Sidmouth thirds celebrate a champion season

PUBLISHED: 11:58 01 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 01 September 2018

The scorers view at Newton Poppleford CC.

The scorers view at Newton Poppleford CC.


Sidmouth thirds completed the 2018 Tolchards Devon League season as the F Division East champions and they did it in style winning all their home games and suffering just two defeats, losses at Seaton on May 26 and at Bradninch on June 23.

However, on their adopted ‘home’ ground at Newton Poppleford, they saw off all comers throughout the season.

So who were the individual stars of the title-winning campaign?

In terms of the team’s bowling throughout the league campaign, Jordan Fowler comes out clear top with his 26 wicket hauling meaning that the teenager claimed 25 per cent of all the wickets the third XI took during the season.

The most economical of the bowlers was Lee Clayden, who ended the season with an economy rate of 3.03, fractionally better than the 3.08 return of Fowler.

Young Fowler did not quite achieve the best bowling average though as, he was pipped to that particular accolade by the evergreen Graham Munday who bagged his 14 wickets at a cost of 15.29 runs each – the Fowler return was 16.27 for each of his wickets.

Second, in terms of wickets taken for the team, was Wesley Holmes, who bagged himself 17 wickets in the campaign and the others to claim 10 or more wickets were; Graham Munday (14), Lee Clayden (12) and Toby Seldon (11).

Sidmouth 3rd XI bowling averages for the 2018 season

O M Runs Wkts Best Econ Average

Jordan Fowler 70.3 18 217 26 4/14 3.08 16.27

Wesley Holmes 68.0 11 302 17 3/20 4.44 24.00

Lee Clayden 63.0 12 191 12 5/46 3.03 31.50

Toby Seldon 45.4 11 165 11 4/35 3.61 24.91

Graham Munday 35.4 7 137 14 4/4 3.84 15.29

Luke Raistrick 33.0 1 194 9 3/27 5.88 22.00

Fionn Wardrop 32.1 7 117 6 3/11 3.64 32.17

Jashan Patidar 28.0 4 100 4 2/19 3.57 42.00

Tim Drake 24.0 3 110 4 2/21 4.58 36.00

Tim Chapman 17.4 3 70 6 4/35 3.96 17.67

As for the 3rd XI batting statistics, the most runs scored for the team was the 372 runs notched up by Jash Patidar.

The best average throughout the campaign went to Saj Patidar, who finished with an impressive average of 67.50. Other batsmen to complete the campaign with 40-plus averages were Thomas Moor (58.00), Ben Sapiecha (46.33) and Louis Adey (43.40)

P Inns NO Runs H’est Average

Jashan Patidar 10 10 1 372 110 41.33

Thomas Moore 7 7 1 348 89* 58.00

Saju Patidar 7 5 1 270 110 67.50

Louis Adey 6 6 1 217 113 43.40

Graham Munday 10 7 3 157 47* 39.25

Benedict Sapiecha 3 3 0 139 74 46.33

Jordan Fowler 11 8 1 104 49* 14.86

Wesley Holmes 11 8 1 85 25* 12.14

Tim Chapman 5 4 0 71 35 17.75

George House 6 5 2 63 50 21.00

Last, but certainly not least, in terms of the catching in league games, the ‘safe hands’ honour for 2018 it was Jash Patidar who held the most, taking six catches while three players, Toby Seldon and Tim Chapman, each held five.

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