Exmouth seeking Sunday best in Devon T20 Finals Day at Exeter

12:20 24 July 2014

A Budleigh batsman heads back to the Heathcoat CC pavilion in the T20 arae final and the Exmouth skipper gary Chappell is congratulated on another wicket

A Budleigh batsman heads back to the Heathcoat CC pavilion in the T20 arae final and the Exmouth skipper gary Chappell is congratulated on another wicket

Archant

EXMOUTH are quietly confident of salvaging something from the wreckage of the season in the Servicemaster Devon T20 finals at Exeter on Sunday, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Last season’s double winners – they won the league and the Devon KO Cup – are going to be also-rans in the Premier Division this season.

Their interest in the 40-over Tolchards-sponsored cup was ended by the toss of a coin on a wet and miserable day at Paignton.

Exmouth won the county T20 in 2010 when then beat Bradninch in the county final before losing to Bridgwater at regional stage.

Skipper Gary Chappell, who captain’s the T20 side, says Exmouth have every reason to be quietly confident without being disrespectful of the opposition.

“All four sides at finals day have some decent players and good-looking bowling attacks,” said Chappell.

“Where I think we have a bit of an advantage is in the depth of our batting.

“Totals of 140 aren’t going to be enough on Sunday, most sides can chase that down by batting sensibly.

“With our batting we are capable of exceeding that, going in first or second.”

Exmouth’s problems in the league have been largely due to being a seamer short on Saturday afternoons with Matt Webb missing long term and Ollie Dawe only just back in action after an operation.

For cup games Exmouth are strengthened by the availability of former Somerset, Surrey and Devon fast bowler Ian Bishop who plays his Saturday cricket in Taunton these days.

“Bishop is an extra option and a handy one to have,” said Chappell.

Sunday’s County Ground action gets started at 10.30am when Exmouth square up to Cornwood for the second time in 24 hours.

The second semi-final is between North Devon and Paignton, due to commence at 1.30pm.

The final will get under way after a tea break around 5pm.

The competition is sponsored by Servicemaster Devon, who owner is former Exmouth cricketer Greg Evans. He will present the trophy to the winning captain.

Stuart Munday, the Devon League chairman, will adjudicate the man of the match award.

Sunday’s winners will go forward to represent Devon in the West region qualifier for the ECB National Competition, which this year is being staged at Sidmouth on August 10.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:43
Seaton karting ace Ryan Edgecombe

Round Five of the DKRC 2015 Championship enjoyed glorious sunny weather on the Saturday only to find Race day a slightly damper affair as a downpour made for wet set ups for the first round of heats, writes Jim Bee.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
World cup rugby comes to Exmouth

The Webb Ellis Cup - rugby’s greatest prize - is coming to Exmouth on Wednesday, July 8, as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Trophy tour.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:57

There were matches in both Pools A and B last week in the Honiton Netball League, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:43
Golf generic picture

The Western Morning News Inter-club Challenge Trophy, one of the annual events run by the DMVGA was held this year at Tavistock golf club in ideal weather conditions, warm and calm, writes Stuart MacKerrell.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:57
Somerset's Brady Kurtz ahead of team mate Josh Grazczonek and two Peterborough riders

There is saying that lightening never strikes the same place twice, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone at the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels subscribing to that adage after seeing their hopes of winning the Premier League Pairs Championship evaporate after having a rider excluded in the Grand Final for the second successive season, to leave their duo of Brady Kurtz and Josh Grajczonek as runners-up to winners Ipswich on the night, writes Ian Belcher.

Read more
Friday, July 3, 2015
Exe SC sailor Louis Siveyer

Exe Sailing Club hosted the final leg of the Two Rivers Junior Series, writes Bel Bailey.

Read more
Friday, July 3, 2015

The draw for the early rounds of the FA Vase were made at Wembley Stadium on Friday (July 3) and they have offered up the intriguing prospect of an all East Devon meeting in the preliminary round!

Read more
Friday, July 3, 2015
Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club. Ref exsp 4491-23-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Nineteen-year old croquet star Harry Dodge will appear in an international Golf Croquet exhibition match at Budleigh Croquet Club on Monday afternoon (July 6), writes Elaine Marsh.

Read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Richard Baggs at the non-strikers end

Exmouth suffered a disappointing defeat to Bovey Tracey and arrived at the halfway mark in the Tolchards Devon league Premier Division campaign sitting sixth, some 32 points behind leaders North Devon.

Read more
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Madeira's Margaret Mahon playing touring side Gloucester Co-op on Saturday. Ref exsp 2645-27-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

It was non-stop action at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder