Lloyd Murrin - some resistance for Budleigh

IVYBRIDGE got off the mark at the second attempt when they defeated Budleigh Salterton by 15 runs.

An all-out total of 135 is seldom a winning one, but it proved enough to beat Budleigh, who lack batting depth following the exits of Elliot Rice (Sidmouth) and Max Waller (Bridgwater).

Having been skittled out for 74 seven days earlier by Chudleigh, Ivybridge’s batting has yet to fire fully, something skipper Harry Solomon recognised.

“We need to keep working on our batting and on building partnerships,” said Solomon.

There was no better stand than the first one of 41 for Ivybridge between Adam Huxtable (28) and Andy Johnson (7).

Solomon (11), George Thompson (12) and Josh Coker (11) all made useful contributions in the context of a low-scoring game.

Budleigh were unable to manage any partnership greater than 23 when they batted. Lloyd Murrin top scored on 20, Nick Boult made 19 off 45 balls and Phil Anning faced 68 deliveries making 13.

Wickets were shared out two by two for Coker, Charles Kunje, Solomon, Chris Greenhouse and James Sharp.

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