Exmouth win comfortably at Plymouth to keep up Sidmouth pursuit

22:46 02 July 2014

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Exmouth completed a successful couple of days as they followed up a midweek T20 Maer ground win with a comfortable success on the road in the Francis Clark Devon League.

Last Wednesday night, before a healthy Maer Ground turnout, Richard Baggs and his side edged out A Division Bradninch in an enthralling T20 tie. The result of which means that Exmouth have a date this coming Sunday (July 6) at the Knightshayes home of Heathcoat CC when they meet Exeter in the first of the two semi-finals with Budleigh, Sidmouth or Heathcoat to face the winners in the final later the same day.

The win over Bradninch owed much to a fine innings from David Lye that saw him plunder 42 from just 23 balls with two big sixes and five fours.

Sandy Allen weighed in with a 20-ball knock of 31 and T20 skipper Gary Chappell for a quick-fire 27 as the innings closed on 162.

Bradninch made a bright start, but a Seb Benton catch off the bowling of Chappell saw an end to Ross Acton and an inspired bowling change saw Ollie Dawe returned to the action after his first over had been expensive only for the youngster to bag a wicket with the very first delivery of his second spell, removing the dangerous Dan Hardy. Dawe struck again, aided by a Chappell catch to see the end of the Bradninch overseas player Gian Botha and from there it was a tough ask for the A Division side who did manage to reach 147 all out with two balls of their 20 overs remaining.

On Saturday Exmouth continued their pursuit of Premier Division leaders Sidmouth with a seven-wicket win at Plymouth.

The home side batted first and were restricted to just 170-9 from their 50 overs. All six of the bowlers used by skipper Richard Baggs claimed wickets with Ollie Dawe bagging three for 28 runs from a seven over stint.

David Lye (2-39 from 10), Gary Chappell (1-17 from 10), Bob Dawson (1-20 from six), Trevor Anning (1-21 fro 10) and Andy Buzza (1-42 from seven) were the other wicket takers.

Rain intervened to leave Exmouth facing a revised target and Sandy Allen and the skipper opened and had put on 19 in 20 balls when Allen fell to a catch. Baggs and Bob Dawson then took the score to 85 after 13 overs when Dawson perished for 18.

The third and final wicket to fall was that of Baggs for a 47-ball knock of 38. The skipper departed with the total 96-3 and the remaining runs were racked up by David Lye (15) and Seb Benton (8) as a seven wicket win was comfortably claimed.

Exmouth face a busy weekend with Sunday’s T20 finals preceeded by Saturday’s home game against Heathcoat.

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