Rowe takes ton off OPM as Dumplings complete 236-run win

AUSSIE teenager Paddy Rowe scored a century and Corey Sincliair wasn’t far off another in the Devon Dumplings 236-run win over the OPMs.

The Dumplings lost veteran opener Nigel Ashplant in the first of their 40 overs, but Sinclair and Tim Read (42) punished the OPM bowling with a stand of 118.

Rowe and Sinclair kept the score ticking over until Sinclair holed-out for a belligerent 84 which included two sixes.

The next stand of note was one of 143 between Adam Ramcharran and Rowe, who retired on 101 after scoring his second ton in a week for the Dumplings.

The young Australian is spending part of the summer holiday in Devon improving his cricket education by playing league cricket for Sandford.

Ramcharran batted solidly for not out 52 – his first Dumplings half-century this season – in a total of 326 for four.

The Old Boys got into trouble almost immediately as Ramcharran took three early wickerts.

OPM were 17 for six when Adrianne Innerman took the prize wicket of James Bogue thanks to a low catch in the covers by Rowe.

Spinnners Sam Read and Naz Khan ran through the rest with Ben Pearson (45) the only batter to off much resistance as OPM were dismissed for 90 with more than 18 overs to go.

Devon Dumplings 326-4 (P Rowe 101 ret, C. Sinclair 84, A Ramcharran 52 no; R West 2-33), OPM’s 90 (B Pearson 45; A Ramcharran 3 -14, N Khan 3 -27, S Read 2 -31).

SINCLAIR was also among the runs in the Dumplings’ 176-run win over depleted Denstone Wanderers at Heathcoat.

Sinclair top scored with 76 not out in the Dumplings 30-over total of 268 for three. The Wanderers had been hit by injuries during their tour and the game went ahead after some Dumplings were loaned to them.

There were runs too for Divan Marais (58), Immerman (63) and Rowe, who was 28 not out at the end in an unbroken stand of 91 with Sinclair.

Ramcharran again made early inroads with two early wickets. Tom Fogerty did the rest of the damage with four for 11 as the Wanderers slumped to 92 all out.

Devon Dumplings 268-3 (C Sinclair 76no, D Marais 58, A Immerman 63), Denstone Wanderers 92 (D Burnett 46; T Fogerty 4-11).

Devon Dumplings’ next game is against the Strollers at Exeter on Monday, August 8 (noon).