Anning and Burke blast out South Devon
PUBLISHED: 10:01 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:06 10 June 2010
EXMOUTH at last showed their all round power to comprehensively put away South Devon, and pick up a maximum 20 points in the process.
EXMOUTH at last showed their all round power to comprehensively put away South Devon, and pick up a maximum 20 points in the process.Exmouth skipper Richard Baggs had been saying for a couple of weeks that winter signing Trevor Anning was surely very close to finding both the edge and, indeed ,the stumps of opposition batsmen and how he made hay in the glorious Saturday sunshine at the Maer Ground.Mind you, the Anning heroics were very much the dessert course, to what was a splendidly crafted performance by the side with first bat, and then ball.Batting first, the Exmouth top order all made runs as a total of 308-7 was left to stand loud, and proud, at the tea interval. David Lye (82), skipper Baggs (82), Andy Buzza (65) and Phil Holland (39) all made healthy contributions.Post tea, the star of the show was that man Anning, as he proved himself almost unplayable on what was a glorious batting surface.Working in tandem with James Burke, the pair had the visiting batsmen in all sorts of bother and the reply was done and dusted for a meagre 125, with 25 of those extras and an unbeaten 57 from one of the South Devon batsmen to boot!Anning finished with figures of 6-37 whilst Burke claimed 3-36 as Exmouth sent out a message of very serious intent.The victory moves them to within 14 of pace setters Braunton in the A Division and next up for Baggs and his merry men is Saturday's trip to a Chudleigh side who have lost each of their first five games this term and sit bottom of the table.