Exmouth hit by the Barton rain.

PUBLISHED: 10:53 27 August 2010 | UPDATED: 10:53 27 August 2010

Exmouth batsmen Richard Baggs plays against Heathcoat at the Maer on Saturday.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 6357-29-10SH

Exmouth batsmen Richard Baggs plays against Heathcoat at the Maer on Saturday.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 6357-29-10SH

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Exmouth completed their Francis Clark Devon League away programme with a rain hit game at Barton.

EXMOUTH completed their away programme in this promotion winning season with a rain affected game at Barton on Saturday.

It was a shame that the game was not able to play to a finish a fascinating end was on the cards with both sides looking to win the game.

Exmouth had batted first and, in conditions that certainly suited bowling as opposed to batting, lost wickets at regular intervals with the final one falling with just 71 on the board.

Stuart Rintoul stuck a battling 29 but the only batsman to record double figures was Lloyd Lowman with 11.

Paul Warren then made sure that that total was very nearly a winning one as he claimed yet another fivefer for his side. Warren (5-24) and Trevor Anning (3-25), combined to have the hosts in all sorts of bother at 11-4 but they recovered to 64-8 when the Umpires took the teams off for a premature ending to the game.

With Heathcoat beaten by Cornwood in another contest ruined by the weather it means that when the fifth point is secured at the Maer ground this Saturday in the game with Torquay, the champagne that has been on ice for the last couple of weeks, can finally be popped and Exmouth will head back to the top flight of the Francis Clark Devon cricket League as A Division champions.

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