Budleigh back on top of A Division after win at Barton

10:25 05 June 2014

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Budleigh returned to the top of the A Division thanks to a 69-run triumph at Barton.

The Ottermouth side had slipped off the summit seven days before when they were washed out and Barton were able to play and dislodge them from top spot.

However, Joel Murphy’s men are back where they belong thanks to the middle and late order who effected quite a recovery in South Devon.

Batting first Budleigh had seen half of their side returned to the pavilion with just 42 on the board. The fifth wicket went down to the second ball of the 19th over and that brought 15-year-old Ben Phillips (the Budleigh team had two Ben Philips’s in their ranks on the day and the youngster replaced the other Phillips!

Phillips junior teamed up with Luke Paterson to add 70 runs for the sixth wicket before the teenager fell for a very effective 44-minute, 38-ball stay that saw him score.

Lloyd Murrin (13), Joel Murphy (11no) also added runs with Paterson being the eight wicket to fall for his 82-ball knock of 62 that included four 4s and two sixes.

Budleigh could not quite bat their overs out, the final wicket fell in the 48th over with the total on 169.

Paterson continued where he lefty off with the bat when he opened the bowling and it was he who claimed two wickets inside six overs to leave the home run chase 13-2. At the other end Ben Phillips senior proved very difficult to get way as he sent down his seven overs conceding just nine runs. Skipper Murphy took wickets three and four and James Burke accounted for the fifth and the sixth to leave Barton a troubled 73-6 after 23.2 overs. The final three 2wickets fell with the score on 100 with Rob Craze bagging a brace and Murphy getting one more to finish with three.

A delighted skipper said: “Without Luke and Ben, who batted fantastically for a 15-year-old, we would have got nowhere near 169,” said Budleigh skipper Joel Murphy. “Barton had us on the ropes, but let us off if I am honest. The wides (35) helped.

“The conditions were not great for batting and a 170 to win was worth 250-260 anywhere else.

“I thought we had the worst of it, but when they went out after tea the ball was jumping all over the place.

“Once we got Calland and Needham out, Barton didn’t seem to have a lot of answers to our bowling.”

The table after five matches sees Budleigh sharing top spot with 72 points. Paignton are also on 72 with Barton four behind.

This Saturday sees the one-third stage of the season reached and Budleigh travel to a Brixham side that sits fourth, 19 points behind. A fifth win from five matches played would leave Murphy’s men well on course for a swift return to the Premier Division.

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