Ottery put to the sword by Sidmouth U11s

Ottery St Mary Under-11s were put to the sword by Sidmouth s Sam Cavin and Tom Counsell who had their side in the ominous position of 110-1.

Ottery St Mary Under-11s were put to the sword by Sidmouth's Sam Cavin and Tom Counsell who had their side in the ominous position of 110-1 but, after both players retired with scores of 30, a major collapse followed, leaving Sidmouth on 117-9.This brought Cavin and Counsell back to the middle and they promptly made further hay, allowing the Sidmouth innings to close on 153-9 with Counsell marching off at the close with 56 to his name. George Southall-Brown was the pick of the bowlers with 3-3 in two fine overs. Ollie Reed and Joe Henkus both grabbed a brace of wickets.In reply, Ottery made a good start with George Holt (30ret'd) and George Southall-Brown (15) leading the way. Then, both Dan Pyle and Harry Conway went cheaply before Josh Loud (18) and Oli Reed (23) steadied the ship. The pair added 43 and, with late runs from Joe Henkus (17no), the Ottery reply closed on 142-8 leaving Sidmouth the winners by 11 runs. For the victors, Jack Savage (3-11) and Calvin Le Roux (3-13) starred with the ball whilst both sides' wicket keepers, George Holt of Ottery and Henry Sergeant of Sidmouth, claimed stumpings.l Ottery then played, and beat, Axminster after scoring 146-7 and then restricting the opposition to 104-6. A half century start from George Holt (32 rtd) and Joe Henkus (20) was followed by a middle order collapse, only for the tail to wag as Tom Gurney (15) and Dan Pyle (21) added 40 and with the help of 53 extras the Otters closed on 146-7.Rudolph (30 rtd), Hartley (16) and Felgate (15) were the principle run getters for Axminster, whilst Dan Pyle claimed 4-8 from his three overs and the other wicket takers were Oli Reed (1-8) and Tom Hinch (1-13).l Ottery Under-13s were dominant throughout their game with Honiton in the Bradleys East Devon Youth League.Batting first, the Otters closed on 141-3 from their 20 overs thanks to Billy Reed (29), Jack Webber (34, including three sixes), and Josh Meek who hit the ball to all areas of the ground before retiring on 40. Sluman (1 for 35 off 4 overs) and Gordon (1 for 11 off 2 overs) were the pick of Honiton's bowlers. Honiton struggled to get momentum going in their innings, though a spirited 14 by Broom, before being run out, did worry Ottery's bowlers.Honiton ended their innings on 90 for 6, with Harry Randall Johnson the pick of Ottery's bowlers claiming 2 for 5 off 4 overs.l Ottery played away at Whimple on a rather damp and dark evening. Whimple batted first with William Wilson (16) and Finn Wright (19 n/o) batting confidently for a 2nd wicket stand of 46. However, Ottery's bowlers managed to contain Whimple who completed their 20 overs on a total of 94. Jack Webber, who took two wickets in two balls (2-1 off one over), and Jonny Golder (1-20 off 4 overs), were the pick of the 10 Ottery bowlers used! Ottery started their innings well, with Billy Reed showing his growing maturity with 40 (retired) and Josh Meek making full use of his power (19) putting on 61 for the first wicket. Hamish Culling (9) and Ben Logan saw the visitors home in the ever- decreasing light, with three overs to spare.

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