3rd XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Sidmouth CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Overthrow
ct. J Mills, b. P Walker
18
2
 
Tom Clay
ct. T Goodman, b. A Wilson
2
 
Graham Munday
Not Out
73
6
1
 
Byron Knowles
b. A Green
13
 
Craig Stephen
ro. Unsure
2
 
Leigh Adey
lb. R Amesbury
12
 
Ashley Perram
Not Out
7
 
Jordan Fowler
 
 
Rob Fowler
 
 
Luke Raistrick
 
 
Will Bright
 
 
Extras
54w, 5b, 6lb, 2nb
67
Total
for 5 wickets 45 overs
194

Alphington CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ashley Green
9
1
35
1
3.9
1nb, 5w
Andrew Wilson
9
2
13
1
1.4
2w
Toby Goodman
9
1
35
0
3.9
1nb, 7w
Phil Walker
9
0
33
1
3.7
3w
Jack Mills
5
0
33
0
6.6
6w
Ryan Amesbury
4
0
34
1
8.5
2w

Alphington CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Craig Grabham
ro. Unsure
0
 
Jack Mills
b. B Knowles
13
2
 
Andrew Wilson
lb. W Bright
18
2
 
Jamie Halse
b. B Knowles
1
 
Tom Weeks
ct. W Bright, b. J Fowler
39
3
6
 
Ashley Green
ct. B Knowles, b. G Munday
5
 
Dylon Spiers
ct. L Adey, b. G Munday
1
 
Scott Perry
st. T Clay, b. G Munday
0
 
Toby Goodman
b. G Munday
0
 
Phil Walker
Not Out
10
 
Ryan Amesbury
ct. B Knowles, b. L Adey
27
5
 
Extras
30w, 6b, 3lb
39
Total
for 10 wickets 37.1 overs
153

Sidmouth CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Byron Knowles
8
3
24
2
3.0
2w
Will Bright
7
0
41
1
5.9
10w
Jordan Fowler
8
2
22
1
2.8
5w
Luke Raistrick
8
0
37
0
4.6
4w
Graham Munday
6
0
20
4
3.3
Leigh Adey
0.1
0
0
1
 

Team selection

League round up

Other B Division East 2nd XI results

Seaton CC - 2nd XI
232/6
96/9
Bradninch CC - 2nd XI
Hatherleigh CC, Devon - 2nd XI
211
49/6
Thorverton CC - 2nd XI
Clyst Hydon CC - 2nd XI
146
164/6
Shobrooke Park CC - 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
1. Hatherleigh CC, Devon - 2nd XI 263
2. Sidmouth CC - 3rd XI 180
3. Thorverton CC - 2nd XI 161
4. Alphington CC - 2nd XI 159
5. Shobrooke Park CC - 2nd XI 153
6. Seaton CC - 2nd XI 126
7. Chudleigh CC - 2nd XI 125

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