Budleigh 2nds slip to defeat against Ipplepen

10:43 19 June 2014

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Budleigh Salterton 2nd XI travelled to Ipplepen II at the weekend full of confidence after back-to-back wins, but a profligate batting display handed the game to their hosts and they lost by six wickets, writes Sean Mills.

The Otters won the toss and elected to bat; openers White and Messom got them off to a flying start racking up 38 off the first three overs partly down to excellent running, but also assisted by wayward bowling from the hosts!

Messom was the first to give his wicket away driving uppishly at a wide delivery to depart for 24. Arnold was in next and he announced his arrival by bludgeoning his first ball for four.

The home side’s erratic bowling (26 extras in the first eight overs) and Arnold’s complete dominance kept the scorers’ multi-coloured pens very busy for the next five overs.

White then edged behind to go for eight and Arnold was caught on the ‘cow corner’ boundary two overs later for 26. With the score on 82 for 3 after only 11 overs Budleigh still had plenty of time (and talent) to put the game out of reach!

Ipplepen’s bowlers couldn’t therefore believe their luck as Marley (11), Carter (10) and Leat, (9) all fell to catches behind and suddenly the score board showed 108-7!

Some tail-end resistance from Jones (8) and Plowman (4) threatened to push the visitors up to the 150 mark. However, e innings was aptly brought to an end on 137 when Jones top edged another full toss.

After an early tea, Ipplepen batted cautiously against the Budleigh opening attack of Plowman (0-15) Jones (2-23) and Gore (1-32) who replaced Plowman at the top end. With the score on 32, Jones got the break through wicket; another two wickets then fell in quick succession and at 42-3 the match was balanced on a knife-edge. Ipplepen skipper Simon Tapley was lucky to survive his first few balls from Jones, but once settled produced a match winning knock of 64 that only ended when Mills (1-29) flummoxed him with a slower ball.

A late spell from Murphy (0-9) displayed Budleigh’s strength in depth in the seam bowling department, but the game was effectively over and Ipplepen coasted over the finishing line.

Budleigh’s next game is away at Ottery St Mary who are unbeaten this season.

A return to winning ways will be required to stay in the race for promotion; although a tough ‘ask’, Budleigh are able to draw on the fact that they beat their local rivals twice last season when both teams competed in the B Division.

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