Exmouth bag first top flight win of season with Lye’s ton pivotal

PUBLISHED: 09:41 23 May 2012

Exmouth batsman Barnaby Huxtable pictured at the crease against North Devon at the Maer on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1150-21-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth batsman Barnaby Huxtable pictured at the crease against North Devon at the Maer on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 1150-21-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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It was a case of at the third time of asking as Exmouth banked their first win of the season with a comprehensive 83 run win over reigning champions North Devon.

David Lye was the star of the show as he stroked a run-a-ball century, finally dismissed for a ten boundary 107.

Andrew Buzza (47), skipper Richard Baggs (40) and Trevor Anning (37) all chipped in as The Maer men closed on 28-1-6 after their 50 overs..

Anning then gave Exmouth the best possible start post-tea as he trapped the in-form Dan Bowser leg before in the first over of the reply.

Wickets fell at regular intervals and it was only a seventh wicket partnership of 66 that pushed the North Devon total to its close on 282 with four balls of their 50 overs remaining.

Spinner Max Curtis was the principle wicket taker with three whilst five other bowlers claimed wickets. Trevor Anning’s 2-28 from ten was by far the best in terms of economy.

Exmouth travel to a Plymouth side that sprang then big surprise on match day three, inflicting first defeat of the campaign on Sidmouth.


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