Next generation of cricket shining at Budleigh
- Credit: Kirsty Robinson
The Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club U14 team beat Exeter at home, scoring 201 off 25 overs, then bowling their opponents all out for 111.
The batting performance was excellent, with Ollie Roper and Nate James retiring and Max Jasper and Joel MacDonald hitting solidly. The bowling was also superb, with opening seamers Fin Shipton and Ryan Harris-Cotton restricting Exeter’s runs significantly.
Next came a flurry of wickets, with George Mills taking two wickets, Jack Waldron three and George Stone four dismissals. Ollie Batson was sharp behind the stumps, running a player out, and the team cruised to an 80-run victory.
The BSCC U13 team played their eighth match of the season in a league game at home to Exmouth. After winning the toss, they elected to field first, and restricted the opposition to 88 for 7 off of 20 overs. Budleigh bowled brilliantly, with George Mills taking three wickets for just 14 runs, and Luke Hoban taking a wicket for just 12 runs.
Their batting proved to be of an equally high standard, as they knocked off the winning runs in only 15.3 overs, with Rory MacDonald scoring 29 not out, Max Jasper scoring 22 and Ted McCaffery scoring 13.
Next was a cup semi-final game against Exeter. Budleigh won the toss and invited Exeter to bat first, where they scored 169 for 3 off 20 overs. During their innings, BSCC scored 85, after being bowled all out on the last ball of the match. Max Jasper was the top scorer with 28 runs, and Josie Larmour and Mawgan Sharp took a wicket each.
The women’s softball team played their second match of the season at home to Cullompton. After winning the toss and electing to field first, Budleigh limited their opponents score, with tight fielding and wickets from Jayne Robinson, Rebecca Levi, Becky Fagg, Kirsty Robinson and Kat Harris.
The batting scores were also strong, with many players hitting boundaries, but the final score was very tight due to lots of wickets being conceded (taking a wicket adds 5 runs to your score). In the end, Budleigh took the victory by a single run.
The BSCC U10 hardball team also played at home to Exmouth in their first victory of the season, where they won by 28 runs.
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