Second ton for Jamal in Cully's derby win + all the B Division news and reactions
IPPLEPEN moved into top spot in the B Division thanks to a 22-run win at Kilmington.
Skipper Sam Wakeham to scored with 58 – six fours, three sixes – for the Pens in their total of 208 all out.
Openers Gareth Penrice (23) and Dave Harris (23) put on 43 and the former kept going until he was fourth out at 114.
Wakeham and Benedict Forsey (37) scored the bulk of the runs after drinks.
Tom Olive and Matt Reed took three wickets each for Kilmington. Unusually, there were three run-outs.
Kilmington looked down and out at 89 for six with Billy Reed, who took 189 off Brixham in the previous match, in and out for 35.
Alex Rockett (22) resisted for a while and once Marcus Gadie (5-23) was introduced wickets fell regularly.
Last pair Olive (32) and Dan Fuzzard (15no) put on 49 for the final wicket to detain Pens in the field longer than they would have hoped.
Victory put Ipplepen four points ahead of former leaders Seaton, who had no game on Saturday.
Skipper Wakeham said: “We had a par score on a good track and quick outfield which was enough to defend.
“Ben Forsey batted with a lot of maturity for his 37 and that kept the innings intact after wickets fell regularly.
“We bowled well throughout and took wickets at key times.
“Marcus Gadie bowled one of the best spells of bowling I have seen in a long time a deserved his five wickets.”
It is Ipplepen’s week off this Saturday, which could let any or all of Seaton, Cullompton and Thorverton go past them.
CHUDLEIGH skipper Matt Heather hopes the 10-wicket drubbing administered to Plymstock is the catalyst that will propel the team up the B Division table.
Plymstock were skittled out for 58 en route to a surprise defeat.
Plymstock were joint second going into round eight in the B Division, and Chudleigh one off the bottom.
Karl Vendrasco (16) was the only Plymstock batsman to reach double figures during the 27.3 overs the innings lasted.
Mark Russell (2-21) and Derek Lammonby (3-16) took out Plymstock’s top five then Rob Clarke (4-6) and Saqib Hasan spun out the rest.
Alex Haywood (22no) and Will Heather (31no) knocked off the runs without mishap in 16.2 overs.
Said Heather: “We have been improving each week and were bound to get a result like that sooner rather than later.
“The bowlers were fantastic and the fielders backed them up with some great catches.
“Will and Alex looked really comfortable knocking the runs off too. It was the complete performance.
“We have shown what we are about and we will take a lot of confidence from it.”
James Nicholls, the Plymstock vice-captain, said: “We just didn't turn up.
“Chudleigh put the ball in a good area and we just imploded.
“One bad day doesn't ruin a season and we all can't wait to get back out this weekend and put things right.”
OLLIE Clifford-Bourne took his first five-wicket haul in league cricket to help Bovey Tracey 2nd XI win by 26 runs at Brixham.
Brixham were set 195 to win and at 131 for four in reply the game was in the balance.
Dhanan Lakshan (51) and Tom Hopper (52) had given Brixham a start in the basement battle, but Clifford-Bourne turned the game on its head.
His five for 34 from nine overs decimated the middle order. Derek Perry (2-22) got involved too as Brixham slumped from 148 for six to 168 all out.
Clifford-Bourne’s previous best for Bovey was four for 19 against North Devon in 2016.
Bovey had to work hard for their runs as Lakshan (2-20), Lee Upham (3-35) and Tim Robinson (2-29) gave little away. Dan Bullock (1-29 off 9) had little luck.
At 96 for seven it looked like an early tea would be laid out. Arren de Young (34), Jerry Christophers (20) and man of the match Clifford-Bourne (28) took the tally to 194 for nine.
JAMAL Anwar stroked his second league ton for Cullompton to put them on course for a 47-run win over Thorverton.
Anwar, a Pakistan under-25 international, was a late recruit by Cullompton after their original overseas player deal fell through.
Having taken tons off Ipplepen and now Cullompton in two of his three innings so far, Cullompton seem to have fallen on their feet.
Anwar, who hit 10 fours and seven sixes on his way to 115, opened the batting and was last man out on 232 in a final total of 245 for seven.
The big stand of the innings was one of 120 for the fourth wicket with Brendon Parr (44).
Thorverton were convinced they had Anwar lbw in single figures, but the umpire thought otherwise.
“He then scored a superb 100 and without it they would have got nowhere near 245,” said Thors’ vice-captain David Baldock.
Shane Yelverton (3-38) and Nick Barton (2-45) were Thorverton’s most successful bowlers.
“We bowled well but our fielding wasn't up to scratch and we gave away 20-30 too many,” said Baldock.
Thoverton took the game to Cully with Yelverton leading the charge. He made 82 and put on 119 with Will Denford (35) to get the target down.
Parr dismissed Yelverton at 186 for four – the South African dragged the ball on to his own stumps – and after that Thorverton fell apart.
Cully skipper Jason Parr (6-24) and brother Brendon (2-37) scythed through the bottom half of the order as seven wickets went for 12 runs scored. Thorverton were all out or 198 with more than seven overs to go.
Said captain Parr: “I was happy to get 240 after being stuck in on a dampish pitch. “We put in a strong effort fielding and took our chances well
“Yelverton and Denford batted well together for them and breaking that partnership was key to winning the game.”
“Jamal’s ton was awesome. He did not put a foot wrong.
“Thorverton were always in it while Denford and Yelverton batted together. “Fortunately my brother broke the partnership before they got too much closer.”
Baldock felt losing Yelverton when they did was crucial to Thorverton’s prospects.
“An unlucky drag-on got rid of Shane then Jason Parr returned with a great second spell to finish us off,” said Baldock.
“Ultimately we weren't at our best and, as a result, didn't win a game we probably should have done.”
Cullompton are now up to third in the table with Thoverton behind them in fourth place.