Budleigh II swiftly back to winning ways with triumph at Ottery St Mary 2nds

11:49 26 June 2014

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Budleigh Salterton II returned to winning ways at the weekend with a 20-run victory over local rivals Ottery St Mary 2nds, writes Sean Mills.

Budleigh lost the toss and, considering a flat track and baking temperatures, were surprised when asked to bat.

Openers White (69) and Messom (50) took advantage of the batting friendly conditions and got the innings off to a flying start.

Messom, upon reaching his half-century was bowled and Carter followed two balls later in similar fashion for a duck; from this point onwards the visitors took control of proceedings as the middle order of Doble (9), Marley (12), England (7) and Sharkey (9) all struggled to impose themselves and, one-by-one, gave their wickets away too cheaply!

With the score on 165 for 6, Budleigh were still confident of posting a competitive first innings total however accurate bowling and tight fielding cut the run rate to a trickle and the final wicket was lost in the 43rd over with the score 180.

The Ottery run chase began well against the pace of Plowman (1-44) and Gore (1-36). The breakthrough came in the fourth over when Plowman flattened the stumps!

Gore then struck again with the last ball of his spell to leave the visitors on 56-2.

A double bowling change brought Mills (0-17) and White (2-19) into the attack.

Tight bowling at both ends limited the runs and built up pressure. However, with 125 on the board and 20 overs to spare batsmen three and four were clearly in charge and seemingly on course to guide Ottery to victory!

Murphy (2-29) and White however, had other ideas, and, during the course of the next seven overs, took four wickets between them to reduce the visitors to 139-6.

With the result still in the balance, Joe Marley (4-8) replaced White at the pavilion end and immediately struck again, and three overs later the visitors had been bowled out for 160 and Marley had a four wicket haul.

With the halfway stage of the season arriving this coming weekend the A Division is now taking shape with Cornwood II looking to bag an immediate return to the top flight.

It’s Bradninch away on Saturday with skipper White saying: “Budleigh’s push for 2nd XI Premiership cricket in 2015 starts here. Game on Otters!”

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