Sidmouth III thrash hosts Bradninch in Devon League game

Sidmouth's unbroken half centurion openers Tom Clay and Dec Lines after their innings together at Br

Sidmouth's unbroken half centurion openers Tom Clay and Dec Lines after their innings together at Bradninch - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth IIIs recorded an emphatic 10-wicket win in their Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East game at Bradninch II.

Sidmouth IIIs recorded an emphatic 10-wicket win in their Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI B Division East game at Bradninch II.

The home side were invited to bat and, in an innings that was twice interrupted by rain, the Mid Devon men were bowled out for 147 leaving Sidmouth requiring 148 to win from 38 overs.

The fact they needed just 13 overs tells its own story! Openers Dec Lines and Tom Clay despatched the home bowling to all parts of the Kensham Park ground with the result that there were endless hold-ups to find lost balls!

Clay powered his way to a half century of just 19 balls hitting five sixes and three fours and, when the win was confirmed he was unbeaten on 72 from just 32 balls faced having hit six sixes and five fours.


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Lines, who scored the winning runs with another huge six, reached his half century off 41 balls with four sixes and one four and he finished not out 57 having faced 43 balls, hitting five sixes and one four.

Earlier Lines had claimed three wickets for just 18 runs in a spell of seven overs. He actually sent down nine wides so only went for four scoring shots in his seven overs!

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Jordan Fowler, introduced as the third change, took two wickets for 26 runs in three overs. Skipper Graham Munday ended with figures of 2-39 in 7.3 overs and Wesley Holmes finished with 3-20 from eight overs.

Before the game both teams stood for a minutes silence in honour of recently departed Tolchards Devon League chairman Stuart Munday.

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