Hurley impresses as Exmouth under-11s serve up disappointing performance at Seaton

PUBLISHED: 18:31 29 June 2011

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EXMOUTH under-11s returned to winning ways with a far from convincing 29 run win on Monday night at the Maer against Seaton.

Put into bat they had the worst possible start with James Horler trapped leg before wicket off the very first delivery! Max Reader(16) and Ed Hurley(15) started to rebuild the innings before both fell in quick succession to the bowling of Allen. Two further wickets quickly followed and, with half the twenty overs gone and half the side back in the pavilion, Exmouth had just 54 on the score board. With his score on two, Theo Northover offered a chance but was put down and how he made the hosts pay!

Together with Richard Hall he began to rebuild the innings. Hall went for nine and that brought Morgan Wright to join Northover and the pair put bat to ball with great effect, and that, coupled with some intelligent running between the wickets, enabled the pair to take their side to a closing total of 108-6. Wright finished unbeaten on 10 whilst Northover was not out 27.

Having batted themselves back into contention, Exmouth then served up their collective poorest bowling performance of the campaign to date.

Apart from Horler (2-2), Reader (2-8), Adey (1-7) and Hall (1-6), there were far too many wides sent down as Eaton comfortably completed a successful run chase.

One bonus for Exmouth was an excellent debut from Ed Hurley as wicket keeper. He impressed throughout and held a superb one handed catch.

Exmouth complete their league games for the season this coming Sunday with a home game against Sandford.

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