PUBLISHED: 16:49 24 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:21 10 June 2010
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BOB Dawson hit an unbeaten 104 as Budleigh Salterton hoisted a hefty 305 for five in a drawn game at North Devon. Devon captain Dawson smote five sixes and four fours during his stay.
BOB Dawson hit an unbeaten 104 as Budleigh Salterton hoisted a hefty 305 for five in a drawn game at North Devon.Devon captain Dawson smote five sixes and four fours during his stay. Budleigh got off to a flyer - Bishop (39) and Sandy Allen (31) putting on 41 - then Steve Spoljaric (57) mowed the bowling around in a stand of 80 with his skipper.Dawson came in when Bishop ran himself out and batted through from 121 for two to the close.Rob Newman chipped in with 54 and was with Dawson during a stand of 95 for the fourth Budleigh wicket.Neil Bettis (86) and Robert Gear (66) gave North Devon a 142-run start before Newman (3-57) made a breakthrough to remove Gear.The dangerman for Budleigh was North Devon's Aussie stroke-maker Stuart Rhodes, who was given out caught behind trying to sweep Bishop and went for 11.Bishop (3-59) accounted for Mike Hedden and Bettis, and there were two more wickets for Newman, as North Devon slowed to 197 for six.Martin Gear (43no) shored up what was left of the North Devon batting and even found time to give Matt Webb (1- 68) a bit of stick in the time left.Budleigh are second in the Premier table going into Saturday's home game with Exeter.Dawson's form continued for Devon in the drawn game with Cheshire played at Exmouth on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.Dawson made 55 not out in Devon's second innings total of 150 for three.l Exmouth lost by 64 runs to Sidmouth on Sunday in the inaugural McKinley White Twenty20 Finals day at Clyst St George.Star of the final was Sidmouth's Neil Hancock, who smashed a blistering 139 off 56 balls to help Sidmouth to 233 in their 20 overs. Exmouth put up a good fight in reply with skipper Richard Baggs leading with a brisk 73.Nick Gingell took four wickets for 23 runs for Sidmouth to usher Exmouth out for 169 in reply.Earlier in the day Exmouth had beaten Exeter in the first semi- final with opener Ed Yeo starring with 85 out of Exmouth's total of 179-6. Exeter mustered 158-7 in reply with Chris Travers taking 3-18. In the second semi-final, Sidmouth overcome Clyst St George with Hancock again the star with 89 out of a total of 228-4.Clyst managed just 55 all out in reply with Louis Talay taking 3-17.l DEVON play Kenya at Exmouth on Sunday in a 50-over friendly (noon).Kenya are in Devon warming up for the ICC World Cup qualifying tournament in Ireland next month.BUDLEIGH Salterton had North Devon under the cosh at Ottermouth but couldn't finish them off and had to settle for a winning draw.Lloyd Murrin, back from first team duty, slammed 56 off 19 balls as Budleigh raised 253 for eight. Murrin hit a number of sixes, one of which had startled guests at a children's picnic party on the boundary bank.Murrin's knock impressed his skipper, Ian Taylor, who said: "Lloyd's innings was magnificent."He dispatched every ball with top cricket shots. "People would pay to watch his batting when he comes off. North Devon simply had no answer."Taylor (47) and Neil Murrin (35) had already put on 65 for the third wicket in the face of super swing bowling from North Devon's Overton twins, Craig and Jamie.Lloyd White and 14 year old James Sharkey both made 19s.North Devon made a solid, if unspectacular, start, reaching 50 without loss in 15 overs, then dipped to 120 for six in reply as Taylor (3-51) and Jamie Burton (2-43) spun them out.The rot stopped with Jamie Overton (76) and Richard Kelly (35no), whose stand of 81 helped North Devon recover to 207 for seven.Taylor saw James Overton dropped on 49 and by the time Burton prised him out with three overs to go a draw was inevitable. North Devon were 207 for seven at stumps.l WOODBURY became the latest team to fall by the wayside against leaders Yelverton, who took maximum points from the meeting at Langton Park.But it was a close contest throughout and the table toppers only got home with three wickets to spare. Tim Greenslade (57) and Mark Lock (30) led Woodbury to 182, Sanjiv Shrivastav (4-41) and home skipper Rob Guy (3-29) doing the damage with the ball.Tight bowling and excellent out-fielding brought the visitors back into the game and it was only some late blows that secured the win for the hosts.Rob Bennett struck a half century and other runs came from Terry Stevens (32) and Paul Farnham (29) before some big hitting from Tom Rutherford (18no) who confirmed the victory with a big six. Other result: Feniton II 222-6 (M Salter 56, C Hayden 48, D Lewis 39), Woodbury II 105-8 (J Ingham 27no; D Allen 5-22). Feniton (15) drew with Woodbury (8).l EXMOUTH 2nd XI lost by 103 runs in the derby clash with Exeter on the Maer.Shaun Langford (68) and Simon Yeo (63) were the leading scorers in Exeter's total of 265 for seven.Will Pring (28) and Langford put on 60 at first wicket then Langford and Tshepo Legodi (46no) added 54 for the fifth.Exmouth's James Tapper, a 14-year-old colt, had three Exeter wickets for 43 runs.Exmouth were all out for 162 in reply when opener Tom Bookham (82no) finally ran out of people to bat with!Roger Wensley hit four fours then ran himself out and it wasn't until late in the day that Bookham got some support.Tapper and another youngster, George Greening, helped add another 50 for the last two wickets, but with 10 overs to go Exeter took the final wicket.Other result: Exmouth 3rd XI 268-8 (J Page 123, L Greenaway 53; S Morris 3-57), Kilmington 2nd XI 180 (G Watts 39, H Chesterton 30, L Baker 21; T Bird 6-59, M Elliott 4-45). Exmouth (20) bt Kilmington (8) by 88 runs.BIDEFORD gave Clyst St George a rude awakening when they defeated the promotion hopefuls by 78 runs.Led by Mike Warne (57no) and James Ford (55), lowly Bideford totalled a handy 228 for six.Pete Lowry (2-33) and Dominic Hazell (3-52) got the brake on for a while before Warne and Chris Luxton (28) upped the pace by putting on 53 for the sixth wicket. Dan Hart (9no) came in at the end to assist Warne in adding 53 unbroken for the last wicket.Clyst captain Graham White will still be wondering why his side didn't at least salvage a draw.White made 29, Kevin Coe hit 24 and Lowry top scored with 37.Hopes of winning had probably gone at 149 for six, but it should have been possible to bat out the remaining overs. It wasn't.The last four wickets fell for just one run added as Clyst were skittled out for 150 with four overs to go.l CLYST St George eased up to third place, leapfrogging Barnstaple along the way, on the strength of a 104-run win over Bideford.Veteran Paul Laverick rolled back the years with a fine 49 and Allan Welsh chipped in with 40 as Clyst totted up 205 all out. Oz Besley had 27.Ian Hayter (3-42) was pipped by Darren Wilcocks (4-45) in the Bideford bowling parade.Bideford were skittled out for 101 by Doug Wibberley (6-46) and Nigel Hardy (4-46). Best of a sorry set of scores for Bideford were Josh King (33no) and Hayter (19).Clyst host Cockington on Saturday. The 2nd XI visit Plymouth.Exmouth are stuck on the bottom of the Premier Division table following their draw at Exeter, despite fellow strugglers Paignton and Torquay both losing.But safety is a little closer as Exmouth only need 14 points to get out of the bottom two. They will be looking to take some of them off visiting Plymouth this Saturday.Rob Holman (60) top scored for Exeter in a total of 228 for eight. Aaron Williams chipped in with 33 - he and Holman put on 84 for the second wicket - and young Alex Brown underlined his undoubted promise by making 34. Exmouth's bowling was hit or miss at times, although skipper Richard Baggs and Andy Buzza finished with three wickets each.Exmouth's hopes of chasing were severely dented during a nine-ball spell that saw Exeter paceman Simon Bird whip out Stuart Rintoul, Chris Travers and Buzza for two ducks and a six!Skipper Baggs led by example with a gutsy knock of 80, accelerating as he went on, to finish with 11 fours and a six.Exeter's hopes of winning the game faded during the stand of 106 for the fourth wicket that Baggs shared with surviving opener James Burke (39).Adam Gribble (3-50) briefly had Exmouth in a spin as they tumbled from 135 for three to 145 for six.Ed Yeo (22no) and Phil Holland (12no) batted out the time left to salvage a draw.