Newing hits 154 in Devon Over-60s success

PUBLISHED: 12:27 26 May 2018


Rob Newing was Devon Over-60s’ golden oldie in the 96-run win over Somerset at Hatherleigh, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Newing has more time to concentrate on cricket now he has retired from running his fishing tackle shop in Exmouth, which looks like bad news for bowlers in this season’s Over-60s County Championship.

The former Budleigh Salterton left-hander smacked 19 fours and six sixes on his way to 154 in Devon’s 45-over total of 258 for four. Two sixes cleared the trees and ended up in the road!

Fellow opener Nigel Ashplant may have missed out – he was in and out for one – and Richard Tidball didn’t fare much better either.

Newing and skipper Nick Rogers put on 172 for the third wicket – not bad in 28 overs – then Bob Heaman (29) was Newing’s running mate in a stand of 56.

Newing was dismissed with eight balls to go.

Somerset., who included former Paignton player Graham Poulton, were all out in reply for 162.

At 102 for three approaching halfway, Somerset were in the running.

A three-wicket burst from Tidball (4-32) shout out the middle order, leaving Keith Bell (4-7) to knock over the tail.

Somerset’s last five wickets went for 30 runs en route to 162 all out.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

12 minutes ago

Harry Tincknell’s Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT finished third at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan on Sunday.

Read more

Sidmouth Town Under-15s went down 4-1 on their visit to Honiton for an Exeter and District Youth League game played out in the strong winds thrown up by Storm Callum.

Read more

Exmouth Town are through to the second round of the FA Vase following a very hard-earned victory over a gritty and resilient Elburton Villa, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Exmouth Nomads were in hastily-arranged action at Cullompton where they produced a dominant performance to win 53-5.

Read more

The Budleigh men played their second match in the Sidmouth League against Lyme Regis, writes David Roberts.

Read more

The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans throughout England, Wales and Scotland, giving drivers the opportunity to revisit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event, writes Geoffrey Pickett

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05

Four swimmers from Exmouth Masters travelled to Weston-super-Mare to compete in the Swim England South West Region Masters Championships, writes Marcus Allen.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:40

All at Madeira Bowls Club were simply delighted to learn of our gardening team’s success at the Exmouth in Bloom presentation evening attended by Joy Penberthy and secretary David Macaulay, writes Jean Healey.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:39

Exeter teams dominated prizegiving at the Bradleys East Devon Youth League awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:33

With the 2018 eventing season drawing to its conclusion, Bicton Arena will be in celebratory mood next weekend with its four-day international competition, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications