Yealmpton v Plympton St Maurice U14
On a glorious evening at Yealmpton, the home team welcomed a second Plympton team in 4 days. This evening they hosted St Maurice.
Yealmpton won the toss and elected to field. Plympton openers Jack Sellick and Jack Adams got off to a flyer, reaching 43 in the 4th over before Jack Adams departed for 8. Jack Sellick retired not out on 50 shortly after. With the score at 100 by the 10th over, a very large batting total seemed on the cards. Yealmptons bowlers however started to make in roads with Plympton wickets beginning to fall at regular intervals until Ollie Salt took control and put on a quick 64 partnership with Isaac Rowsell - Ollie finishing on 46 and Isaac 30 not out.
Plympton innings ended after 20 overs on 192 for 6 with James Bree taking 2 wickets and other Yealmpton bowlers chipping in with one a piece.
The total of 192 always looked high but when Plympton’s Oli Smith took 3 wickets for 8 runs in a fast opening spell, the chase became even harder for Yealmpton. Some good Plympton catching, a 2 for 5 from Jake Agnew and a 2 for 17 from Evie Privett was punctuated by dogged batting by Joe Corrigan who scored 13 and even more impressively by Finn Curtis, scoring 24 not out from number 10.
The 9 Plympton bowlers finished off the job in the 18th over with Yealmpton all out for 79.
Plympton won by 113 runs with Orlando Wooding being Yealmptons fielder of the night with a great run out and Plympton fielder going to Isaac Rowsell for a great “over his head” running catch.
The sun shone throughout and a great night was had.
Whitchurch v Plymstock
With 2 games scheduled in 2 days, Whitchurch were keen to remain in hot pursuit of the top 3 in the league when they hosted Plymstock. It was the visitors who called correctly at the toss and they decided to bat first.
Ali Bond (44) and Tom Elliott (22) got the innings off to a flying start and this good work was continued by Ed Hale (20) and Denzil Brown (19). Very pleasing to see Ed amongst the runs again after he has missed most of the season through injury. Plymstock finished on 138/6 after their 20 overs with Josh Lancashire the pick of the home side's bowling attack, returning with 2/27.
In reply, Nathan Prout (40) and Josh Lancashire (21) made in-roads into the total and then it was the turn of Tyler Hunt to takeover as he blasted 50 before retiring. The top order contributions had done the damage and Whitchurch reach the target with 4 overs to spare and only 3 wickets down. Hobson Ward taking 2 off the 3 wickets to fall.
Whitchurch v Plympton St Mary
The following day Whitchurch were again hosting opponents, this time the St Mary's side from Plympton. Again it was the visitors calling correctly but Whitchurch were invited to bat first.
Once again Tyler Hunt was amongst the runs and reach his second half century inside 2 days, this time retiring on 51. Brandon Hunt (19) and Toby Noy Scott (36*) then chipped in as Whitchurch closed on 140/3 after 20 overs.
Plympton's opener Jack Adams, also scoring well recently, reached his half century and he was supported ably by Matt Roberts who scored 38. Sadly for St Mary this was as good as it got as Tyler Hunt this time with ball in hand and not bat returned figures of 2/5, restricting St Mary to 115/6 when their overs ran out; Whitchurch running out winners by 25 runs making for a good week in the league for them.
This coming week sees 6 league games, first off Buckland host the in form Whitchurch on Monday, whilst on the same night there is derby match at Harewood House with the 2 Plympton sides St Maurice and St Mary facing off for club bragging rights. On Tuesday there are 3 games with Cornwood hosting Ivybridge, Plymstock welcoming Yelverton to Dean Cross and lastly Lewdown make the journey over the water to Tideford's Port Eliot Estate home ground. Lastly on Thursday sees Plympton St Mary back in action as they go to Mount Wise to play Plymouth.