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PUBLISHED: 15:32 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 10 June 2010

P6163-27-08AW Clyst St. George (batting) V Axminster (bowling). Tim Read. Pic by Alex Walton

P6163-27-08AW Clyst St. George (batting) V Axminster (bowling). Tim Read. Pic by Alex Walton

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BUDLEIGH Salterton saw the chance of a place in the Premier Division record books slip away during their 68-run win at Plympton. Opener James Burton was Budleigh's top scorer in a modest total of 127 all out.

BUDLEIGH Salterton saw the chance of a place in the Premier Division record books slip away during their 68-run win at Plympton.Opener James Burton was Budleigh's top scorer in a modest total of 127 all out.Plympton slumped to 18 for seven in reply and looked certs to be all out for a new Premier Division low.The previous worst was the 29 Chudleigh were bowled out for last season... by Plympton!Most of the damage was done by Devon paceman Ian Bishop, who had five of the seven wickets to fall. Steve Spoljaric took the other two.Wasim Mohammed (10) and Karl Prescott (5) got past the previous low, then Keith Donohue (6) and son Craig (12) got the tally up to 59 all out.Bishop finished with five for 15 and there were two wickets each for Spoljaric and Matt Webb.Budleigh were glad of the assistance given by second team regulars Burton and Chris Horne.When Burton was caught behind off Lewis Gregory, he had made 34 of 71 on the board.Tom Viljoen had already gone for 15 to Keith Donohue - then Ben Slack and Bishop went in quick succession to Prescott (2-35).Horne anchored the tail-end effort after coming in at 77 for six.l RICHARD Baggs and Phil Holland came to Exmouth's rescue by holding on for a draw in the basement clash with Sandford on the Maer.Sandford posted a respectable 232 for nine in 50 overs - Matt Theedom (63) and Trevor Anning (42) the pacesetters with the bat - then Anning (4-18) and David Lye reduced Exmouth to 24 for five in reply.Baggs, clearly motivated by playing against one of his former teams, put on 40 with Chris Jelly as the comeback started.When Lye claimed Jelly caught and bowled, Exmouth were 64 for six and looking down the barrel of a defeat.Baggs batted through to make 69 not out, which came off 118 balls and included nine boundaries, in a stand of 111 with Holland that saved the match.Holland, who came in with 25 overs to go, nudged his way to 63 not out from 88 balls. He also hit nine fours.Adrian Small, a former Exmouth captain, made 30 in an opening Sandford stand of 65 with Theedom.Anning's 42 off 45 balls gave Sandford some impetus again after they had slowed from 104 for two to 152 for five. Anning and Mike Durand (29) put on 44 for the sixth wicket.Exmouth are still bottom of the table, where they are 14 points adrift of safety. The team they have to catch is Paignton, who entertain them at Queens Park this Saturday in a relegation 40 pointer.A STUNNING counter-attack by Adam Olesky rescued victory for Woodbury as they beat Exeter Civil Service by two wickets in a thrill-a-minute contest at Foxhayes.Chasing 123, Woodbury should have been confident of victory but, when Mike Skidmore and Howard Rose cut through the top order, they were reduced to 37 for six with 48 overs to go.Olesky turned the game upside-down in the space of two overs. He took 17 from the bat off Skidmore's next over and 15 from the following one from Rose, reaching an astonishing 40 from 19 balls. Skidmore (3- 31) and Rose (3-38) were whipped out of the attack, as Civil tried to change the pace of the game.Stand-in skipper Martin Cook was dismissed with the score on 89, but had only contributed six in a partnership of 52 lasting 24 minutes. With the help of Matt Plowman, Olesky took Woodbury to within six of victory. He was dismissed by the wily Rehann Caryl, having scored 66 from 51 balls with three sixes and six fours.It was left to 15-year-old Plowman to see Woodbury home. He finished the game with a boundary and the second highest score of the innings (14no).l Woodbury 2nd XI put up their best batting performance of the season against Uplyme & Lyme Regis but couldn't quite manage a victory.Woodbury's openers Kevin Miller and David Allen got off to a rapid start, adding 62 in 11 overs, before Allen was bowled for 36. Miller was next out for 41, adding a further 58 for the second wicket with Richard Hill (42). A big score looked on the cards until a mini collapse saw the score go from 120 for one to 148 for five, but Chalky White (21), Andy Smale (16) and Mickey Beer (14no) all hit useful late runs to see Woodbury up to 212 for nine from their 46 oversUplyme lost two early wickets, one apiece to Simon Butler and Martin Glew.Opener Tim Daniel responded well, hitting 62 in a third-wicket stand of 61 and the game was in the balance at 99 for three at the halfway stage.Woodbury then pulled off a couple of great catches, one each from Robbie Carter and Martin Glew, as wickets tumbled. With the dismissal of Daniel, Uplyme shut up shop and batted out for a draw on 169 for seven. Beer (3-32) bowled well, supported by Miller (2-17).l EXMOUTH Raleigh travelled to Plympton in the Instant Office South Devon League, wary of what the traditionally strong opposition would pose.Raleigh shouldn't have worried though as they ran out comfortable winners by seven wickets.Plympton won the toss and elected to bat. Rich Arnold (5-39) bowled a fast and hostile spell and was backed up by left arm quick Matt Tarry (2-44). The Plympton score card was a bizarre sight. Only three players scored runs, with seven ducks. The three players who did score runs set a useful target of 170 for Raleigh to chase.Opening batsmen Rob Lowe and Danny Loman (17) set about the target with gusto.Lowe made a career best 56 and was involved in two match-winning partnerships, firstly with Alan Pyne (37) then wicketkeeper batsman Lloyd Loman (30no).CLYST St George's unbeaten run ended when they were seven-wicket losers against Axminster.Axminster's promotion hopes would have suffered a massive setback had they lost and the side didn't lack for motivation at the Bohea Field.Victory lifts them to fourth in the table at the halfway stage of the season, although they still trail second-placed Heathcoat by 22 points.Teenager Noah Hillyard (3-49) was the star of the show with the ball for his side, making the breakthrough, to end a partnership of 59 for the third wicket between Graham White (31) and Chris Cook (38).Other than Tim Read (35), it was a subdued batting performance from Clyst, not helped at all by three run-outs in a total of 198 all out.Danny Larcombe hit a faultless half century as Axminster set off in hot pursuit.Paul Miller (82) sealed the match with an innings packed with the full array of shots.l Clyst St George 2nd XI beat Alphington by three wickets to end the city side's three-match winning run.Alphas' total of 213 for eight was anchored by an unbeaten 101 from opener Tom Weeks. Matt Barnes made 22.Doug Wibberley and Ollie Witton shared six of the eight wickets to fall.Clyst scampered to victory on the back of half centuries from Sean Middleton (59) and Sam Cook (60no).

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