Gater and Munday give Sidmouth hope

PUBLISHED: 11:53 12 August 2011

Sidmouth bowler Will Gater bowls against Plymton at the Fortfield on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 3650-30-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthheraldl.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth bowler Will Gater bowls against Plymton at the Fortfield on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 3650-30-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthheraldl.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

A CRUCIAL partnership of 70 between Henry Gater and Graham Munday set up Sidmouth 3rd XI for victory over Tavistock 2nd XI to keep their faint hopes of avoiding relegation alive, writes John Goodwin.

The stand rescued Sidmouth from a sickly 15-3 after they had bowled Tavistock out for 108.

It was a good day for members of Sidmouth’s under 15 squad, with Dominic Bess taking 6-25 in Tavistock’s innings, before Gater compiled a half century containing five fours and one six.

He played the dominant role in the stand with Munday, who made 22 before being undone by a shooter with the score on 85.

Another shooter accounted for Gater for 54 but by then three runs were all that were required and Bess applied the coup de grace.

The Tavistock pitch was suffering from the midweek deluge and after being inserted the home batsmen struggled against an accurate opening seam attack of Nick Mansfield and Tom Chaplin.

A change of field that saw Declan Lines put into the gulley so skipper Mike Dibble could assume a silly mid-off position reaped immediate dividends when Lines took a flying catch off Mansfield. The veteran admitted it would have been beyond him.

The introduction of spin really dried up the runs and after being 60-1 Tavistock slumped to 67-5.

Bess was twice on a hat-trick and Charlie Dibble joined in the spin mayhem, taking 3-27, and benefiting from another good Lines catch, this time as he ran in from deep mid-wicket.

Going to Braunton, who are just above the relegation zone, for their next match, Sidmouth are still 42 points from safety with four games left.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald