Budleigh under-14s defeat Whimple

PUBLISHED: 19:05 16 June 2010 | UPDATED: 19:05 16 June 2010

BUDLEIGH under-14s defeated Whimple by eight wickets.

After winning the toss, Budleigh opted to field and, after the Whimple openers had made their way comfortably to 21 after six overs they struck!

Lawrence Constable managed to make the breakthrough, just reward from some excellent line and length and good variation of spin as he saw the end of the impressive Alex Evens (8). Constable was to go on and claim a second wicket to finish with figures of 2-11.

Wickets fell at regular intervals, although Fionn Wright batted well for Whimple, striking five boundaries in a knock of 24 before having his stumps toppled by Matt Murphy who finished with 2-15.

Will Price (1-10), James Plowman (2-8) and Ben Pritchard (1-11), were the other wicket takers, whilst some exceptional Budleigh ground fielding saw no fewer than five catches held and the innings closed with the score on 85.

Jon Bardot (0-11) and Marcus Gibbons (1-16) produced a fine spell of opening bowling and, at 21-1 after six overs, the run chase was on.

The early wicket to fall was that of James Plowman for four, well caught behind the stumps by Fionn Wright.

The loss of Plowman saw Sam Conway join Harry Parkin at the crease and the pair launched themselves into the opposition attack, seeing their side to a nine wicket win with as many as 6.4 overs still to be bowled.

Parkin struck an unbeaten 36, cracking four 4s and Conway was unbeaten on 37 with seven 4s.

Conway also smacked a superb six over square leg as Budleigh sailed to a comfortable victory.

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