Steer's unbeaten ton guides Bovey to victory at Chagford - all the news from the C Division West
BEN Steer clattered his way to an unbeaten century in Bovey Tracey IIs’ seven-wicket win at Chagford.
Steer hit 20 boundaries on his way to 106 not out off 97 balls as Bovey chased 184 to win with more than 10 overs to spare.
Bovey were 38 for three after a couple of strikes from Del Lammonby and didn’t lose another wicket after Brad Causey (32no) joined Steer in the middle.
Earlier, Craig Penberthy too scored for Chagford with a patient 50 off 92 balls,.
Bovey bowlers Will Christophers (3-18), Callum Stanley (1-16) and Hugo Whitlock (1-35) made runs hard to come by.
Chagford were glad of Lammonby’s 23 and 35 not out from Nigel Leathern for moving the score along in the second half.
SHALDON stay second in the table following their whopping 184-run win at Ashburton.
Tschepo Legodi top scored with 67 not out for the Optimists in a sizeable total of 279 for seven.
After Dan Woolnough (29) and Todd Ballman (23) laid a platform, Legodi and Carl Woolnough 45) put on 75 for the sixth wicket as the innings gathered pace.
Matt Churchill had three pricy wickets for Ashes – each cost 22 runs – and Robin Lambert took two for 51 on a rare 1st XI outing.
Ashes were all out for 95 in reply, subisiding from 61 for four after opener Lloyd White departed for 44 to Legodi (2-22).
Only Chris Yeo (24) made double figures as depleted Ashes were bowled out in the 25th over, Ryan Bougourd and Will Moore bagged two wickets each.
On a bad day all round for Ashburton they have lost all-rounder Will Coon until further notice after he suffered a broken foot.
Ashes's skipper Ashley Berry said: "It was a tough day at the office.
“We did really well to restrict them to 111 for five but then we missed a couple of chances and they took advantage.
“Having Will limp off was a big blow and we wish him well for a speedy recovery.”
TOP met bottom when Kingsbridge visited Cornwood with predictable results!
Table-topping Kingsbridge defeated table-propping Cornwood II by 57 runs.
The Kingsbridge top four got into the bowling as the visitors amassed 254 for five in their 45 overs.
Freddie Ford (38) and James Fletcher (41) put on 95 for the second wicket with Chirag Appa (38) and Andy Willmott (25) chipping in lower down.
Wickets were hard to come by, although Lee Baker and Jamie Bailey bowled economical nine-over spells.
Dan Piddock stroked an unbeaten century in the Cornwood reply, but lacked worthwhile support. Next best with 22 was opener Nathaniel Bell.
Piddock was still there at the end, unbeaten on 102 from 107 balls faced, in Cornwood’s total of 197 for eight.
Veteran Neal Peach (4-22) was easily the pick of the Kingsbridge bowlers. Richard Carr (2-22) and Olly Robinson (1-24) bowled nine-overs cheaply.
DARTINGTON & Totnes moved into mid-table when they defeated winless Plympton II by 25 runs.
Matt Sevior (64) and Alex Hartridge (79) led the way for D&T in a total of 219 for nine.
Sevior made 64 of the first 98 on the board then Hartridge batted through the second half of the innings before he was ninth out.
Josiah Caunter (3-25) took the bowling honours for Plympton.
Plympton’s reply went in fits and starts with Jason Degg (39) getting them to a promising 102 for four in reply.
A slump to 116 for seven left Plympton everything to do and they gave it their best shot.
Chris Dawe (38) and Stephanie Hutchins (19no) made a game of it until Hartridge (4-26) removed the former.
Chris Cook finished with three for 47 as D&T dismissed Plympton for 194 with more than eight overs to go.
THE much-anticipated derby between Lewdown and Bridestowe delivered a thriller that was edged by the hosts by 11 runs,
Lewdown lost opener Dave Ball (4) in the first over to Chris Lavis (2-23).
Geering (62) and Creasy (21) rebuilt the innings until the latter also fell to Lavis.
Tom Boother (4-33) ran through the middle order to leave the hosts in trouble at 127-7.
Ed Squire (40) got Lewdown to a competitive total with some support from the tail, but they fell just short of maximum batting points, bowled out for 195.
Bridestowe raced to fifty in the chase with Gary Sizmur (19) and James Ewen (31) starting well.
Ball (4-7) put the brakes on with a miserly spell which put the game back in the balance.
After Ryan Dennis (22) and Phil Hatton (33) were out to loose shots, wickets fell at regular intervals.
Matt Dennis (26) got Bridestowe back in the game with a flurry of boundaries and at 179 for the win looked to have been sealed.
But Adam Creasy (2-31) and Jack Brady (2-35) bowled well at the death as