White hits ton in whopping win for Ashes + Shaldon keep winning + D Division news
LLOYD White helped himself to a hundred as Ashburton registered a whopping 294-run win over South Brent.
After Martin Causey (64) and White gave Ashes a 155-run start, White soldiered on to reach 123.
The former Exeter and Budleigh Salterton keeper-batter faced 89 balls for his 123, hitting 20 fours and six sixes – that’s 98 in boundaries.
White was third out at 220, not that it made much difference to the scoring rate.
Ashley Harvey (54) and Russ Lacey (30) put on another 66 – and when they were parted Dom Durman swished a brisk 25 not out at the end.
South Brent, new to the league this season, were all out for 66. Opener John Cranch made 26, Ashburton contributed 25 in extras and no one else made more than four.
Will Coon took five for 17 – four of them as South Brent went from 50 for three to 52 for seven.
Other wicket takers were George Marshall (3-12) and Matt Churchill (2-5).
Ashburton are away to bottom four side Exwick this Saturday.
SHALDON’S winning run continued with a 40-run victory over Kenn.
The table-topping Optimists have been involved in some one-sided encounters recently, and it seemed Kenn were going the same way.
But they wouldn’t roll over that easily and Shaldon had to work hard for their win.
Shaldon posted a 45-over total of 194 for seven – Andy Lockyer chivvying them along in the last 10 overs with 47 off 48 balls.
Karl Blackburn made 35 in a 50-run opening stand with George Thomas and there were handy chip ins from Ryan Bougourd (28) and Kevin Haycock, who made 35 not out in a stand of 71 with Lockyer.
Kenn bowlers Ed Bragg (2-34) and James Mason (1-25) got through 18 overs cheaply. James Gosling had two for 18 in six.
Kenn’s early and middle order did a disappearing act as Bougourd (3-15) and Mark Couch (3-19) ran through them. At 51 for eight it looked like game over.
Mason, the former 2nd XI captain at Bovey Tracey, had other ideas and staged a tail-end revival with Pete Chislett (17) and Ben Gannon (11).
The last-wicket stand between Mason and Gannon had reached 80 when the latter was run out, leaving Mason stranded on 56 not out with three overs to go.
STOKEINTEIGNHEAD are in good shape for the derby clash with leaders Shaldon after an unlikely win at Yelverton.
Yelverton must have felt the game was in the bag after dismissing Stoke for 119 - Pete Lojszczyk taking four wickets and Sam Crompton two.
And at 105 for four in reply, Yelverton looked odds on to win the match.
Having got into a winning position it was snatched from Yelverton’s grasp as they collapsed to 115 all out.
No wonder the Stokeinteignhead fielders were whooping with delight when Mark Russell dismissed Steve Colmer to win the game.
Stoke;s only stand of note was one worth 32 for the sixth wicket between Chris Parish (21) and Russell (33).
Lojszczyk had four Stoke wickets for 25 runs and Crompton two more for 17.
Yelverton started quickly with Pat Hobbs (18) hitting a large six over mid-wicket.
With Lojszczyk (45) and Rob Grove (21) looking good, Yelverton reached 105 for four before an extraordinary spell of cricket resulted in the loss of six wickets for 10 runs.
Stoke’s bowling honours were shared between Chris Saunders, who took three of the first five wickets, and Chris Press with three of the last five.
ROSS Treleaven hit an unbeaten 57 as Topsham St James chased 159 to win against Exwick.
Kris Calderhead was on song for Exwick with 61 in their total of 158 all out.
Calderhead and Ray Grunsell put on 89 for the third wicket.
Man of the match Treleaven took four wickets for 27 runs – Calderhead among them – and Edd Kirby’s three for nine included Grunsell.
Aiden Pring (41) made early runs for St James, who had little wobble from 56 for one to 80 for four.
Treleaven and Charlie Penn (31) put on 62 to take St James within touching distance of victory.
NEWTON St Cyres won the basement battle with Buckland Monachorum by 74 runs after making 179 for nine.
Leighton Deyman top scored for St Cyres with 33 as they got going again after dipping to 98 for five with Simon Hoad (4-24) among the wickets.
Buckland got to 60 for two – Peter Barrett (20) and Paul Edwards (31) largely responsible – then went into decline.
Jack Withers finished with four for 16 and Andy Cork two for four as the Moorlanders faded to 105 all out.