Lammonby and Trenouth hit 70s as Devon tot-up 310-7
FINLAY Trenouth and Tom Lammonby both hit half-centuries, and Joe Thompson nearly had another in a hurry, as Devon had an effective first day out in the middle against Hampshire.
Trenouth, dual-registered by Somerset with Devon this season, hit 12 fours and a six on his way to 73 in a total of 310 for seven declared at the Ageas Bowl.
Along the way there was a stand of 69 with Alex Barrow, the former Somerset keeper making his debut for Devon after leaving the Taunton staff at the end of last season.
Dan Pyle – caught at mid-wicket for 41 – and Lammonby (70) knocked up 57 of the fourth wicket.
Lammonby, a Devon student at Somerset’s Academy kept going with Jack Dart (20), reaching 255 for six before he was bowled.
Thompson didn’t hang about, clubbing five sixes and a four on his way to 44 not out off 30 balls before the declaration.
Plymouth paceman Dan Goodey took three first three wickets to fall for just 10 runs conceded as Hants struggled early on. Hants were 130 for four in reply at last night’s close.
Keith Donohue, Devon’s director of cricket, said as first days on grass go it could not have gone much better.
“Batters had time at the crease and made the best of it, once they got used to the conditions,” said Donohue.
“Finlay Trenouth looked a very polished performer and Tom also batted well.”
“Dan Goode nipped the new ball around nicely and Hugo Whittlock bowled well without much luck.”
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Devon 310-7 dec (F R Trenouth 73, T A Lammonby 70, J E Thompson 44no, D R Pyle 41; C M Jones 3-61), Hampshire 2nd XI 130-5 (B J Duggan 55no, C M Dickenson 34; D J Goodey 3-10). Today: 11.30-6.30.