Last pair set new Divisional record

PUBLISHED: 09:56 21 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:00 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH 2nd XI may well have lost their match at Sandford on Saturday but they did manage to set a new mark for the final wicket partnership in a 2nd XI Devon League Premier Division game with the 92 runs added by Lloyd Loman and George Greenway.

EXMOUTH 2nd XI may well have lost their match at Sandford on Saturday but they did manage to set a new mark for the final wicket partnership in a 2nd XI Devon League Premier Division game with the 92 runs added by Lloyd Loman and George Greenway.Visiting wickets had tumbled at regular intervals at Creedy Park and when 16 year old Greenway strode out to the wicket the score board showed 92 -9 and the pavilion clock was registering 3.30pm.An hour and a half later, when the players trooped off for tea, the score was doubled, no further wickets had been lost and the last pair had set a new league record for the final wicket beating the previous best of 72 by a Seaton pair back in 1992!Wicket keeper Loman walked off with an unbeaten 56 and young Greenway, his wicket also intact, had scored 36.The home side duly won the game but did lose six wickets in the process as 15 year old off spinner Jamie Tapper returned figures of 2-57 in 15 overs and leg spinner, 17 year old Michael Collinge sent down 14 overs returning figures of 2-45.Exmouth chairman Peter Langford, who scores for the club's 2nd XI set of the Creedy Park heroics by the last two: "It was quite remarkable. It was apparent at the beginning of the partnership that Lloyd (Loman) was looking to protect young George (Greenway) but ,after a while, you could see that the youngster was rapidly becoming more and more comfortable. The pair batted very sensibly and I am so pleased for them that they have set a new mark, beating a record that had been there for 17 years.


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