England shines on superb batting strip
PUBLISHED: 10:09 23 June 2010
BUDLEIGH Under-15s were 91 run winners when they faced neighbours Exmouth in a Bradley's East Devon League game.
Playing their second game in three days did not seem to concern the Ottermouth youngsters and, with many of the 22 boys in action attending the same school there was a lot more at stake than simply league points!
Playing on a superb Maer ground wicket it was Budleigh who batted first.
Openers Rice and England continued their excellent form this term scoring at ten runs an over. England, clearly relishing the ideal batting conditions, retired on 52 not out and this brought the big-hitting Jack Dart to the wicket.
Dart did not disappoint, thumped a quick-fire 51 before he too, retired with his wicket intact.
Rice was then caught at mid-wicket for 40 leaving Ollie Howard and Aaron Conway to continue the run purge.
Howard was caught after scoring 12 from four balls faced whilst Conway saw the innings to its close with an unbeaten eight and the other not out batsman was Adam Jones with seven.
When the hosts batted it was Jack Dart who was pick of the visiting bowlers with an exceptional burst of quick bowling that saw him return the figures of 3-15. Jones claimed a brace and the only disappointment for Budleigh was that they were not able to bowl the hosts out inside the 20 overs, they did however bank 19 points from their 91 run win.