Tipton St John give away 494 years to East Devon Under-13s - who beat them!

PUBLISHED: 16:12 05 June 2018

Matt Jeacock closes eyes behind stumps as David Thayre is bowled by Lawrence Walker. Picture PHIL WRIGHT

Matt Jeacock closes eyes behind stumps as David Thayre is bowled by Lawrence Walker. Picture PHIL WRIGHT

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The elder statesman of Tipton entertained a team comprising East Devon Under 13s, writes Phil Wright.

Dave Alford hits out for Tipton St John in the game against East Devon Under-13s. Matt Jeacock is behind stumps and Lawrence Walker is at slip.Picture PHIL WRIGHTDave Alford hits out for Tipton St John in the game against East Devon Under-13s. Matt Jeacock is behind stumps and Lawrence Walker is at slip.Picture PHIL WRIGHT

It proved to be an enjoyable and successful affair, especially for Lawrence Walker, who opened the batting for the youngsters and scored 112 not out in a total of 174-7 and followed this up with bowling figures of 3-29.

The Tipton side were boosted by three of the Under 13’s fathers, but this could only bring the average age of the home side down to 57.9 giving away 494 years to the young opposition!

Apart from Walker, only Freddie Eul-Barker with 27 and Zeb Winzer (10) reached double figures. David Birch (2-19) Mark Tyler (2-22) and Phil Wright (2-27) were the successful bowlers.

Tipton’s reply was undone when Freddie Eul-Barker bowled his father and Mark Tyler for singles and Lawrence Walker dismissed dad Steve for five, caught by Matt Jeacock. More family harmony was shattered when Chris Alford was run out by son Daniel.

Dave Alford top scored for Tipton with 38 with Chris Tubbs adding 22.

However, Tipton were bowled out for 148 in the penultimate over, losing by 26 runs.


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