Local cricket results
PUBLISHED: 14:30 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:24 10 June 2010
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BUDLEIGH Salterton are heading for the last four of the Devon Senior Cup following an 89-run Sunday afternoon win over Bovey Tracey. Bovey might have felt they had done the hard bit after bowling Budleigh out for 176 with five of their 40 overs to go
BUDLEIGH Salterton are heading for the last four of the Devon Senior Cup following an 89-run Sunday afternoon win over Bovey Tracey.Bovey might have felt they had done the hard bit after bowling Budleigh out for 176 with five of their 40 overs to go - Pakistani paceman Ali Pasha taking three for 29.But a five-wicket burst from Budleigh paceman Mike Cliff (5-14) put the skids under Bovey, who were all out for 87 in reply.Budleigh's batting was solid rather than spectacular with Chris Horne top scorer on 43 and skipper Ian Bishop next best on 41 against one of his former clubs.Waiting for Budleigh in the next round will be Sidmouth, who were five-wicket winners in the derby clash with Exmouth.Sidmouth dropped Somerset's Arul Suppiah in the first over - keeper Marc Jenkins putting him down off Neil Hancock's bowling - and the Malaysian-born all-rounder punished the lapse by smacking 83.James Burke made 20 in Exmouth's opening stand of 87 with Suppiah.Richard Baggs (81no) and Chris Jelley (24no) added 67 unbroken at the end.Sidmouth were taken to the brink of victory by opener Josh Bess, who helped himself to 111.A partnership of 112 for the first wicket with Anthony Griffiths (41) pointed Sidmouth in the right direction. Bess and James Macey (32) added 99 more for the second wicket.l Burke hit a maiden Premier Division century on Saturday as Exmouth moved off the bottom of the table with a 59-run win over Plymouth.Burke was unbeaten on 107 in an Exmouth total of 198 for six, a total that didn't look enough when Plymouth were 105 for four in reply.But spinner Andy Buzza wreaked havoc in the bottom half of the Plymouth order on his way to figures of five for 20. Six wickets fell for 34 runs as Plymouth crashed to 139 all out.Exmouth might be off the bottom - Torquay slipped behind them after their draw with Plympton - but there is some way to go yet before they are safe.The first objective is to overhaul Paignton, who are six points ahead. However, Exmouth are moving in the right direction at last.l BUDLEIGH Salterton and Exeter tied in a nail-biter at Ottermouth.Exeter managed 188 for six in 50 overs - Marshall Hood top scoring on 80 - then bowled Budleigh out for the same score.Budleigh were understandably disappointed not to find one more run from somewhere, but they would have settled for a tie at 52 for six in reply.A stand of 114 between Rob Newman (65) and Ian Bishop (58) got Budleigh right back in the game, but made not winning that bit harder to stomach.l EXMOUTH 2nd XI took a massive step away from relegation danger when they won by 46 runs at Plymouth.There are 60 points left to play for and Exmouth only need 12 to be sure of safety.Exmouth were all out for exactly 250 at Peverell Park - James Windsor top scoring with 63 and J J Debenham and Toby Ingham both making 30s.Ben Robins (4-86) and super veteran Martin Gill (3-64) were the leading wicket takers for Plymouth.Plymouth were 174 for five in reply after Jake Libby (53) and James Nicholls (39) had done the ground work. Andy Ware made 37.Once the slump started there was no halting it as Plymouth crashed to 204.Billy Buckingham with five for 33 and Debenham (2-49) took the wickets that mattered.TOPSHAM ST JAMES Under-14s have, for the 4th year in succession, completed a season and finished in the top two. The final game saw them beat Whimple by six wickets. Alexander Sparkes and Jack Richardson bowled very well and between thgem claimed three of the five wickets to fall. Alec Bosomworth and Rhys Beauchamp took the others as Whimple closed their twenty over spell at the wicket on 108-5, thanks mainly to another fine knock from Jack Dart (43ret'd).The reply got the prefect start, Sam Cooper and Ryan Clark seeing 20 onto the board before Cooper departed, run out. Bosomworth was in and out rather quickly and it was left to skipper Jack Richardson to bat his side to victory.Leading by example, Richardson was not out 42 at the close and, with Joe Tomlinson the other undefeated batsman, on 12, Topsham St James were able to claim victory with nearly three overs of the contest remaining.Brian Bosomworth's young side first started playing together in Under 9 soft ball cricket and have progressed through the age groups. In recent years they were runners-up in the Under-11s and followed that by winning the Under-12 crown. Last year they were runners-up in the Under-13 section and this year they have claimed the title after going all through the league campaign undefeated.Bosomworth says: "The side has matured and without doubt the fact that so many of them have also been gaining experience playing in men's cricket has helped no end. We have two or three very strong batters in the side and a well balanced bowling attack with three spinners, two pace men and one lad who can swing the ball quite considerably. It's a good mix and it clearly works well." The youngsters will return next summer to play at Under-15 level, the recent year on year statistics suggesting it's the runners-up berth again next season. Don't bet on Bosomworth's boys changing that!The cricket season for the youngsters, certainly in terms of the various age group leagues, is drawing to a close but there are still a number of games being played and the Under-11 match between Exmouth and Seaton served up a draw, with both sides scoring 75.Seaton batted first and the bowling of Nicky Bolt kept them pinned down whilst Keegan Rowlands also claimed a wicket and he held a smart catch at mid-wicket. A man short, Exmouth 'borrowed' one of the Seaton youngsters and, after some superb batting from Dan Escott who retired after passing 30 classy runs, and a cameo knock from young Rowlands that saw him score 13 before being run out, it was down to the last pair at the wicket to try and get the one run that would mean the difference between sharing the spoils or winning the game.Sadly for Exmouth, the last ball of the game saw their 'borrowed' player caught and the match ended in a very honorable, and exciting, tie.Exmouth Coach Adam Rowlands said: "You had to feel for the poor lad who stepped in to make up our number. He was in a classic 'no win' situation facing the final ball knowing that, if he got a run, his side would lose and yet the team he was on would win! As it happens he hit the final ball well and it was a good catch that settled the issue. As games go, this one was very exciting and it epitomised everything that is good about youth cricket."Exmouth Under-17s are off to Ottery this coming Sunday when they take part in the first ever Under-17 'Finals Day'.With the sponsorship of County Sports it was felt that a Finals Day would give more credance to the conclusion of the senior age group in the East Devon Youth League and as a result four sides will battle it out in two semi-finals and a final.PACER Mike Cliff was Budleigh Salterton's match winner in a 48-run Premier 2nd XI win at Exeter.Exeter looked like hanging on for a draw before Cliff came back to bowl the final over and claimed the last wicket with two balls to spare.Neil Murrin and skipper Ian Taylor both scored half centuries as Budleigh racked up 236 for seven. They put on 104 for the second wicket.Tscehpo Legodi and Dan Poulson were lively early on - Taylor was hit on the helmet dodging a bouncer none too well - but it was Adam Smith (3-62) and Christian Bostock (2-48) who took the bulk of the wickets.Taylor went to 50 and got out almost immediately trying to hit the ball down the ground. Murrin went in a similar manner.Lloyd Murrin (27) and Cliff (29) made quick runs and there was a chip in from Charlie Morris of 24.Exeter limped to 28 for three, then recovered to 81 without further loss thanks to James Street (31) and Richard Nelsey. Street was dismissed by a brilliant diving catch at cover by James Sharkey.Legodi (30) and James Parkin (42) took the fight to Budleigh, but a double strike by Morris (4-23) got them both and put Exeter on the slide.Exeter were 173 when the ninth wicket went, bringing Matt Medway into the middle to block it out. Cliff (4-62) came back and bagged Medway two balls from the end of the final over.Taylor said he rated this win as one of the best since he took over as captain.l WOODBURY skipper James Kavanagh bemoaned his side's selection problems after they fell to a four-wicket home defeat at the hands of Woodland Fort."We were light on the ground - at least six regular players were unavailable - but all should be back next week," said Kavanagh, whose side entertain Countess Wear this Saturday.Fort struck twice early on - a wicket each for Marc Humphries and Jamie Reynolds - then ran into Kavanagh, who gave nothing away making 48.Kavanagh could not bat at both ends though as Fort bowers Gary Blake and Mike Burnett applied the pressure.Blake (3-21 off 11 overs) and Burnett (5-25) bowled 23 overs between them, picking up eight wickets for just 47 runs.The Fort were left to chase just 106. Matt Mackay with 56 not out led the Plymouth side's chase.l Woodbury 2nd XI suffered a heavy defeat at Kentisbeare and now need to string some wins together to avoid relegation. With four regulars called into first-team action, and others unavailable, Woodbury travelled with 10 men and were soon in trouble after being put into bat with David Allen dismissed in the second over for a duck. Kevin Miller (25) and Ross Jarvis (15) steadied the ship, but wickets fell at regular intervals. Andy Smale hit two sixes and four fours on his way to top scoring with 34 in Woodbury's total of 119 all out. Twelve-year-olds Riodan Deehan-Jackson and Eddie Cook both made their senior debuts, with the first named hitting three fours in his score of 13. Woodbury reduced the hosts to 12 for two in reply, but that was the end of the wicket taking as Southall (60no) and Cole (40 no) steered their side to victory.CLYST St George are still biding their time in third spot in the B Division, waiting for the second-time-around meeting with second-placed Heathcoat to, after thumping Cockington by 123 runs.Alex Blest hammered a depleted Cockington attack for a top score of 73 not out in a total of 251 for five.Clyst opened up with a 72-run stand between Tim Read (45) and Peter Andrews (32). Graham White was in and out for 28, then Blest and Steve May (14) plundered 47 for the sixth wicket.Blest cashed in against the Cockington bowling with seven sixes.Cockington were skittled out for 121 in reply and only got that many thanks to tail-ender James Howrihane making 21 not out. Pete Lowry (4-37) did the early damage with the ball, leaving Chris Cook (5-42) to spin out the rest.l Clyst St George 2nd XI pushed leaders Plymouth every inch of the way before losing a high-scoring thriller by one wicket.Sam Cook (54no) was there at the end for Clyst in a total of 244 for eight. Alan Welsh (44) and Doug Wibberley (47) had gone before.Keith Barlow (108) and Bob Luscombe (53) jacked the score up to 220 for four - then Clyst hit back.Six wickets fell at a run each, leaving Al Stewart (1no) and Nigel Hughes (8no) to creep over the line.