Sidmouth make Palairet Trophy progress with Ilfracombe success.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
8:10 AM

Sidmouth advanced to the fourth round of the Palairet Trophy (Devon Cup) with a three-and-a-half to one-and-a-half victory over Ilfracombe last Sunday and are now just one match from Finals Day, writes Charlie Jarvis.

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Damion Gee and Jonathan Lee got the team off to the perfect start with a comfortable four-and-three win despite Gee not having hit a ball since the last round a month ago!

However, things started to look worrying when Neil Holland and Harry Munk were defeated by the oldest man ever to play in the competition, 78-year-old Wilfred Munro, and his partner, two-and-one.

Lewis Perry and Dudley Taylor got a fortunate half which left the match in the balance before both John Jones and Chris Lewis and James Spiller and Mark Thomas eased Sidmouth home with comfortable three-and-two wins.

This just left Stuart George Coles to take his late call up as a reserve literally and turn up just as the match had finished!

Sidmouth will now play Torquay in the fourth round on Sunday, July 7.

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