Good weekend for Exmouth and Clyst St George
PUBLISHED: 10:44 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 10 June 2010
BOTH Exmouth and Clyst St George struck big wins in their respective Devon League Division's at the weekend.
BOTH Exmouth and Clyst St George struck big wins in their respective Devon League Division's at the weekend.With the sun shining down ,conditions certainly suited the batsmen and Clyst St George skipper Graham White (pictured left), was one of a number of local players to make fine scores.Clyst St George were comfortable winners over visiting Barnstaple & Pilton in their B Division meeting.Exmouth, who have found early life in the A Division hard to adjust to, made a massive statement of intent with a magnificent all-round effort, first with bat and then with the ball, as they put South Devon to the sword.Budleigh Salterton were not able to make it a glorious treble as they were held to a draw by Sandford and Woodbury dished up a below par peformance with the bat as they slumped to defeat at Honiton but there was glory for Topsham St James who beat ten man Hemyock at Bonfire Field where home skipper Brian Bosomworth found himself bowling a hat-trick ball for the second Saturday running!Sadly, unlike seven days before, his third delivery did not bring the desired result but he did have the satisfaction of seeing his side win again.Cricket was a big winner all round last weekend, in glorious weather and, on Sunday, a large crowd gathered at the Maer ground on the seafront to enjoy a thrilling Twenty20 contest between Somerset and Devon.The Cidermen had Marcus Trescothick (30) and South African Z De Bruyn (42no) as their top run-getters in a score of 149-4. Having lost narrowly in their first Twenty20 game against Warwickshire Bears, Devon were keen to have a real go at the total and were worthy winners as Marshall Hood smashed a boundary off the Steffan Jones in the final over of the contest to seal a superb victory.