Ottery St Mary Under-13s get sloppy in the field – but still chalk up another win
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Ottery St Mary Under-13s secured another league victory when they defeated Kenn by 16 runs.
However, after what was a great batting performance against, the exceptionally hot conditions seemed to have a negative impact on their fielding!
What should have been a really comfortable win became a lot closer than had seemed likely
Ottery captain Max Mayor had won the toss and elected to bat first. Michael Lilley and Lawrence Walker got off to a good start, before Lilley was trapped leg before for 12.
Ben Lawler (1) and Ollie Brealy (6), both fell, but Walker kept the scoreboard ticking over and gradually upped the run rate with several thumping boundaries.
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Mayor joined in the fun with a rapid 15, and, after Walker retired on 41, James Tyler’s 20 off nine deliveries and Matt Jeacock’s 10 off five gave Ottery an end of innings flourish which took the total to a very impressive 147-4.
In stark contrast the Ottery boys, by their own admission, were sloppy in the field and gave away 30 to 40 disappointing runs – including no fewer than 38 extras!
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The pick of the bowlers were Ollie Olliff (1-13), Sachin Coppell (0-6) and George Lovesy (1-12).
While it never looked likely that Ottery would lose, a 16-run margin tells its own story!