Raleigh in thrilling tie with Exeter

PUBLISHED: 10:01 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:09 10 June 2010

THE South Devon League saw its first tied match for two years when Raleigh shared the spoils with Exeter. In a dramatic finish to an enthralling game, Raleigh needed a run a ball from the final over to claim vistory but could only muster five and the matc

THE South Devon League saw its first tied match for two years when Raleigh shared the spoils with Exeter.In a dramatic finish to an enthralling game, Raleigh needed a run a ball from the final over to claim vistory but could only muster five and the match was drawn.Batting first, Exeter were soon in trouble with three batsmen back in the pavilion with a mere five runs on the scoreboard.It was Toby Ingham (2-13) and Andrew Buzza (4-34) who caused the early problems.Exeter did stage a recovery through their middle and late order that resulted in their innings closing on 204. Lawrence Greenaway marked his first outing for the side with a magnificent unbeaten 84 and, with support from Lloyd Loman (29) and Andrew Buzza (59), the latter striking the ball sweetly to all corners of the ground, the run chase was always on schedule.However, thanks to that nail biting end and, it must be said, a superbly accurate final over from the Exeter bowler, Raleigh had to settle for the tie.The Man of the Match award was a close run thing with Andrew Buzza taking it for a superb all round display with ball and bat.

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