Rosie claims her first wicket

PUBLISHED: 19:06 16 June 2010 | UPDATED: 19:06 16 June 2010

Exmouth under-11s were beaten in their derby meeting with Budleigh, but not without a number of the side making some considerable contributions. Rosie Short found an excellent line to clean bowl Budleigh’s Jack England, Jack Sawden held a couple of wonderful catches and Richard Hall was the stand out bowler for Exmouth with a brace of wickets and the healthy figures of 2-18.

Budleigh batted first and were very impressive in their time out in the middle, closing on 135.

Exmouth performed with great credit in the field and six different players claimed wickets. Richard Hall led the way with his 2-18. Rosie Short took 1-18 and the other wicket takers were, Theo Northover (1-17), Morgan Wright (1-28), Devon Short (1-19) and Cameron McDonald (1-8).

Hall also showed real alertness in the outfield. A Budleigh bat offered a catch which was spilled but Hall swopped and three the ball in to effect a run-out. He also completed a fine all-round effort in the field with a smart catch of his own to go with his two wickets.

The reply was very much a case of being up against it as Budleigh do have a very sharp bowling attack.

Harry Whatmore, Devon Short, Rosie Short and Richard Hall all made runs.

Exmouth Coach Karl Short was very complementary about opponents Budleigh. Short said: “They are a well oiled team that’s for sure and have clear strengths in all departments. What’s more they play the game in the right manner with a smile on their face and are also very gracious in victory. Darren (Budleigh Coach Darren Oxland) has done a fine job with that team. Mind you he’d be the first to say that is has been the hard work over the previous two seasons that have led to him fielding such a fine side this season. I’d like to think we can build something similar with this current Exmouth team. Already this season they are showing real signs of game o game improvement and I am sure that in a couple of season’s time we will be able to show the fruits of all the work we are doing at the moment in developing the youngsters skills and enjoyment of the game.”

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