Dawson delight as Exmouth win well at Exeter

PUBLISHED: 13:35 20 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:55 21 August 2017

Exmouth batsman Bob Dawson drives to mid-off in the meeting with Exeter

Exmouth batsman Bob Dawson drives to mid-off in the meeting with Exeter


Exmouth sailed to a comfortable victory at the County Ground, Exeter where they bowled the home side out for 195 and knocked them off with five wickets and almost five full overs to spare.

It was a case of the ‘old guard’ seeing the Maer men to victory as David Lye, Bob Dawson and Callum French, claimed eight of the home wickets between them and then Dawson, batting in the number six berth, hit an unbeaten 80-ball 71.

Exeter won the toss and opted to bat first and George Greenway made the early breakthrough with Sandy Allen taking a catch behind. When a second wicket was claimed in similar fashion – this time an Allen catch off Billy Rudolph, Exeter were 38-2. England Under-19 player Tom Lammonby was bowled by David Lye for 28 to leave the County Ground side 88-3 and it was 107-4 with Dawson holding a catch off Lye.

Callum French claimed three wickets in quick succession, the first caught and bowled and the second and third both to leg before wicket decision, and Exeter were reduced to 133-7. It was soon 142-8, but a tidy ninth wicket partnership lifted them to 189-9 with John Evenett taking the catch off Bob Dawson to finally end the terrific innings of opener Alex Barrow for 73 and the end came soon after with Dawson knocking over the last mans stumps.

David Lye topped the bowling charts with his return of 3-27 from a full shift of 10 overs. Callum French had figures of 3-40, also from 10 and Bob Dawson ended with 2-24 from 5.2 overs. George Greenway (1-32 from 10 overs) and Billy Rudolph (1-33 from nine overs) were the other wicket takers.

Richard Baggs (7), David Lye (9) and Dan Pyle (10), were all back in the pavilion with just 42 runs on the board in the reply, and, when Sandy Allen was trapped leg before for 19, the score was 59-4. However, Bob Dawson, batting at number six, was joined By Billy Rudolp and the pair added 79 for the unbroken sixth wicket to guide the Maer men to a comfortable victory to maintain their push for a top two finish in this season’s Premier Division.

Dawson ended unbeaten on 71 and Rudolph’s splendid contribution was a run-a-ball unbeaten 36.

On Saturday (August 19) Exmouth play their penultimate match in this season’s Devon League campaign when they host Plymouth. The week after they end the season at the home of this campaign’s champions, Bovey Tracey.


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