Fowler top scores as Sidmouth thirds are sunk at Hatherleigh

Dave Watkins receiving a framed score card from his recent century scored in the club's third XI.

Dave Watkins receiving a framed score card from his recent century scored in the club's third XI. - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth thirds suffered a 231-defeat when they travelled to face the B Division East table-topping outfit that are Hatherleigh 2nds.

Rob Fowler skippered the side and, when he won the toss, he invited the home side to bat. They got off to a flyer and the opening pair had taken the total to 191 before the breakthrough was finally made. It was teenager Jordan Fowler who bagged the opening wicket, courtesy of a catch behind by wicketkeeper Kenny Clay.

Another 46 runs were added before the second wicket was claimed with Craig Stephens holding the catch off the bowling of Luke Raistrick.

It was a session where the bat ruled and Sidmouth fielders spent plenty of time chasing the ball! To their credit they never let their heads drop and they did manage to pick up five wickets in all before the Hatherleigh innings ended on 322-5 after 45 overs.

Will Bright returned the most economical figures with his return being 1-33 from seven overs. Rob Fowler (1-33 from six), Jordan Fowler (1-63 from nine), Luke Raistrick (1-63 from nine) and Louis Adey (1-69 from nine), were the other wicket takers.


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The Sidmouth reply made for grim reading at stumps with just one batsman getting into double figures. That was young Jordan Fowler who actually scored 40 per cent of his team’s total!

Batting at number six, young Fowler top scored with 36 before he was run out having scored five fours from the 57 deliveries that he faced.

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The next best was the nine scored by Leigh Adey, though there were also 28 extras in the Sidmouth reply of 91 all out in 24 overs.

Tomorrow (July 15) Sidmouth 3rds host Shobrooke Park at Newton Poppleford looking to avenge an eight wicket defeat they suffered at Shobrooke on matchday two of the season.

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