It's a family affair as Exmouth 2nds draw with North Devon.

PUBLISHED: 10:15 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:28 10 June 2010

THERE was an element of a family affair about the Exmouth 2nds winning draw at home to North Devon.

THERE was an element of a family affair about the Exmouth 2nds winning draw at home to North Devon.

It was a combination of Folland Junior followed by Folland Senior, with a number of other exceptional contributions from elsewhere, that saw the Maer men to a winning draw against North Devon 2nds.

Harrison Folland, who skippered last year's Devon under-15 side, top scored with 70 and his Father, Nick, was unbeaten on 30 as the Maer men closed on 180-4 in a game reduced to 36-overs per side.

There was a 53 run partnership for the 2nd wicket between young Folland and Australian Dale Mills (29).

Then, after Folland junior was fourth man out, with the score on 131, it was left to Folland senior and Michael Collinge to put bat to ball with great effect, adding 49 in just 26 minutes to take the side to the close.

The visitors were well up with the run chase and, 22 overs in , were looking well set on 108-3 ,but Dave Owen trapping Richard Screech leg before for 51 proved pivotal and the scoring rate slowed to such an extent that the reply closed on 159-8.

Owen went on to take 3-29 and there were even better figures of 4-39 from Mills, whilst the other wicket taker was Matt Tarry, who claimed the first one to fall.

On Saturday, the 2nd XI are again at home when they entertain a Plymouth side who will arrive at the Maer, one place and six points better off then the home side.

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