Ten-man Countess Wear beaten inside six overs!


BARNSTAPLE & Pilton showed Countess Wear no mercy in a horribly one-sided encounter.

The Wear only travelled with 10 players and were shunted out for 65 in the 32nd over.

Skipper James Bogue went in at 10 for one and was eighth out on 62.

No one else made more than eight – other than the 16 extras.

James Thomas led the B&P bowling effort with three for 19 and there were  two wickets each for Jack Moore and his dad Steve.

Barnstaple & Pilton only needed 5.3 overs to wipe off the runs – and the did it without losing a wicket.

George McEndoo flogged 36 not out off 15 balls and Tom Popham chipped in with an unbeaten 15.

Barstaple & Pilton are away to Feniton on Saturday.

FILLEIGH were denied the chance of a win over Clyst Hydon when rain stopped play.

Justin Saker belted 89 for Filleigh and with Connor Nash (55) and Simon Prideaux (52) weighing in the home side made 306 for six.

Harley Ashdown (38) and Saker posted 88 for the second wicket, followed by Saker and Nash putting on 101 for the third and Prideaux and Nash making 60 for the fourth.

James Billington (2-72) went the distance for his wickets. Dhanuja Haturusingha (0-33) and Zain Ul-Abiddin (0-36) kept it a bit tighter.

Mike WakleyHydon were 64 for four when it rained. Kieron Jarrett and Jon Hickman had two wickets each.

Filleigh host Uplyme this Saturday.

MIKE Wakley cracked an unbeaten century as Axminster beat arch-rivals Kilmington by nine wickets to post their first league win of the season.

Alex Rockett, one of the former Axminster players in Kilmington’s side, top scored with 53 in the home side’s total of 193 for eight. Matt Rockett was next best on 39.

Pick of the bowlers with three for 40 was Nick Taylor. Simon Steer was not far behind on three for 46.Seaton's Joe Berry

Wakley and Alan Ostler made a 57-run dent in the target, then Matt Pile joined the ton-up kid to see it through.

Wakley was 107 not out – eight sixes, seven fours – and Pile unbeaten on 55 in a stand of 138 unbroken that won the game with morethan12 overs to go.

Town will be looking to press on when Countess Wear visit this Saturday.

JOE Berry was Seaton’s match winner in the five-run derby day victory at Uplyme.

Seaton had lots of bits and pieces to thank for a total of 171 for nine. Skipper Ben Morgan as top of the list with 38, John Waterhouse made 26 and tail-ender Robbie Prior biffed 30 as the last two pairs put on 42 valuable runs.

Uplyme’s innings was anchored by Adam Caddy, who went in at 20 for two and struck 82 to keep the chase simmering away.

Caddy was bowled by Berry (4-51) with the target down to 12 to win and two wickets left.

Prior (2-21) got one and Berry the other to send Seaton home happy.

Seaton host Kilmington this Saturday in another derby date.

CULLOMPTON captain James Blackmore felt cheated by the weather after his side were rained off against Feniton.

After Feniton had been bowled out for 147 – Jack Granfield taking four wickets and Blackmore three – Cullompton got to 102 for two in reply after 19 overs.

Then the heavens opened – one over short of the point where run-rate can be used to calculate a winner – and Feniton got out of jail.

“We were miles ahead of the run rate after 19 overs and couldn’t have lost,” said Blackmore.

Cullompton make the short trip to Clyst Hydon this Saturday. Feniton are at home to Barnstaple & Pilton.