Collinge’s fine unbeaten knock is in a losing cause

13:12 22 August 2014

Exmouth 2nds still have a little work to do to ensure they start next season in the top flight of the Francis Clark Devon league 2nd XI competition after they went down by 125 runs at Sidmouth II.

The Fortfield men are now within touching distance of emulating their club’s senior side by securing the league title.

Batting first Sidmouth powered their way to 250 after just 36 overs and that helped set up a declaration which came at 285-8 after 40 overs.

Teenager Jack England was the principle wicket taker, claiming four wickets, but at a cost of 47 runs from just four overs. Sean Butler finished with figures of 2-61 from nine and the other wicket takers were harry Conway (1-52) and Matt tarry (1-70), both from nine overs.

The Exmouth reply was hit by the loss of Stuart Cross for three with the total then 10 in the fifth over. Nicky Bolt was fifth man out, with the total the 81 after 29.3 overs and it was only a fine innings from Michael Collinge who faced 65 balls for his unbeaten 54 that included nine fours, that saw the game stretch as far as it did with the final wicket to fall being that of Greg Marks who had supported Collinge well with the pair adding 27 in five overs for the final wicket before Exmouth were all out for 160 after 45 overs.

With two to play Exmouth II are two places and 22 points above the drop zone and that should be enough to preserve their top flight status.

However, they can make sure of their place with a decent haul of points I this Saturday’s final home game when they entertain a North Devon side that sit one place and six points better off than them in the table.

The week after the curtain comes down on another 2nd XI league campaign when the side play at Plymouth.

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