Woodbury's bowlers give their side a fighting chance of beating the drop

PUBLISHED: 15:40 18 August 2010

Cricket-Woodbury ground and pavilion

Cricket-Woodbury ground and pavilion

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WOODBURY continue to mount a serious bid to avoid the E Division drop and they are now within touching distance of effecting what would be a dramatic great escape.

Having spent much of the campaign looking certain to spend next summer in the F Division, Woodbury have suddenly found form and head into the final two games of the season just two points short of safety.

Saturday’s splendid success in a low scoring affair at Babbacombe, coupled with a rain hit game at Roborough, where their two rivals in the relegation scrap were meeting, leaves the villagers heading into this weekends home clash with Roborough with their fate, very much, in their own hands!

The win at Babbacombe owed much to the collective efforts of three bowlers, Martin Cook, James Taylor and Kevin Miller who, between them, sent down 30 overs and removed eight home batsmen for just 40 runs!

Batting first it was the contributions of James Kavanagh (38) and Tim Greenslade (35) that saw Woodbury to a close of 115-9. Then Cook (4-12), Taylor (2-8) and Miller (2-20) combined to great effect to bowl the hosts out for just 64.

This Saturday’s shoot-out with Roborough will surely determine which of the pair is going to drop down, a win for Woodbury and they would be off to Upottery on the final day simply looking for a decent haul of points to secure their place next season.

Roborough host Kilmington on the final day, whilst the remaining games for Kingskerswell could not be harder as they first host champions-elect Whimple and then head for the other promoted side, Countess Wear.

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