Exmouth II hit by cloudburst at Creedy Park, Sandford after great Greenway innings.

11:13 24 July 2014

Exmouth 2nds V Bovey Tracey. Sean Butler takes a shot at the stumps. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8669-29-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Exmouth 2nds V Bovey Tracey. Sean Butler takes a shot at the stumps. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8669-29-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Exmouth 2nds were denied an outright result in their 2nd XI Premier Division meeting with hosts Sandford when a cloudburst over the Mid Devon ground swamped the outfield to force an abandonment of the match with the home side four overs into their run chase.

Exmouth skipper Ian Taylor lost the toss and that left the visiting batsmen at the mercy of ‘bowler friendly’ conditions at Creedy Park.

The skipper and Finn Marks opened the innings and were parted early on with Marks trapped leg before wicket for seven.

Stuart Cross and the skipper added 25 before the former pulled a shot down to fine leg. Enter Lawrence Greenway at number four and he immediately looked to be in fine form.

From the first delivery he received he took charge and the score board had 68 runs on it when the skipper departed, caught behind, for a gritty contribution of 16.

Wickets began to fall quickly with Marks, Robinson and England, all returned to the pavilion and, at 80-6, the innings was in danger of succumbing to an early finish.

Greenway however, had other ideas!

He confidently reached a splendid half century with partnerships of eight, with Butler and 14, with Coult.

In the last five overs Greenway fired up the tempo of his own innings until he was caught at long-off for 77 and the Exmouth innings closed with the loss of the final wicket on 157.

Four overs into the Sandford reply the skies blackend before the rain hammered down to wash away proceedings leaving Exmouth with just nine pints to show for their efforts.

Taylor said: “It’s a shame the weather closed in as I think we’d have seen a very exciting game. Lawrence (Greenway) played an innings of the highest quality in what were difficult conditions to bat in. He showed what a difference he makes to our side. The team did well to stick together and put together a decent total, its a shame the game ended in the way it did. We can now take these positives into our home game with Plympton this coming Saturday.”

Taylor and his team head into that Maer ground game sitting sixth, 25 points above the drop zone and 19 points shy of the visitors who sit fourth.

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