Chappell delivers Sunday best to guide Exmouth into Senior Cup last eight
PUBLISHED: 23:27 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 23:27 29 May 2013
Exmouth powered their way into the last eight of the Devon Senior Cup with a 148-run win at Hatherleigh.
It was a Sunday best from Gary Chappell as the all-rounder stroked his way to a magnificent 132 scored off just 94 balls in a two-hour stay at the wicket.
The former Bradninch skipper who joined the Maer men prior to the start of the season struck 15 fours and cracked eight 6s. He and David Lye (53) put on 136 for the second wicket from just 77 deliveries!
Such was the Chappell dominance of proceedings that when he was finally out in the 30th over, he had plundered half of his sides runs with the total standing on 269-4 as he returned to the Hatherleigh pavilion to a richly deserved standing ovation.
Exmouth closed on 328-7 in their 50 overs with only opening bat Sandy Allen (8) and Jamie Tapper (8 not out) the only batsmen not to register double figures in another powerful show from the Exmouth batting line-up.
Chappell then turned his arm over after tea and claimed 3-15 from his eight overs to complete an outstanding individual contribution to a big win for his new club.
Hatherleigh were bowled out for 180 in the 37th over with George Greenway, Jamie Tapper and Seb Benton all bagging braces of wickets.
In the last eight of the competition, due to be played on Sunday, June 16, Exmouth host Plymstock. The three other quarter final ties are; Sidmouth versus Torquay, Paignton versus Plymouth and Cornwood versus Exeter.
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