Rudolph hits half century as Exmouth XI see off Clyst Hydon

PUBLISHED: 15:21 20 July 2020 | UPDATED: 08:12 21 July 2020

Action from Exmouth Cricket Club playing an inter-club T20 Competition. Picture: Sam Cooper

Action from Exmouth Cricket Club playing an inter-club T20 Competition. Picture: Sam Cooper

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An Exmouth XI brushed aside visiting Clyst Hydon, defeating the villagers by 61-runs in a 35-over game that acted as warm-up for both clubs ahead of this coming Saturday’s launch of the Devon Cricket League.

The Maer men batted first and Louis Morison (32) and new-signing Mark Ashplant put on 59 for the opening wicket. Billy Rudolph then took centre stage plundering a half century from 44 balls before retiring on 50. Sean Day chipped in with a run-a-ball 46 and Exmouth ended their 35 overs with the bat on 223-6.

When the visitors batted, Matt Tarry and Sean Day struck with early wickets to leave Clyst Hydon on 17-2.

Chris Holmes and Ian Sutton hit half centuries to take their side past 100 before both retired to give others a bat. There were three more wickets taken with Billy Rudolph, Tom Rintoul and Mark Ashplant the successful bowlers as the Mid Devon men closed on 162-5.

On Saturday (July 25), Exmouth 1st XI make the short trip across to Budleigh for a Tier One fixture – the other two teams in the section – Sidmouth and Seaton, meet at the Fortfield. The game at Ottermouth gets underway at 1pm.

Meanwhile, Exmouth II will be in East Two action at the Maer with a 1pm start for their meeting with Sandford II. The other two sides in the four-team group with Exmouth II are Clyst St George 1st XI and Exeter II.


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