Sidbury Under-10s edged out by East Devon girl’s Under-13s
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Sidbury Under-10s were in action at the club’s Mill Field home taking on East Devon girl’s Under-13s.
With a number of Sidbury girl’s in the East Devon side, the Sidbury team were bolstered by players from Clyst St George Under-10s .
Sidbury skipper Zac Arver won the toss and invited the East Devon side to bat first.
Alec Bagwell and Thomas Grove took the new ball and, despite one of the East Devon opening pair slamming a terrific six, the opening bowlers held sway and restricted the first batting pair to just 19 runs.
Next to bowl were Tom Bird and Luca Arver and they combined to keep the flow of runs down before handing over James Blair Kitchner and Zak Arver who were the undoubted stars of the bowling effort. The pair bowled in tandem to claim five wickets between them for just 10 runs.
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The girl’s then got onto the front foot and began to hit back and, despite a wicket each for Oscar Bond and Jerry Deng, and Scott Monro Higgs only allowing seven runs to be scored off his two over spell, East Devon girl’s closed on a total of 287.
The Sidbury reply was slow in its beginning until Alec Bagwell told his partner Thomas Grove to hit out, something he did with aplomb slamming the final ball he faced over the ropes for a six.
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On its way to the boundary the ball sent the scorers diving for cover and the ball ultimately was picked up by a dog who needed quite a lot of cajoling to hand the ball back!
The Sidbury batsmen applied themselves well, but the East Devon girls bowling was accurate and the wides count was kept to a minimum.
Wickets fell to Ellie Monro Higgs, Ellie Wood and Immy Bagwell and so, with eight overs to go, Sidbury were on 235.
Harry Wood and Will Baker managed to bring the total to 249 despite facing Cleo Turleys fast bowling, leaving Scott Monro Higgs and his partner the steep task of 38 off the last four overs.
Despite striking one delightful boundary, and running at every opportunity, the boys just came up short leaving the girl’s to enjoy their victory.