Wibberley is the wonder as Clyst claim first win

PUBLISHED: 10:05 23 June 2010

Doug Wibberley of Clyst St George.

Doug Wibberley of Clyst St George.


CLYST St George skipper Chris Doe is hoping that Doug Wilerby has more reasons to be unable to travel with the 1st XI, this season.

Willerby is a regular in the Bohea Field club’s 1st XI but, on Saturday, he was unable to make the trip up the North Devon Link Road with the senior side and so turned out for the 2nd XI in their home meeting with Braunton II.

The visitors arrived in good form, sitting fourth in the B Division table whilst the home side started the game seeking their first win of the campaign with this being their seventh attempt at breaking that particular duck!

Clyst batted first and, led by a knock of 37 from Willerby, side were able to close on 163. Skipper Chris Doe chipped in with a useful 17 and Theo Browning struck 15.

Willerby then delivered great line and length to claim six wickets, finishing with figures of 6-49 and, with Will Aldridge giving great support with 3-36, the visitors were bowled out for 141 leaving Clyst winners by 22 runs.

A delighted skipper Doe said: “Doug (Willerby) had reasons why he could not travel and so offered his services to us in the 2nds. He was magnificent and showed just what the side has been missing this term to date. If we had a regular strike bowler we would be in a much more profitable position in the table.”

As to his hopes for more of the same in the future fro Willerby, the Clyst 2nd XI skipper said: “We can only hope for that. Obviously I am rather hoping that there are indeed future occasions when Doug cannot travel with the 1st XI - his presence certainly gave us all a real boost.”

This weekend marks the completion of the first half of the season across the Francis Clark League and Clyst make the short trip across to meet bottom of the table Shobrooke Park.

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