Sidmouth CC teams enjoy hat-trick of success on matchday 16 of the Tolchards Devon League campaign

PUBLISHED: 21:46 17 August 2019

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All three Sidmouth teams won on matchday 16 of the Tolchards Devon Cricket League season.

The 1st XI cemented their Tolchards Devon League Premier Division third place after a three wicket win at North Devon. The home side batted first and were restricted to a total of 207-9 from 47 overs.

DSL was then used to determine that Sidmouth needed to score 213 from 47 overs, something they achieved with three wickets and three deliveries to spare! Charlie Miles was the start of the bowling effort with figures of 4-36 and there were single wickets for Josh Bess, Tom Simmons, Will Murray and Max Hancock. Alex Barrow and Josh Bess then put together a 70 run partnership before Bess fell for 43.

Luke Bess then joined Barrow and he too hit 43 while Barrow topped that with a knock of 52 while Zach Bess chipped in with 28 and it was ultimately Will Murray (6) and Cameron Evans-Grainger (5) - both faced four balls each, who saw their side over the winning line.

Sidmouth 2nds had too much for Barnstaple & Pilton 1st XI in their C Division East meeting and Sidmouth IIIs booked themselves a second successive promotion with a 61 run win over hosts Ottery St Mary 2nd XI.

In this game, Sidmouth batted first and scored a healthy 221-5 in their 45 overs. The innings was cemented around a superb knock from the opening berth by club captain who was dismissed by the 120th delivery he faced when just two runs shy of his century. Gingell hit 11 fours and two sixes in his innings and such was his dominance of the Sidmouth innings that the best of the rest was a knock of 29 from Dylan Hurst and there were contributions of 19, from Louis Adey and 18 from skipper Tom Chapman. Ottery St Mary were then bowled out for 160 in 36.2 overs.

Dylan Hurst took the bowling honours with his return being 4-38 from nine overs while first change Nick Gingell took 3-34 from eight and the other wicket takers were Toby Seldon, with 2-28 and William Sim, with 1-34.

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