Otters fall away in run chase at Barton
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Ottery 2nd XI went down by 40 runs when they visited Barton, writes Alex Clements.
Despite bowling the home team out, the Ottery batsmen became tied down on a track that only got slower and lower as the day progressed and ended up some way short of the target.
Ottery won the toss, opted to bowl, and made an early breakthrough when Ian Jarman (10) gifted a simple catch to George Southall Brown off the bowling of Tom Jeacock.
Steve Lewis reaching a well made fifty (47 balls), but the introduction of spin saw to Barton innings descend to 85-5. A controlled spell of bowling from Duncan Bradshaw Smith accounted for Adam Latham (2), Steve Jarman (7) and Adrian Lipton (3), all caught at short extra cover by Henry Mutter, and, when Dan Jeacock bowled Lewis for 55, the Otters were very much on top.
However, a useful partnership of 41 between Morgan Harford and Kyle Lardner gave the hosts much needed momentum. A mix up led to Harford being run out for 38 and Southall Brown cleaned up Jim Parker and Gary Spencer both for ducks leaving Barton 132-8.
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After a late order stand from Lardner and Alfie Payne saw the total past 160, the innings was finally ended thanks to a superb diving catch from Anthony Dean at long off to end Lardner’s knock of 30 and Payne edging behind to give the impressive Tom Jeacock figures of 3-34.
Ottery’s reply got off to a poor start when Dan Jeacock was trapped leg before to Lipton for three.
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Despite the innings being stabilised, the required run rate began to rise and the pressure told when Anthony Dean pushed a full toss to cover for 11 and Duncan Bradshaw Smith miscued a pull shot to be caught and bowled for three, both off Lardner. Wickets fell regularly as the visitors tried to go on the attack, but despite Alex Clements making a battling 32 and a late cameo of 15 from Rick Jackson, there wasn’t much to get excited about from the Ottery innings.
A few lusty blows from the experienced Rich Reed saw the score past 120 yielding an additional batting point but disappointingly, Ottery finished 40 runs short.
The Otters will be looking to bounce when the season reaches the halfway point with this weekend’s home game against Plymstock.
Barton 167 (S Lewis 55, M Harford 38, K Lardner 30, D Bradshaw-Smith 3-25, T Jeacock 3-34, G Southall-Brown 2-32) Ottery St Mary 127-9 (A Clements 32, R Jackson 15, K Lardner 3-24, S Lewis 2-17, G Spencer 2-19) Barton (18pts) bt Ottery St Mary (8pts) by 40 runs