Ottery St Mary II powered to victory by a great Griffin knock

11:19 22 May 2014

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI played Barton 2nd XI at the weekend. Alex Clements returns the ball. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 0988-19-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Ottery St Mary 2nd XI played Barton 2nd XI at the weekend. Alex Clements returns the ball. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shsp 0988-19-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Archant

Trevor Griffin struck a magnificent 97 as Ottery St Mary 2nd XI continued their impressive start to life in A Division with a straightforward victory over visiting Ipplepen, the Otters chasing down a below par total with a whopping 11 overs to spare, writes Ian Townsend.

Visiting openers Steve Harris and Andy Tuckett (40) gave their side a very solid start in the form of a 66-run stand complied in 16 overs before the latter was caught by skipper Rick Jackson off the bowling of debutant, Richard Reed. The ex-Yarcombe man produced an impressive spell, conceding just 16 runs from nine well directed overs and although Ipplepen stood on the threshold of a competitive total with the score on 133-2 and a full 13 overs remaining, the Otters produced some terrific bowling at the death to restrict the South Devon side to 189-9 from a full 45 overs. Teenagers, George Southall-Brown and Ollie Reed bowled with admirable control, the former claiming the important scalp of visiting skipper Simon Tapley, who was bowled for 13, before the experienced Alan Boon (1) fell in similar fashion to Ollie Reed. Southall-Brown ended Harris’s long vigil at 55, compiled from 151 balls, courtesy of a catch by Steve Forbes, before bowling Jon Sewell (0) then inducing Callum King (6) into giving a catch to Phil Taverner. Ollie Reed (2-24) rounded off affairs as Southall-Brown caught Keith Bell (13). Southall-Brown returned an impressive 4-42.

Ed Fowler and Harry Conway began the Ottery reply in very positive fashion, both producing some fine drives as 42 were added in just seven overs before Fowler (22) was caught & bowled by John Heaver. Without further addition, Conway (13) was castled by left arm spinner, Harry Lewsis’s first delivery but that was as good as it got for Ipplepen as the experienced duo of Griffin and Taverner cashed in on some loose bowling to power their side to victory with a terrific 143-run stand. Taverner (37 not out) played a sound supporting role as Griffin blasted fifteen fours and three sixes to reach 97 from just 94 balls faced before a magnificent catch in the deep off Heaver (2-30) denied him a richly-deserved century.

Skipper Jackson afterwards lauded his attack, enthusing: “The bowling at the death was terrific – they were 107-1 but Ollie and George were fantastic and Rich Reed was excellent in the middle overs. And then Trev batted really well – it was a very structured innings and he took full advantage of what was on offer”.

Ipplepen 189-9 (S.Harris 55, A.Tuckett 40, G.Southall-Brown 4-42, O.Reed 2-24) Ottery St Mary 193-3 (T.Griffin 97, P.Taverner 37*, E.Fowler 22, J.Heaver 2-30). Ottery St Mary (21pts) bt Barton (5pts) by 7 wkts.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 20:20

It is rare indeed for a runner to miss out on his or her sport because of a bad weather induced cancellation and indeed well over two hundred of them finished Exmouth Harriers’ Fulfords Five (miles) race on Sunday (February 7), writes Dave Eveleigh.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:17
Short mat bowls generic picture

The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League has announced the date for the 2016 East Devon Jurassic Bowls competition.

Read more
Tue, 11:30

Exe Hockey Club is set to host another of their popular ‘half-term coaching days’

Read more
Tue, 09:31
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

A riding and training double for Darren Edwards and Dean Summersby respectively brightened up the day at the Western point-to-point on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Tue, 09:27
Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after four of the club’s highly-rated youngsters today put pen to paper on new deals.

Read more
Mon, 20:34
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

East Devon has four teams currently playing their football in the Fresha Devon and Exeter League.

Read more
Mon, 12:19
Football generic picture

With the first Saturday in February providing a washout across the Fresha Devon and Exeter League it means plenty more re-arranging of fixtures for club secretaries.

Read more
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Football generic picture

Another soggy Saturday means more fixture re-arranging!

Read more
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Wet Wet Wet now appearing at Honiton Football Club. Ref mhsp 0055-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The first Saturday of February was a complete washout across the football and rugby divide in terms of East Devon Clubs.

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016
Tom Gooding receives the D Division East champions trophy from Devon League chairman Stuart Munday.

Ottery St Mary, Honiton and Kilmngton all picked up divisional titles at the Tolchards Devon Cricket League annual meeting, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications