Tipton conquer Canadians and Bakers

Line-up of two teams, Vancouver & Tipton

Line-up of two teams, Vancouver & Tipton - Credit: Phil Wright

Canadian side Vancouver Islanders, making a return visit after winning here in 2017, were restricted to 143. Phil Essex with 3-13 and Matt Davies 3-32 were the pick of the Tipton bowlers. 

Tipton reached their target with six wickets and 15 overs to spare. Phil Tolley 52 and John Buckland 40 were the main contributors in a very enjoyable contest 

Exeter side Bakers were beaten for the first time despite Tipton only scoring 84. They were in serious trouble at 38-7 until a 46 run partnership between Matt Davies (40) and Sam Stone came to the rescue.  

Bakers were soon in trouble at 12-4, but the pitch could not be blamed for most of the dismissals. Mark Channon with 3-22 took the early wickets. Phil Wright took 4-21 and in doing so reached 998 wickets for Tipton in his 38-year playing career with them. John Buckland claimed the final wicket, leaving Tipton victors by just 14 runs.

Dave Thayre scored 19 against Bakers

Dave Thayre scored 19 against Bakers - Credit: Phil Wright