Clyst starting to look the real deal

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 10 June 2010

CLYST St George were very good value for a third win of the season when they humbled Barnstaple & Pilton by 98 runs to move smoothly into 4th spot in the B Division table.

CLYST St George were very good value for a third win of the season when they humbled Barnstaple & Pilton by 98 runs to move smoothly into 4th spot in the B Division table.It was a case of the top order setting the standard with Duncan Chave (92) and skipper Graham White (84) putting on a splendid 153 for the 3rd wicket.The late impetus came fromMatt Cook (47), enabling the Bohea Field side to close on a commanding 263-4.Barum, who had travelled down the North Devon Link Road with a couple of wins and just the one defeat under their early season belts, set off well in pursuit of the runs but the home bowlers were soon on top and it was a wonderful spell from Matt Cook that did the damage as he claimed a fivefer, finishing with figures of 5-35, whilst Mark Couch helped himself to 3-47 as the reply floundered on 165.So a maximum points haul for Graham White's side who now travel to meet more North Devon opposition when they visit Bideford on Saturday. The hosts have made an unbeaten start to the campaign, but they have also, as yet, failed to register a win, sitting three places, and 18 points below Clyst St George in thetable.Clyst St George 2nd XI drew their game with Barnstaple & Pilton II.Skipper Oz Besley bagged a brace of wickets and the main run-getters were Neil Anning (32) and Kevin Coe (27no).

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