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PUBLISHED: 10:48 20 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:10 10 June 2010

P3401-25-08SH Budleigh batsman Ben Slack deflects a ball from Neil Hancock that saw the end of his innings on the Fortfield during their game with Sidmouth on Saturday
Picture by Simon Horn.

P3401-25-08SH Budleigh batsman Ben Slack deflects a ball from Neil Hancock that saw the end of his innings on the Fortfield during their game with Sidmouth on Saturday Picture by Simon Horn.

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Harrison Folland was in fine form as he helped take Exmouth Under 17s to a 74 run win at Axminster on Monday night, this the first win of what has been, to date, a weather hit season for the youngsters.

Harrison Folland was in fine form as he helped take Exmouth Under 17s to a 74 run win at Axminster on Monday night, this the first win of what has been, to date, a weather hit season for the youngsters.Folland (40), George Greenway (29) and Oliver Marks (27no) were the main contributors in a twenty over score of 168-5 and then Greenaway (3-16), together with a brace of wickets for Jay McAllister, saw to it that the home reply closed on 94 all out. Exmouth Coach Jim Marks said: "It was a very good all round display. Harrison (Folland) got us off and running and as a result we produced a big score, then the bowlers set to work, it was all very promising."Woodbury went down to Sandford by a margin of seven wickets in an U12 game. After being invited to bat, Woodbury managed to score 103-5 thanks to a fine 32 from Deehan-Jackson whose knock included four fours and a five. Jarman (20), Roberts (19) and Manning (10) also made contributions, although the final total might perhaps have been more after what was a superb opening stand between Deehan-Jackson and Jarman that saw 60 runs added in the first 13 overs. It was very nearly a good enough score to win though as the Woodbury bowlers, whilst not taking wickets, kept things so tight that the home victory was not confirmed until the fourth ball of the penultimate over. Roberts, Douglas and Owen each took a single wicket as Sandford closed on 105-3. James Plowman took a splendid catch.Woodbury Under 12s were also in action at Honiton in an evening game, one they won by nine wickets. Alex Manning (3-4), George Jarman (3-4), Riordan Deehan-Jackson (1-4), Edward Cook (1-7) and James Roberts (1-0) were the wicket takers as the home side were restricted to 65-9 from their twenty overs. Young Roberts' 1-0 came from two very accurate overs.There were also three very good catches taken by the Woodbury fielders, Deehan-Jackson holding a diving effort to dismiss Molly Johnson off the bowling of Eddie Cook, whilst both Harry Douglas and Will Jones held on to fine catches. It took Woodbury just 8.4 overs to wrap up the win. George Jarman with four 4s, was the only batsman to be dismissed, he walked for 26, whilst the unbeaten batsmen at the close were Deehan-Jackson (13no) and James Roberts (13no). Budleigh met Ottery St Mary in an Under-13s match and it was the Otters who came out on top after they batted first and scored151-5 in 20 overs, led by Richard Harvey (40) and Jason Pope (22) before some late hitting from jack Webber (34). Elliot Rice, who had earlier taken a fine catch behind the wicket, opened for Budleigh and carried his bat throughout the reply, finishing unbeaten on 37 but he ran out of partners and the team total at the close stood on 80 all out from 16.1 overs. The pick of the Ottery bowlers was Johnny Golder with two wickets for four runs off 1.1 overs. Ottery's manager, Emma Webber, said: "The key to our success was some really sharp fielding that yielded four run outs, each with direct hits on the stumps, and a couple of outstanding catches, by Jason Pope and Fred Cave. Seaton under-13s lost their proud season-long unbeaten record when going down to 27 runs by Axminster. This was most certainly a 'bad day at the office' for the Seaton youngsters that saw them drop a number of catches, and also display some most uncharacteristic fielding errors. Axminster batted first and were in some trouble at 39-5 after nine overs thanks to a brace of wickets for Chris Aplin, and also for Jake Richards, Toby Price, Theo Boalch and James Rutherford, whilst both George Richards and Stuart Wright also turned their arms over. Gordon (24no), Rocket (13) and Fuzzard (13) got the runs as the innings closed on 97-8 after 20 overs. It was a devastating early burst from Matt Rocket that saw the Axminster youngster claim 3-13 from his four overs and this left the Seaton reply very much on the back foot. Other wickets fell to Smith, Fuzzard and Hickman and the reply ran out of steam on 70-9. Under-11 player George Dowse struck a brave and resilient 15, Jake Richards hit 12, Kieran Love 11 and wicketkeeper James Prior chipped in with six.Ottery St Mary got the better of Upottery in an Under 11 hardball pairs cup match. Batting first, the Otters scored 164 with the main contribution coming from the pairings of Ollie Reed and Tom Gurney (34) and then Tom Hinch and Jack Roberts (20). Matt Broome and Tom Perry both bagged braces of wickets for Upottery who were in all sorts of trouble in their reply, at one stage minus one! But Broome and Jed Jackson got the reply back into credit and they finished up on a creditable 134. It was the four-pronged pace attack from Ottery that proved decisive with Ollie Reed (3-8), Jack Roberts (2-10), George Southall-Brown (2-10) and Michael Overton who, although wicketless, helped maintain the pressure.BUDLEIGH Salterton were knocked off top spot in the Premier Division when they went down by six wickets in the derby clash with Sidmouth on the Fortfield.Budleigh were bowled out three overs early against Sidmouth with opener Sandy Allen's 42 the best they could muster with the bat.A second-wicket stand of 46 between Allen and Steve Spoljaric ended when Spoljaric wandered down the wicket to Sidmouth seamer Will Murray and failed to make contact. Mark Jenkins had the bails off in a flash.Murray, who went on to claim five for 42, bowled Allen then Tom Viljoen for 29.Devon captain Bob Dawson was bowled round his legs by Louis Talay (2-27) and after he went Budleigh declined as their last five wickets went for 31 runs.Ben Howgego, who got into a personal battle with Neil Hancock, was not out on 23 in the final tally.Sidmouth got away to a racing start with Anthony Griffiths (23) putting on 40 first up with Josh Bess.A reaction caught-and-bowled by Spoljaric accounted for Griffiths, then Jamea Macey came and went for 10 with Matt Webb winkling him out.By the time Webb got Hancock out for 34 with a ball that went away and clipped the outside edge on the way through to keeper Allen, the game was almost up.Bess was on 55 when he smashed an Ian Bishop short ball to mid-wicket with the target down to 28. Matt Cooke (15no) and Nick Gingell (19no) knocked off the rest.EXMOUTH remain one off the bottom of the Premier Division table following their six-wicket defeat away to new leaders Plympton.Exmouth laboured to 158 for seven against Plympton, a total built around a dogged 71 from opener James Burke.Burke faced 154 balls, hitting just four boundaries in a mammoth occupation of the crease that lasted until he was sixth out, on 140, to a catch behind off Keith Donohue.Exmouth found runs hard to come by against Donohue and Devon spinner Arwyn Jones, whose 15 overs cost just 23 runs and earned him the wickets of Andy Buzza and Richard Baggs.The only batsman other than Burke to get past 20 was Chris Jelley (28).Exmouth didn't have the firepower to restrain Plympton for long and a double strike by Carson Lederle, who had Andy Walter and Lewis Gregory both caught behind, proved a false dawn.Plympton went from 37 for two to 136 for three on the back of a 99-run stand between David Wrench (65) and Dan Robotham (49).Wrench, who faced 97 balls and hit a six and seven fours, went 23 runs from the end to an Ed Yeo catch off his own bowling.Robotham saw it through for Plympton.Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton clash at Ottermouth this Saturday (1.30pm).

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