Sidmouth star Gater out of North Devon game

PUBLISHED: 07:05 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 07:05 31 May 2013

Left handed batsman Matthew Cook at the crease against Cornwood. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp 2416-21-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Left handed batsman Matthew Cook at the crease against Cornwood. Photo by Terry Ife ref shsp 2416-21-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Will Gater suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's Devon Premier Cup victory over Bovey Tracey and will sit out tomorrows visit to Fortfield of North Devon, writes Stephen Birley.

Gater turned his ankle when bowling and limped out of the action one ball before completing three overs in what became a comfortable success for Sidmouth.

Skipper Will Murray says: “I would think it’ll be a couple of weeks for Will. Fortunately we should be able to call upon the considerable services of Adam Dibble, if Somerset do not require him.”

Murray is very content with how his team have started the new season with four straight Francis Clark Devon League Premier Division wins and a place in the last eight of the County Cup already secured.

League win number four came at Bradninch on Saturday and 24-hours later his side were easing Bovey Tracey, the only other Premier side to have won all four so far this season, out of the cup.

He says: “It’s not by luck we have mad the start we have for a lot of hard work has gone into net practise and all the players are firing at the same time. Liam Lewis and Matt Cooke have been in great form with the bat and we have a top order that oozes quality to such a degree that, even as happened at Bradninch last Saturday, when we lose early wickets we still, have the ability to post a winning total. Sunday’s cup win over Bovey was equally encouraging as six different bowlers claimed wickets in another convincing performance.”

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