Ashburton's White cracks a ton and takes a hat-trick in same game


ASHBURTON’S Lloyd White should buy a lottery ticket before the next draw the way his luck is going right now.

White scored 102 for his side in their total of 231 for nine against visiting Kingsbidge.

A partnership of 52 between White and James Darke (16) provided the platform for some late-order hitting and Dom Durman with 33 off 21 balls duly obliged towards the end.

The Kingsbridge innings was based around a century from Freddie Ford as Ashes struggled for wickets on a flat pitch. 

When Ford fell for exactly 100 at 210 for three only 22 was required off four overs and a Kingsbridge win looked a formality. 

Durman (3 for 39) had other ideas as he picked up quick wickets and the new batsman struggled to get the ball away. 

Kingsbridge reached the last over to be bowled by White needing nine to tie and 10 for the win. It went wide, single, single, White performed the hat trick to leave six to tie off the last ball.

Kingsbridge could only manage a further single as Ashes snatched a remarkable win by five runs.

Winning skipper Ashley Berry said: “I felt at the crucial moments we did better and that's why we came out on top. 

“We spoke before the game about turning narrow losses into victories. 

“We've been playing well without ensuring the points we deserve. With a solid team performance, with everyone doing their bit, I believe we deserved that.” 

SHALDON were 45-run winners in their meeting with lowly Cornwood.

Shaldon were all out for 201 in the 35th over. They recovered from losing both openers for ducks with early runs from Dan Woolnough (23) and Karl Blackburn (36) and some bottom-half oomph from Richard Fisher (34) and Joe Wilcox (47).

Pick of the bowlers for Cornwood was Lee Baker, who took three for 15 from nine overs.

Jamie Bailey (3-46) and Brad Nicholls (2-36) were the supporting acts.

Nathan Bell made 50 of the first 83 on the board as Cornwood started brightly. A triple strike by Richie Fisher (3-27) left the Corns 91 for four – and worse was to come.

Tshepo Legodi (4-46) got into the middle order – Nicholls (18) excepted – and after some defiance from Andy Bees (20) the tail was finished off by Will Moore (2-2).

DARTINGTON & Totnes cut it fine at Bridestowe, where they won by four runs with three balls to spare.

D&T raced to 39 before Ryan Dennis (2-27) removed Matt Sevior (12).

James Howrihane (23) was the only other top-order batsman to get going as D&T slipped to 59-4.

Alex Hartridge (54) and Ian Brandon (75) remained on the attack and were helped by several dropped catches.

Alex Jopling (2-41) and Mark Butler (2-44) picked up late wickets to restrict D&T to 241 for nine.

The Bridestowe chase started well through Gary Sizmur (57) and James Ewen (26) whose opening stand again passed 50.

Phil Hatton (25) and Ryan Dennis (42) kept the runs flowing but after they departed the hosts lost regular wickets.

By the time last pair Mark Fogerty (10) and Tom Boother got together, Bridestowe needed 21 runs to win from the last three overs.

They got it down to five off four balls, the first of which Fogerty edged behind for Howrihane (2-41) to claim the win for D&T.

BOVEY Tracey 2ndXI were 138-run winners in an eventful game at Lewdown.

The Moorlanders started a man short and finished two players down as James Weeks suffered a suspected broken ankle while fielding.

Lewdown only had three recognised bowlers in their side and muddled through as best they could with what they had.

Former Lewdown captain Harry Geering was pressed into service for the first time in while. He reckoned the wicket he took – that of Ben Green – was his first for 12 seasons!

Ben Steer top scored for Bovey with 94 and there were sizeable chip ins from Taylor Ingham-Hill (52) and Derek Perry (43) towards Bovey’s total of 309 for nine.

Geering then hit a 105 in the Lewdown response of 171 for nine.

Green (3-37) and Derek Perry (3-13) were Bovey’s leading wicket takers.

AT last! Plympton 2nd XI are off the mark and off the bottom of the C Division West thanks to an eight-wicket win over fellow strugglers Chagford.

Plympton skittled Chagford for a measly 77 in just 18.1 overs.

Simon Beare bowled unchanged for figures of six for 19. Josiah Caunter (3-23) polished off the rest.

Jacob Griffiths made a top score of 30 for Chagford, Next best was Ollie Herrington (12). Five batters didn’t score a run at all.

Plympton lost wickets at 16 and 24 en route to victory in 14.2 overs. Rob Walker (48) and Beare (13) were the not-out batsmen.

Victory took Plympton past Chagford, who are the tenants in the cellar.