Mixed fortunes for Woodbury Colts

PUBLISHED: 09:42 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:15 10 June 2010

WOODBURY Under-13 went down to a powerful Ottery St Mary side, despite some fine individual performances.

WOODBURY Under-13 went down to a powerful Ottery St Mary side, despite some fine individual performances.Woodbury batted first and got off to a promising start with Deehan-Jackson (30) and Roberts (11) putting on 31 for the first wicket, with the Ottery opening bowlers making little impact.However, Webber, as first change, soon struck using his pacey left arm swing to good effect, removing Roberts with his second ball, followed by Jarman the ball after. Three further wickets in his four over spell put the visitors under pressure and then three late wickets by accurate spinner, Sam Porter, giving the ball plenty of air, saw Woodbury all out for 71 off 18 overs.Webber finished with very creditable figures of 5 for 8 off 4 overs with each of his victims having their stumps knocked over!The Ottery reply stuttered at the start thanks to some excellent Woodbury bowling but, once again, the experience of Richard Harvey showed as he led the way with a classy 36, ably supported by Jason Pope (11).Pyne, took the only wickets for Woodbury and finished with very respectable figures of 3 for 17 off 4 overs. However, it wasn't enough, and the home team cruised to victory with 10 overs to spare.Meanwhile the Woodbury Under-10 soft ball team won a thrilling encounter with Budleigh B by 9 runs. Batting first Connall Deehan-Jackson and Sam Corney gave their side an excellent start with a partnership of 31 and then Luke Davies and George Simms added another 31 to take their side to a close of 169. Green and Aumber were the Budleigh wicket takers. The Budleigh reply saw useful contributions from Silk and Green (20), Haytor and Horne (14) and Bramwell and Haytor (16).However, thanks to some accurate bowling by Luke Davies (1-11), Jack O'Shea (1-7) and Connall Deehan-Jackson (1-8), the reply closed six runs shy of the home total. For Woodbury there was also a fine catch held George Sims and an amazing three run outs, all effected by direct hits from talented all-rounder Connall Deehan-Jackson.

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