Exmouth blown away by Barlow at Sidmouth
PUBLISHED: 08:49 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 08:49 16 May 2013
Exmouth suffered a 32-run defeat in a low scoring game at Sidmouth where they were undone by the performance of one player, Scott Barlow.
The home team were in all sorts of trouble, eight wickets down and just 98 on the board when Barlow, batting at number nine, struck a defiant unbeaten 43 to guide the Fortfield side to 148 in 42 overs.
Trevor Anning bowled a superb spell of line and length to return tidy figures of 1-15 in nine and Parvathaneni (2-23), David Lye (2-6), Gary Chappell (1-29) and Orchard (1-23) all chipped in with what looked like a match winning performance from the Maer men’s bowlers.
However, that Barlow knock was to prove decisive for the Exmouth reply floundered on 116.
Barlow ripped the heart out of the Exmouth top order claiming four wickets I as many deliveries to leave the Maer men reeling on 20-5. Sandy Allen (31) and Gary Chappell (25), the latter again batting superbly from the number seven slot, managed to edge the reply over 50, but once both departed, each claimed by Sidmouth skipper Will Murray, the home side were able to claim the points and become one of just three teams in the top flight to record two victories from as many early season outings.
On Saturday Exmouth travel to a Torquay side that, like the Maer men, has a won one and lost one record so far this term.
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