Cliff bags four wickets for second week running as Exmouth march on

PUBLISHED: 09:55 16 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 18 June 2010

EXMOUTH march on at the top of the A Division of the Francis Clark Devon League after another maximum points win on Saturday afternoon.

EXMOUTH march on at the top of the A Division of the Francis Clark Devon League after another maximum points win on Saturday afternoon.

A seventh game unbeaten and a fifth outright victory in seven starts this term, keeps the Maer men eight points clear of second placed Heathcoat and 34 points ahead of third placed Sandford on a day when all three of the leading sides picked up maximum twenty point hauls.

Once again, the Exmouth innings was underpinned by a simply outstanding innings from David, Lye who followed up his previous week's near ton knock with an imperious 90, leading the side to maximum battings points and a close of 203-8. Stewart Rintoul was the best of the rest with 34.

When visitors Cornwood batted they were bundled out for just 93.

Michael Cliff, who had announced his presence in the side the previous week with a four wicket haul, matched that feat claiming impressive figures of 4-23. Trevor Anning, Toby Ingham and Chris Metters each bagged a brace of wickets and the job was done very efficiently and effectively.

What made the win all the more impressive was that Cornwood had lost just the one game in their previous six outings prior to a Maer mauling!

This coming weekend sees Exmouth again at home when they entertain a Barton side who went down by 89 runs at home to Heathcoat on Saturday.

The week after, they reach the half way stage of the season with a trip to Torquay and, if they are still in pole position and unbeaten at stumps on Saturday week, they will consider themselves very much on target to make a triumphant return to the top flight of Devon County cricket that they left in 2008.

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