Day of destiny for Exmouth at Sandford

12:48 03 August 2012

Cricket generic picture

Cricket generic picture

Archant

EXMOUTH skipper Richard Baggs is calling for an all-round improvement from his players when they go to Sandford on Saturday (August 4), writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Losses to North Devon then Plymouth have seen Exmouth drop from level pegging at the top with Bovey Tracey to 22 points behind in second place.

With Bovey still to play in the last month of the season, a late push for the title isn’t out of the question.

To pull it off though Exmouth have to move up several gears. “We have three games against teams fighting for survival in Sandford, Heathcoat and Budleigh – then Bovey and Sidmouth (3rd) to finish,” said Baggs. “To do anything we have to start winning matches, which we haven’ been doing. “Barney Huxtable has batted well, Trevor Anning has bowled superbly and Andy Buzza has been fantastic in the field. “The rest of us – and I include myself in that – have not been pulling our weight. “If we perform are in with a shout. If we don’t then it is mid-table mediocrity for us and we are a better side than that.” Sandford share joint tenancy of the second relegation spot with Budleigh Salterton.

Skipper Matt Theedom isn’t going into the whys and wherefores, merely highlighting the challenge ahead. “As any captain of a side in the bottom five will tell you, there are 100 points to play for and the more you get the better your chances of staying up,” said Theedom.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 09:45

Christmas, no surely not yet. There’s too much to do! Exe Racers were out on the water training all Saturday, writes Rex Frost.

Read more
Thu, 12:40

Brothers Jonty and Morgan Wright were in Badminton England competition at the weekend.

Read more
Thu, 12:40

A woeful first half show cost the Cockles dearly as, despite a terrific second half comeback, they were beaten 34-21 by visiting Clifton in their latest National Two (S) match.

Read more
Thu, 12:39

East Budleigh Reserves followed up their strong performance against table topping Witheridge with a clinical 6-0 success at Feniton thirds, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 12:39

Exmouth RFC head coach Jon Hill pulled no punches when he spoke following the Cockles defeat to Clifton.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

Brixington Blues Under-12s won a close encounter with Sidmouth Raiders 2-1.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

Brixington Blues Under-10s moved confidently into the last four of the Exeter and District Youth League KO Cup with a 2-0 victory over Central City.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

East Budleigh were 4-1 winners when they hosted Tedburn St Mary in a Macron League Division Three game.

Read more
Thu, 12:38

This year, Devon County Indoor Bowls entered the National Over 60s Inter County Competition, writes Jude Latta.

Read more
Thu, 12:37

Budleigh Salterton were beaten by the odd goal in five on their visit to Appledore for a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division game.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications