Exmouth 2nds produce ‘best to date’ as Plympton are beaten at the Maer ground.

10:57 31 July 2014

An umpire signals a six

An umpire signals a six

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On a glorious summers day at the Maer Exmouth skipper Ian Taylor was surprised when visiting Plympton asked them to bat first.

Stuart Cross and Taylor opened up facing opening first team bowler Matt Gregory and Dan Rich.

Plenty of quick singles were taken, but boundaries were hard to come by due to some tight bowling. Both openers began to find there flow and ticked the score nicely along to 62 when the skipper, looking to raise the tempo, was caught at long mid on.

Cross was joined by new recruit Lee Evans who plays for the Combined Services first eleven and who had recorded knocks of 98 and 96 during the week. The military man was quickly into his stride and reached a third successive half century before he lost partner Cross for 51.

Greenway and Robinson came and went leaving Exmouth 132-4 with 10 overs to go. Sam Conway, called up at the last minute due to illness, rifled a quick-fire 22 while Evans went onto 50 including some extravagant ‘Dilshan scoops for four’! Greg Marks and Jack England both acted as back up with Evans who went on to make 68 not out and Exmouth closed on 213 for 7.

After a short shower at tea, Plympton started their innings and faced a new-look home opening attack of Matt Tarry and 15-year-old Jack England who bowled superbly to reduce the visitors to 39-4 with two batters being clean bowled, one caught and bowled by England and a smart catch at gully by Taylor.

A useful stand between former Devon player Craig Miles and Chris Dawe, of 39 pushed Plymton to 78-4 before the pace of Evans removed Dawe.

Wickets then began to fall rapidly with Matt Coult taking one aided by a superb one-handed catch held by Greg Marks. Evans bagged three wickets and it was left to Harry Conway to finish the job with two wickets including the important wicket of Miles for 36 caught by brother Sam deep on the boundary and Plympton lost their last wicket on 109.

A delighted Exmouth skipper Ian Taylor said: “ This was a very pleasing team performance and without doubt our best to date this season. It was great to see Stuart (Cross) get 50 and Lee (Evans) looks a quality player. Matt Tarry and Jack England bowled superbly with the new ball and set up the victory with their early burst of wickets. We played with great energy and confidence, the boys should be very proud of their efforts.”

On Saturday Taylor and his team travel to Paignton II.

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