Newing continues fine form in County Over-50s win

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH'S Rob Newing played a leading role as Devon 0ver-50s made it two wins in as many starts when they trounced Hampshire by 173 runs at Bashley near Southampton.

BUDLEIGH'S Rob Newing played a leading role as Devon 0ver-50s made it two wins in as many starts when they trounced Hampshire by 173 runs at Bashley near Southampton.Just as they did against Wiltshire in their first game, Devon's openers got off to a high-tempo start.Hammering the Wiltshire attack for an unbeaten 189 at Trowbridge 10 days earlier, Peter Shephard and Rob Newing helped themselves to an opening stand of 86, assisted by some wayward bowling from the hosts.A clutch of wides and no-balls saw Devon through to the 15th over before Bovey Tracey's Shephard was caught for 36 going for another big hit.Newing then upped the pace markedly and was the dominant batsman in an 83-run partnership for the second wicket with Hatherleigh's Richard Tidball.Newing raced to his second consecutive half-century and was finally out for a personal best of 86 that came at better than a run a ball and contained 11 fours and two sixes.Devon's batters literally hit Hampshire out of the game, striking their way to a close of 286 for seven from their allotment of 45 overs.Hampshire's reply stuttered almost at the outset as Tidball was gifted two wickets as catches by John Rogers and Graeme Wilson reduced the total to 16 for two after six overs.In only his second game, Wilson bowled his nine-over spell straight through and ended with the excellent figures of one for 15.The bowling continued to be tight as Devon suffocated the home batters into submission. With the required rate up to over 15, Fred Harding (2-29) and skipper Nick Rogers (3-13) prepared the ground for veteran Bob Macey to wrap up the Hampshire innings on 113 and finish with personal figures of 1 for 1.

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