‘Will Cricks on fire’ as Ottery St Mary U11s serve up super all-round team effort to defeat Heathcoat

Looking out from a cricket scorers position

Looking out from a cricket scorers position - Credit: Archant

Not even the best attempts of an English ‘summer’ can dampen the growing confidence of Ottery St Mary U11 cricket team as their season goes from strength to strength with another victory.

Sunday saw a very wet visit to the picturesque setting of Heathcoat Cricket Club set in the grounds of Knightshayes Court in Tiverton.

With Lewis Morgan skippering the team Ottery won the toss and elected to bat. Matt Jeacock and Kishan Prasad set the tempo with a great opening as Jeacock ended 30 not out and Prasad finally going for an unselfish 13 as the Heathcoat bowlers struggled to make inroads.

Ollie Olliff continues an outstanding season with another unbeaten 30 and some big hitting from Ben Thomas, a dive for the crease from Freddie Eul-Barker that would have made Tom Daley proud and turbo-charged running from Ted Benson saw Ottery reach a solid 105 for the loss of four wickets.

Robert Boote has been in great form this season with the ball and was rewarded on his second delivery that sent the bales flying with a well-deserved wicket.

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Heathcoat were always going to struggle against a strong Ottery attack and Will Crick continues to show why he must be one of the most feared bowlers on the East Devon circuit this season with a sustained period of fast accurate bowling.

Ted Benson stole in with two wickets showing that guile is often better than pace whilst skipper Morgan and Alex and Ollie Glanville chipped in with some frugal overs.

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Heathcoat were restricted to 72 off their 20 overs falling well short of the Ottery score.

This was certainly another great victory and strong team performance from the whole team as we all too soon enter the final games of the season.

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