The winning Bovey Tracey team

BOVEY Tracey defeated Lewdown and Sidmouth to win the first NatWest Clubs U19 T20 tournament.

Area winners Bovey Tracey, Sidmouth and Lewdown met at Bradninch in a round-robin contest to decide the county champion.

Lewdown were swept aside by 55 runs in the opening game.

Bovey, boosted by the inclusion of Abbotskerswell trio Charlie Mitchell, Elliot Adams and Connor Adams, as well as Paignton and Devon batsman Dan Wolf, made 156 for seven.

Wolf (19) and Mitchell (31) put on 44 in four overs for the first wicket and the middle order of Toby Codd (21), George Pitman (27) and Hugo Whitlock (27) took the score up to 117 for four with six overs to go.

Lewdown, assisted by Bridestowe, Chagford and Hatherleigh, did well in the remaining overs to stop Bovey getting more than they did.

Dan Fogerty (2-19) and Tallon Burns (2-18) bowled tidy spells to keep the runs down.

Lewdown lost guest Niall Leahy in the first over and found Whitlock, Elliot Adams and Nat Saturley (3-17) hard to get away.

Burns made 20 and Dan Butler 21 in Lewdown’s 101 all out. Codd nipped out the tail enders with three 14 in 2.4 overs.

Sidmouth, who lost to Lewdown by four wickets in their first game, went down by 50 runs to Bovey Tracey in the last match of the day.

Bovey hurtled to 232 for eight in their 20 overs, led by opener Wolf with 51 off 17 balls with six sixes and two fours. Under competition rules he had to retire with the score on 76 at the start of the sixth over.

Mitchell didn’t hang about – 25 off 18 balls – and getting him out didn’t slow things down.

Tom Andrew (40), Codd (37) and Pitman (30 off 15) kept hammering the Sidmouth bowling.

Skipper Dan Powell tried eight bowlers in an attempt to stem the tide, none doing much better than Jordan Fowler (3-37).

Sidmouth, the only side with a team composed entirely of their own members, were 144 for five when the overs ran out.

Powell (26) and Tom Moore (37) on 48 for the first wicket then Sam Cavin (38) joined Moore to add another 62.

With the game won and lost the last five overs were a gentle meander from 121 for three to 144 for five.

Bovey’s batting and bowling was clearly better than their navigating as three of the team went to Chumleigh in error on the way to the ground.


Bovey Tracey 156-7 (C Mitchell 31, G Pitman 27, H Whitlock 27, T Codd 21; C Mallett 2-37, D Fogerty 2-19, T Burns 2-18), Lewdown 101 (D Butler 21, T Burns 20; T Codd 3-18, N Saturley 3-17).

Sidmouth 80 (D Powell 31, W Homes 15no; T Burns 2-25, D Fogerty 2-19, C Mallett 3-7, C Penberthy 2-7), Lewdown 83-6 (T Burns 34no, T Pearce 24; D Powell 2-15, W Homes 2-33).

Bovey Tracey 232-8 (D Wolf 51, T Andrew 40, T Codd 37, G Pitman 30; J Fowler 3-37, D Powell 2-34, L Adey 2-20), Sidmouth 144-5 (S Cavin 38, T Moore 37, D Powell 26).