Sobczak's run of form continues as Heathcoat win again + news from the D Division East

Simon Sobczak - all they way to a ton and beyond this time

TABLE-topping Heathcoat carried too much firepower for Chardstock as they hurtled to a 94-run win.

Simon Sobczak, who took 84 off Uplyme seven days earlier, clattered 113 in Heathcoat’s 267 for six. 

Justin Williams (42) and Mat Parkes got the score up to 112 for two, then Sobczak and Sam Venn (55) pressed on with a stand of 121.

Richard Pyman, the former Dorset seamer and Cambridge Blue, took three Heathcoat wickets for 15 runs in nine overs.

Tom Warren (40) got the Chardstock chase started and James Pyman (45) kept it going. Only Nathan Copp (23) added significantly to the tally as Chardstock were bowled out for 173.

The Williams brothers – Martyn (3-45) and Justin (3-21) – ran through the middle and lower order

SANDFORD II slipped to a six-wicket defeat at Upottery where their total of 192 for eight didn’t trouble their hosts unduly.

Chris Blake top scored on 51 and there were chip-ins from Adam Small (29) and Brian Leach (29).

Jack Larcombe (63) and James Mitcham (46no) did the necessary for Upottery.

Upottery skipper Mark Joyce said: “To be quite frank I was disappointed with the strength of them [Sandford II], especially given that they are the 2nd XI of a Premier side. 

“That said we can only beat what is put before us and I think we did that fairly empathically.

“Jack Larcombe batted well and it’s a huge boost to have him back firing on all cylinders after a couple of months out with his broke leg from a football injury. 

“This win only serves to further the growing belief that we are on to something good at Glebe Park - and long may that feeling continue.”

EXMOUTH II were declared nine-run winners at Countess Wear in the D Division East after a thunderstorm broke out and the players ran for cover with two balls to go

The Wear were 199 for nine – Mark Davey 42 – in reply to Exmouth’s 208 all out.

Sean Day made 72 for Exmouth and Ryan Schaufler 60 not out. Kam Singh (3-17) shaded the bowling effort for the Wear.

Greg Marks, who long ago binned his keeping gloves, was Exmouth’s leading bowler with five for 41.

Sean Day and Ollie Dawe pinned Wear down by bowling 18 overs for 38 runs combined and the visitors were always chasing the game after that.

Neil Pateman (38) and Kav Diaz (34) were Wear’s supporting acts with the bat.

BARNSTAPLE & Pilton won by six wickets at Clyst St George to move away from the bottom three.

Jayakrupakar Nallala top scored for CSG with 48 in their total of 226 for nine.

Nallala took time to get started and saw James Edworthy (28) and Steve Bourke (39) come and go before he started to accelerate.

Stands of 45 with Andy Donovan (30) and 69 with skipper Harry Attwater (32) followed.

Ben Jackson made a lively 21 not out of 13 balls at the end.

Jack Moore (3-53) shaded the B&P bowling returns from Lee Cole (2-40) and James Lake (2-48).

Skipper Steve Moore bowed nine overs for 20 runs, all but two of which were scored in singles.

The target came down to 207 to win after a shower held up play and B&P got there with time to spare and wickets in hand.

George McEndoo (51) and Sam Blithell (26) got the chase started, Jack Moore (28) and Cole (31) kept it going and Tim Norton (25) was joined by Steve Moore (23) in an unbroken stand of 53 to finish it off.

NORTH Devon dropped to second from bottom in the D Division East after losing by five wickets to Uplyme & Lyme Regis.

And in a division with three relegation places this season, North Devon need a result against Sandford this Saturday to start clambering up the table.

Tyler Wellman (3-20) ran through North Devon’s top order as the visitors subsided to 46 for five.

Jeremy Thompson (26) and Rikki Kelly (28) put on 33 then Jay Rothery (18) joined Kelly in a stand of 21 that brought up the ton.

Ewan Peddar (3-17) and Laurie Thomas (2-30) saw off the North Devon tail as the visitors were bowled out for 124.

Jed Whittington – third out for 44 with the score on 50! – pointed Uplyme in the right direction. 

Matt Dart (3-36) and Carl Murphy (2-22) had Uplyme wobbling at 52 for five, but Thomas (25no) and Charlie Moss (38no) saw them home without further mishap.