Sidmouth openers continue superb form

PUBLISHED: 10:28 05 June 2014

Josh Best batting for Sidmouth 1st team against Cornwood. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shsp 4858-20-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Josh Best batting for Sidmouth 1st team against Cornwood. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shsp 4858-20-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Sidmouth openers Liam Lewis and Josh Bess continued their impressive early season form as they put on yet another three-figure opening stand in the Fortfield side’s comfortable six-wicket win over Exeter.

Already with a brace of double century first wicket stands under their belts the openers had put on 120 when Bess fell to the penultimate ball of the 23rd over for an 81-ball knock of 48 that included four boundaries.

It was the ideal start for the hosts in their bid to claim a fourth win in as many Francis Clark Devon League top flight outings this term chasing down the Exeter offering of 167-8.

Antony Griffiths joined Lewis and the pair added 29 when Griffiths was returned to the pavilion dor 12.

Sidmouth were just 15 runs shy of victory when Lewis was out. He had been at the wicket for just over two hours, faced 96 deliveries and struck nine 4s and three 6s in a knock of 80. Lewis already has 29 runs to his name this league season and that figure is bettered only by skipper Bess who has 304.

Will Sobczak was the other home batsman to lose his wicket, he was trapped leg before for four leaving Luke Bess (9no) and Pete Randerson (4no) to see Sidmouth home with nine-and-a-half overs still to be bowled.

Earlier no fewer than six different bowlers claimed a wicket as Exeter were restricted to that 167-8.

Scott Barlow (2-34 from ten) and skipper Bess (2-36 from eight) returned the best of the figures.

Tomorrow (Saturday) Sidmouth reach the one-third mark of the league season when they travel to Plymouth who sit immediately below them in third spot.

With the teams separated by just eight points and fourth placed North Devon already 24-points adrift of Plymouth, a fifth win of the term for Murrays men would see a wide gap emerge between the top two (Exmouth are on the summit two points better off than Sidmouth), and the rest of the Premier Division!

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, 12:50

A huge crowd of several thousand turned out on Saturday to enjoy the delightful picturesque setting of Flete Park, near Ermington, where the Dartmoor hosted their point-to-point meeting last Saturday. Race goers were treated to seven competitive races, where the lady jockeys took on the men to win four on the day, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:07

Honiton’s third league match of the season ended in a 3-2 defeat at home by local rivals and early Deon Petanque League pacesetters Ottery St Mary.

Read more
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sidmouth Chiefs ended their Tribute Western Counties campaign with a 16-9 Blackmore success against visiting Burnham-on-sea.

Read more
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Seaton Cricket Club has significantly strengthened their batting with the signing of Matt Hewer from Sidmouth.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ottery St Mary petanque team continued their superb start to the season with a third successive Devon League victory courtesy of a 3-2 win at Honiton, writes Dave West.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

You can always tell when a season is coming to a close - or beginning - and the 2016/17 Indoor season was no exception, when it held its annual closing event the ladies versus the gents match, played at the club on Easter Monday, writes Susie Bonnell.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Croquet Federation team won their first league match of the season, defeating Nailsea 4-3, writes Richard Thurlow.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Town completed a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division double with an Easter 5-2 success over Budleigh Salterton at their Greenway Lane home.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Did you know that just about anybody can learn to fish? Fishing really is a four-season leisure pastime, and one of its joys is that in each season there are different and exciting fish to catch.

Read more
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sidmouth Running Club enjoyed a superb past 12 months.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°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

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications