Exmouth chalk up another three hundred plus score.

PUBLISHED: 16:21 21 May 2013

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Exmouth stroked their way past 300 for the second time this season as they swiftly banished memories of the previous weeks defeat at Sidmouth to comfortably brush aside the challenge of hosts Torquay.

Seb Benton was the undoubted start of the show as he cracked a magnificent 107 from just 97 deliveries with seven fours and six 6s.

The best of the supporting acts came fro the bat of opener Sandy Allen who hit a 65-ball 72 whilst Gary Chappell, in at number seven struck a quick fire 35 with three 4s and two 6s. Skipper Richard Baggs (22) and Trevor Anning (19) were the other home batsmen into double, figures.

David Lye retired hurt after facing just three balls, but such is the strength of the batting at the Maer this term, the team were able to cope without his mercurial skills to register an impressive 302-8 from their 50 overs.

Benton then made his mark in the field as he was responsible for the dismissal of the opening bat with some smart fielding and, when skipper Richard Baggs held a catch off the bowling of Trevor Anning, Torquay were 20-2. They made something of recovery but were unable to get anywhere near then hoe total, closing on 233-8.

V Parvathaneni picked up three wickets, Gary Chappell two and both Jamie Tapper and Trevor Anning claimed one each.

The win lifts Richard Baggs’ side to third in the fledgling table. Next up is Saturday’s home meeting with neighbours Budleigh who lost a third successive match last weekend, beaten at home by a Bradninch side so comfortably brushed aside by Exmouth on the opening day.

The top five after match day three of the season.

Sidmouth 3 3 0 0 0 58

Bovey Tracey 3 3 0 0 0 57

Exmouth 3 2 1 0 0 46

Plymouth 3 2 1 0 0 43

Torquay 3 1 2 0 0 32


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