Rice and Coway stoke half centuirs as Budleigh move on in ECB Cup.

PUBLISHED: 10:04 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 13:28 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH Salterton under-15s met Axminster for the second time in a matter of days and defeated them by 117 runs.

BUDLEIGH Salterton under-15s met Axminster for the second time in a maTter of days and defeated them by 117 runs.

The pair, contesting an ECB Cup tie, had met three days previously with the game being abandOned owing to bad light and so, 72 hours later, Budleigh ventured along to Cloakham Lawns again.

Playing on the main Axminster wicket, with an enticing close boundary to one side, Budleigh batted first, losing James England in the first over without troubling the scorers and with Jack Dart being caught on six, it was left to opener Elliott Rice and Aaron Conway to steady the ship.

This they both did superbly, retiring in close succession both on 50 not out!

The Budleigh innings finished on 143 for 3, probably about 15 - 20 runs short of what they would have wished for.

Adam Jones opened the bowling with Jack Dart, both of the youngsters sending Axminster reeling as they crumbled to 19-7 after eight overs with Jones taking 3-11 and Dart, 4-9.

The introduction of Marley and Newbury bought little respite for Axminster, as Marley claimed a brace of wickets for one run and Newbury picked up 1-5, whilst Aaron Conway chipped in with a couple of maidens.

There were some noteworthy performances in the field for Budleigh with Ollie Howard taking two catches, whilst wicket keeper Sam Conway held a catch and completed a stumping.

Elliott Rice was named Man of the Match following his fine batting to open the Budleigh innings.

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