Sidmouth’s Rory Thomas slams 28 boundaries in super knock for 2nd XI against Exeter 2nds

PUBLISHED: 12:49 08 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:49 08 August 2019

The view from the scorebox at Newton Poppleford CC. Picture STEVE BIRLEY

The view from the scorebox at Newton Poppleford CC. Picture STEVE BIRLEY


Rory Thomas served up a scintillating afternoon’s performance in the Sidmouth 2nds’ win over Exeter 2nds — a match switched to Newton Poppleford owing to it being Folk Week.

If dancing was the main function of the week, then that's precisely what Thomas did - only his dancing was down the wicket to launch the ball 18 times across the boundary and 10 times over it, as he thumped 173 runs from just 118 deliveries with no fewer than 132 of his runs coming in boundaries!

The Thomas knock underpinned a Sidmouth II total of 306-4 with other contributions coming from Thomas Moore (35) and skipper Anthony Griffiths (34).

Exeter were then restricted to 172-9, though they had been 125-8 before a battling ninth wicket stand. All five of the bowlers for Sidmouth claimed at least one wicket with the pick of the returns being Byron Knowles claiming (3-48) and Dylan Hurst (2-54).

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