Davidson at the treble as Topsham St James under-11s gain revenge.
PUBLISHED: 16:06 01 June 2011
TOPSHAM St James exacted sweet revenge for an earlier season loss when they defeated Thorverton by 70 runs in an under-11 Pairs hard-ball meeting.
Lewis Dack and Dean Pym launched the Saints innings but Dack went for two in the first over with the opening pair missing a number of byes which may have proved costly later in the match.
Jay Warren and Ben Brady then took over and, despite a slow start, both managed to strike boundaries and, with some excellent running between the wickets, the pair took the total to 139 at the half-ways stage of the innings.
Despite Tom Harding being bowled the first ball he faced, he supported Samuel Warren well with some good running as young Warren struck five 4’s on his way to a splendid offering of 24 and, it was left to Lucas Appleton Pratt and Callum Davidson to see the side to a close of 197. Davidson striking a glorious six – but he then missed a straight one and was bowled!
In the Thors innings, Dack, Jay Warren, Pym, Harding and Davidson, all bowled tidily but there were no break-through’s and Thorverton reached half-way with 113 on the board.
The second half of the reply saw a dramatic change in circumstances as Harding, Brady and Appleton Pratt, all bowled important maidens.
The ball was then thrown to young Davidson who promptly took three wickets in a maiden over and that spell ended any Thors hope of looking to win the contest.
The reply closed on 127 leaving Topsham St James worthy winners. Coach Richard Warren said: “We batted very well and then bowled excellently and I do fell it is sweet revenge for the team after losing the first meeting by some 19 runs.”