Last pair help set up Exmouth 2nds victory
PUBLISHED: 13:05 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 14:06 29 June 2010
EXMOUTH 2nds completed the first half of their season with a stunning 44 run win over Bovey Tracey.
The game was played at a sun kissed Maer ground and, with the wicket looking like a peach, a game of high scores was expected, but not delivered!
Batting first, the home side were in all sorts of bother, nine down and 156 on the board.
Then the two most senior members of the side, skipper for the day Ashton Collinge and last man, Dave Owen, got together and promptly added 43, taking the total to a close of 199.
Owen finished unbeaten on 23 for the side single top score. Earlier there had been useful knocks from Jamie Tapper (20), Michael Collinge (20) and Jack Sargeant (20).
As it turned out, that last wicket partnership; proved to be the difference between the asides as Bovey Tracey were bundled out for 155 leaving Exmouth winners by 44 runs!
Jack Sargeant was the star of the show after tea. The University student, who was coached into a bowling change by Roger Newman in the Maer ground nets last summer – Sargeant used to send down left arm seam until the wily Newcombe recognised a style more suited to spin – with great results!
Sargeant returned figures of 4-63 and, with George Greenway giving great support with 2-12, Exmouth emerged as worthy winners.
Greenway deserves special mention. The youngster who is restricted to bowling seven overs in a session due to age, went for six in this first over and ended up with 2-12 from nine, indeed his last two overs of his first spell, and his last two of the match, saw him conceded not a single run!
What made the result all the more impressive was that this was only the second time this term that the table topers have been beaten and it was only the second win of the season for Exmouth 2nds!