Sidmouth wrap up double success in one-sided Tolchards Cup final

Sunday, August 31, 2014
7:33 AM

Sidmouth were emphatic winners in the final of the Tolchards Devon senior Cup on Sunday to complete a season’s double, writes Stephen Birley.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The cup final was such a one-sided affair that it was over almost before it began!

Skipper Will Murray opted to put Exeter in and then saw Scott Barlow and Daniel Babula tear through the opposition to share all ten wickets and bundle them out for just 37.

That took just over four overs for Sidmouth to reach to add the Tolchards Cup to the Francis Clark Devon league title they landed the week before.

Speaking a couple of days after his side’s Sunday success Murray said: “It was a magnificent effort by the two bowlers. But then, this season has been a campaign where, at one stage or another, everybody in the 1st XI squad has delivered the goods. Yes we have had runs at the top of the order from Josh (Bess) and Liam (Lewis), and Daniel (Babula) has been formidable, but, just6 as Scott Barlow has done this past weekend, everybody has come to the fore at some stage.”

On the Barlow season – the seamer claimed seven for 16 in 7.5 overs in the final – Murray said: “Scott has bowled so well this year, often without any form of good fortune so it was fitting that he should, do what he did in the cup final. He was also pretty unplayable the day before against Heathcoat hen he had a fivefer.”

So what of next season? Murray says; “I think one or two of the players may have other things on next summer and as for me, well I am happy to carry on leading the side as long as they want me to. We are very fortunate at Sidmouth in as much as we have real strength in depth. The fact that the 2nd XI have again won their championship and the thirds have done very well in the 2nd XI B Division, is testimony to the conveyor belt of talent we seem to have at the Fortfield.”

There is one more game to go, that’s Saturday’s home meeting with North Devon. Murray says: “They’ll be wanting to see us out with a defeat of that I have no doubt. I’d like to think we can round off a great season with another champion show.”

0 comments

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.

Forgotten your password?

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

Join our newsletter