Sidmouth CC complete another clean-sweep of Tolchards League success

Sidmouth II's at home to Cornwood II's. Ref shsp 28-17TI 6821. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth II's at home to Cornwood II's. Ref shsp 28-17TI 6821. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth’s three senior XIs all recorded resounding wins on match day 15 of the Tolchards Drinks Devon League season.

The first team moved into a top three berth in the Premier Division after their 33-run win over Exmouth at the Maer ground.

Batting first Sidmouth made 223-6 with the top score coming from Josh Bess with 70.The top five all hit double-figure scores with the ‘best of the rest’ being the 41 from Dec Lines while Matt Cooke continued his fine form with an unbeaten 37 from the number five slot.

Exmouth were then bowled out for 190 with three bowlers each claiming two wicket hauls.

Josh Bess, completed a fine all-round shift with figures of 2-33 from nine overs while the other ‘brace’ takers were Charlie Miles, with 2-45 from 10 overs and young spinner Max Hancock with 2-38 from nine overs.


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The win sees Sidmouth into third spot with 187 points. That’s nine fewer than second placed Bradninch who included only a third defeat of the season on champions-elect Bovey Tracey.

Sidmouth 2nds will wrap the 2nd XI Premier Division title up at some stage next weekend. This after they beat Exmouth 2nds by 139-runs at Fortfield and nearest challengers Bovey Tracey II were undone buy four wickets by Budleigh 2nds.

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Batting first, Sidmouth 2nds were led to their closing total of 24407 by Saj Patidar 77 while Nick Mansfield chipped in with 58 and Tom Simmons hit an unbeaten 28 and Isaac Thomas was also not out with 26.

Patidar then completed a fine all-round contribution, taking 3-10 while there were two wickets each for Fionn Wardrop, Toby Seldon and Charlie Dibble as Exmouth were bowled out for 105.

Completing the clean-sweep of Sidmouth wins, the third eleven were six wicket winners over Alphington II at Newton Poppleford. The Alphas batted first and were restricted to 175-9 with Jordan Fowler the most successful bowler with figures of 3-39 while both Graham Munday and Tim Drake bagged a brace each.

Munday then hit another match-winning innings, finishing unbeaten on 59 and Tim Clay struck 47 as a comfortable win was completed.

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