Overthrow scores a century in a sixth successive decade!
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Sidmouth III were good value for a six-wicket win over Plymouth Civil Service & Roborough with the star at stumps undoubtedly being Tom Overthrow who hit an imperious unbeaten 122.
Skipper Graham Munday inevitably lost the toss on a scorching day at Bicton and his team were asked to field first.
The usual pair of Turner and House opened the bowling, both creating chances. Turner once again bowled consistent line and length to finish with splendid figures of 1-17 from nine overs.
Clayden bowled beautifully, createing constant chances, generating figures of 1-19 in seven.
Off-spinners Seldon and Sargent sent down 14 overs between them which went for just 101 runs in conditions that really were ideal for batting.
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Sargent picked up two important wickets, excellently varying his flight and pace of the ball. After Gater had de-padded as keeper to allow House to take the gloves he turned his arm over, sending down five overs for just 34 runs.
Munday came on to claim a couple of wickets as the visitors closed on 236-8.
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After the players had rehydrated from the humid temperatures, at one point reaching 28 degrees, the hosts’ launched their reply.
Sargent surprisingly fell to the very first delivery, a rare failure for the usually consistent youngster.
Rom Overthrow however, looked solid from the first ball he faced and went on to strike 22 fours in his unbeaten knock of 122.
Gater made 28, including two sixes and looked comfortable at the crease until he was caught behind.
Griffiths was next in and made 44, adding six fours and one six, and, in the process, put on 151 for the third wicket with Overthrow. After Griffiths departed at 221-3 3, just 17 runs were needed to complete the victory.
Fowler was in an out for four, but House made sure no further wickets were lost and also afforded Overthrow the honour of scoring the winning runs as the reply closed on 238-4 with 5.4 overs remaining.
Tomorrow the third eleven are again at home entertaining Brixham.