Clements top scores in Ottery defeat at Alphington

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Ottery St Mary went down by a margin of 100 runs when they visited Alphington for their final away game of this season’s Tolchards Devon League C Division East campaign.

The Alphas batted first and closed their innings on 248-5 from their 45 overs.

It was fourth change bowler Henry Mutter who was the most successful of the Ottery wicket takers with figures of 2-56 from six overs.

The only other success was enjoyed by opening duo who both sent down full shifts of nine overs, skipper Will Harrison with 1-27 from nine overs and Sam Brook, who returned figures of 1-58 from nine overs.

The Ottery reply slipped to 82-7 before the tail wagged enough for the innings to close on 148 after 33.2 overs.

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Jody Clements, from the number six berth, top scored with an unbeaten 28 and last man Will Harrison scored 22 – the pair added 25 for the final wicket.

There were also contributions of 20 from Oliver West and Henry Mutter.

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The defeat, an eighth in 17 games this league campaign, leaves the Otters sitting fifth in the table and they complete the season this Saturday (September 1) with a home game against Whimple.

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