Sidbury edged out by touring side The Boffins

07:33 31 August 2014

Sidbury were delighted to welcome back the Boffin’s, a London based Touring team. The Boffins have been touring East Devon for many years now and conveniently base themselves nearby in Sidford.

The touring side manage a weeks cricket in the region with squad members coming and going throughout the week. In previous years Sidbury have played against some of the Boffins’ more experienced tourists, but this year faced a younger crop of players.

In what was the first game of their tour, the format was an early evening Twenty20 game. The Boffins won the toss, opted to bat and made an aggressive start.

Sidbury’s opening bowlers James Pearce and Steve Crick bowled well and created a number of chances, but with little luck.

The game was played with the aim of getting all players involved, batsman retiring at 30 and bowlers not exceeding three overs each. Wickets starting to fall, but equally boundaries continued and the Boffins were starting to assemble a formidable total, ending their 20 overs with 177.

Despite the Sidbury team having a number of regulars away on holiday they still fielded a competitive side and set out to chase the big total.

Windy Miller opening the batting and soon reaching the retirement threshold, Jon Miller and Simon Rowe also exceeding 30 and helping the home side ease past 100, ensuring they were never out of the game.

With only five overs remaining Dave Higgs entered the stage and clubbed his way past 30 setting up an exciting finish. Sidbury did eventually fall short, but played its part in a great opening match for the tourists.

Sidbury have two remaining home fixtures with Sundays meeting with Seaton and finally the Memorial Game on Saturday, September 6.

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, 19:54
Football generic picture

Sidmouth Raiders Under-14s were great value for their 4-2 at the only side to sit below them in the Division Two table, Twyford Gladiators.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:55

The race at the top of division one of the Honiton Netball League got a whole lot closer with Otters defeat at the hands of Uplowman reducing their lead to just three points, with Flamingos three points behind with a superior goal difference, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Thu, 21:01
Football generic picture

Sidmouth Raiders Under-12s chalked up a sixth win and consigned Exmouth-based Brixington Blues to a sixth defeat in a fine East Devon derby.

Read more
Thu, 21:01
Sidbury at home to Bow. Ref shsp 3018-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury United will be hoping the weather allows them to see action this weekend when they are involved in the Fresha League Premier Division Match of the Day.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition



Devon's trusted business finder