Sidmouth II bowlers see side to victory in low scoring affair with Paignton II

Sidmouth 1sts played Torquay on Saturday. End of the innings. Ref shsp 26-16AW 1583. Picture: Alex W

Sidmouth 1sts played Torquay on Saturday. End of the innings. Ref shsp 26-16AW 1583. Picture: Alex Walton - Credit: Archant

A terrific performance from the bowlers saw Sidmouth II to a 73-run win in a low scoring affair against Paignton II.

Sidmouth batted first and lost opener Matt Hewer with the total on 10. There followed a regular fall of wickets with no partnerships of any significance until the final pair at the wicket, last man Joe Griffiths and number nine bat Miles Dalton, took the score from 121-9 to 150. Griffiths scored 11, but comfortably the top scorer for the side was Dalton with his 52-ball stay at the crease seeing him score an unbeaten 34 and he hit three of the nine fours that the team scored.

Any worries that the score was below par were quickly dispelled as

Paignton sliped to 7-3 and then saw half their side back in the pavilion with 26 on the board!

From there it was a formality for the Sidmouth bowlers with all six that were used claiming at least one wicket.

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Joe Griffiths led the honours with three wickets and the terrific figures of 3-9 from nine overs!

Miles Dalton completed a fine all-round contribution with two wickets for 26.

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Fionn Wardrop finished with 1-8 from his nine overs – that meant that the opening pair of Griffiths and Wardrop between them sent down 18 overs and went for just 17 runs while claiming four wickets!

Sidmouth II reach the halfway stage of their league season this Saturday (July 2) and they go into a home meeting with Exeter holding a five point lead over second placed Cornwood in the 2nd XI Premier Division.

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