Four wickets for Creer in Clyst St George win
PUBLISHED: 08:46 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 20 June 2018
Clyst St George were too good for visiting Upottery with the Bohea Field men claiming only a second success of the D Division East season, beating the East Devon visitors by 42 runs.
After being invited to bat first, the top three batsmen, Chris Ferro (40) and Freddie Creer (30) and Dan Kendall (34), helped see their side to 121-3 and, after the loss of Andrew Donovan for six, Dan Takle (27) and number six bat, Sam Read added an important 54 for the fifth wicket.
Skipper Harry Attwater (4) and Bertie Creer (7), fell cheaply, but Read was not out 46 at the close as Clyst St George ended on 218-7 after their 45 overs.
Bertie Creer and Ollie Manning were given the new ball duties by Attwater and the pair responded by both claiming early success to leave the reply 19-2. That was soon 116-5 with a Dan Takle inspired run out followed by wickets for Sam Read, courtesy of a Bertie Creer catch, and Chris Ferro.
A 30-run sixth wicket partnership gave the visitors some hope, but that was ended by an Adam Ykhlef catch off Andrew Donovan and, from 146-6, Upottery fell away to be all out for 176 in 41 overs.
Bertie Creer led the bowling honours with figures of 4-25 from seven overs and all the other five bowlers used, Ollie Manning, Sam Read, Andrew Donovan, Dan Kendall and Chris Ferro, each claimed a single wicket.
On Saturday (June 23), Clyst St George host Countess Wear.