Exmouth soar back into title contention after nine wicket win at Sandford.

PUBLISHED: 23:01 04 August 2012

An umpire prepares to put the broken wickets back

An umpire prepares to put the broken wickets back

Archant

Exmouth re-ignited their Francis Clark Devon League title bid with a powerful show at relegation threatened Sandford that ended with them banking a full house of 20 points form a nine wicket triumph.

The weather played its part in proceedings, and not for the first time this season!

The match was reduced to 30-overs per side with Sandford batting first and being restricted to 153-6.

Trevor Anning bowled superbly to return figures of 2-11 from six overs and George Greenway also bagged a brace of wickets.

The early wicket of Max Curtis gave the Creedy Park side some hope. However, that merely brought to the wicket Sandford old-boy David Lye who went on to score an imperious unbeaten 92 as he and Barney Huxtable (40no) saw their side to a comfortable and comprehensive victory.

With Bovey Tracey losing heavily at home to Sidmouth it means that The Maer men now sit just six behind Bovey Tracey and four above third placed Sidmouth in what is now clearly a three-team battle for the title.

It could not be tighter for the next time Exmouth play, this coming Saturday (August 11), they entertain Bovey Tracey when a home victory would have dreams of a title win very much on tjhen minds of The Maer ground faithful.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

16:09

Earlier torrential rain failed to dampen the spirits at the Sidmouth Colts Cricket Club end of season presentation evening.

Read more
15:24

Budleigh Salterton went down to a fifth defeat of the Tolchards Devon League A Division season when beaten by a margin of five wickets by Ivybridge in another of those games where the team batting second have a distinct advantage when the target is ‘re-assessed’ after a rain interruption.

Read more
15:21

Whilst entertaining Budleigh at home, Phear Park also sent a full rink to play at Honiton in the Howard Cottrell trophy, writes Rob Mottershead.

Read more
10:35

Budleigh Salterton won their opening pre-season game under the watchful eye of new manager Kevin Hill, beating Woodbury 9-1 at Greenway Lane.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:58

The ladies competition for the Pomeroy Trophy was held at Madeira this week, writes Jenny Smith.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:40

Exmouth Under-15s are into the last 16 of the ECB Cup after a terrific win in Cornwall on Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:42

The Southern Road men host Western League Premier Division new boys Wellington in a warm-up game that kicks-off at 7.45pm.

Read more
Sunday, July 23, 2017

The penultimate Saturday of July – also match 12 and the arrival of the two-thirds mark of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League season, was a washout across the league, with the one exception of table-topping Bovey Tracey.

Read more
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Budleigh Salterton Football Club girls section handed out the season’s playing awards recently, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Exmouth player Sandy Allen has been appointed as the Devon pathway and coaching manager with a brief to get the best out of the county’s young players, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 15°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


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications