Pring nabs brace but Saints Under-11s lose to Exeter
PUBLISHED: 15:14 24 June 2010
Topsham St James under-11s were edged out by a margin of 33 runs when they faced Exeter at the Bonfire Field.
This was a return match after the pair had met earlier in the campaign at the County Ground and the significant difference in this contest was the bowling.
The young Saints bowled too many wide’s and let many a loose ball drift down the leg side to be invariably punished by the Exeter batsmen and despatched to the boundary!
Exeter scored a healthy 192 with Aiden Pring the pick of the Saints bowlers with a brace of wickets – both hitting the stumps.
There was also a wicket for Jake Newman who, like Pring, bowled well.
Topsham struggled to score a big total against accurate bowling, and lost one wicket due to a silly mix up, running between the wickets without calling.
Harry Ewins top scored with 16 runs, and Ben Haigh chipped in with 10, but, despite the score ticking over at a good rate, wickets tumbled along the way.
Coach Richard Haigh said: “There are some lessons to be taken on board from this game. None more so important than, when bowling, it is vital to keep it straight to make the batsmen work for their runs. From good disciplined and accurate bowling you can then force errors from the batsmen and thereby claim wickets.”