Exmouth Cricket latest - Sandy so handy in carrying his bat

PUBLISHED: 10:25 05 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:25 05 June 2014

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Exmouth powered their way to a 164-run win at the Recreation ground, Torquay to stay top of the Francis Clark Devon league Premier Division.

Opener Sandy Allen carried his bat, scoring a century as his stay at the wicket underpinned a big team total that closed on 278-8 after 48 overs.

Allen and Bob Dawson put on 53 for starters before Dawson fell and then David Lye and Allen added 40 for the second wicket when Lye departed for 13.

Seb Benton was next in, and out, hitting a 47-ball 26 as and he and Allen added 49 for the third wicket which fell at 142. That brought skipper Richard Baggs to the crease and he put bat to ball with great effect scoring a run-a-ball 62 with two sixes and sevens fours.

Baggs fell with his team score 256 in the 47th over and it was left to Gary Chappell to continue where Baggs left off as he plundered a six and two 4s in an eight ball shift that yielded him 19 runs. Allen finished not out 100 from 130 deliveries in a 174 minute stay at the wicket. He hit nine 4s.

It was debut making Ian Bishop who made the instant breakthrough. The former Budleigh man, aided by a catch from Seb Benton, sent back one of the home openers in his first over and he clean bowled the next man in to leave Torquay 13-2. That became 36 for three when Chappell struck in his first over with Sandy Allen making a smart stumping. Bishop took a third wicket to leave the home side 51-4 and a double strike by Ollie Dawe saw the reply floundering on 73-6. David Lye bagged the seventh wicket, helped by a Chappell catch and the Chappell took two wickets in two balls to leave Torquay 107-9.

The last man survived the Chappell hat-trick ball, but he was dismissed in the next over with Andy Buzza the successful bowler with the reply ending on 114 in the 34th over.

Ian Bishop finished with 3-27 from his ten overs and Gary Chappell’s impressive figures were 3-13 from six.

Ollie Dawe returned figures of 2-19 in five and the other wicket takers were David Lye and Andy Buzza.

Next up for back-to-back title chasing Exmouth it’s Exeter at home on Saturday before the trip to Sidmouth on June 14.

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