Simmons takes fivefer as Sidmouth Under-19s ease to Exeter success


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Harvey Sargent led the Sidmouth Under-19s to victory at Exeter, a result that means Sidmouth Seagulls have now won Devon U19 Club T20 East Devon area title.

Exeter batted and first and were soon in trouble as 14-year-old Tom Simmons picked up three early wickets removing openers James Bovey and Jamie Khan before having Charlie Fanous caught behind.

Exeter recovered from 8-3 to post a total of 157-8 with 15-year-old Louis Adey picked up a wicket and Will Counsel and Dan Powell also claimed one each before Simmons returned to grab two more to finish with impressive figures of 5-14 off his four overs.

Henry Gater and 15-year-old Thomas Moore launched the run chase and Gater slammed a couple of deliveries deep into the car park at the County Ground, Exeter.

When Gater was out for 32, captain Sargent was heard to shout: “Get on with it Moorey.”

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The youngster duly obliged, slamming a string of well-timed boundaries into the fence before retiring with an unbeaten half century to his name.

Will Counsel slammed a four off the first ball he faced to seal a comfortable Sidmouth win.

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