Plympton U16 v Ivybridge U16 17/7/18
Plympton traveled to Ivybridge on Tuesday for their top of the table clash with league rivals Ivybridge. As is now the accepted norm for the 2018 season the weather was beautiful!
Plympton captain Ben Privett won the toss and without hesitation decided to bat.
Openers Privett and Barker took to the square and set about the Ivybridge attack in a measure manner, with the pair looking settled and the score on 32 a mix up in the middle saw Privett sending Baker back, who unfortunately slipped over and was promptly run out by Archie Mcwhinnie. Elliot Hamilton came out to the middle and the pair pushed the score on before Privett retired on 54 off 38 balls. Jack Sellick then joined Hamilton, again the pair batted sensibly allowing Hamilton to retire on 50 off 27 balls.
Ivybridge threw everything at them, but despite some fine bowling performances could not get the break they needed and a couple of dropped chances cost them dear. Plympton closed on 187-2 with Jack Sellick (21) being stumped by Zach Dunn with only 2 balls left in the innings. Jake Agnew deserves a mention for an aggressive innings supporting Sellick to reach 22 himself.
Ben Cornford was awarded home side fielder of the game for some brave fielding, including stopping a firm square cut from Elliot Hamilton with his chest - not to be recommended!
Ivybridge openers came to the square knowing they faced a big run chase, but also knowing there were runs to be found out there. Harvey Johnson and Zach Dunn started well showing real intent, however Harvey was bowled by Jake Agnew having scored 15 off 16 balls.
Zach Dunn continued to attack, but with the exception of Arthur Johnson, no-one was really able to stick around to support him, this was unfortunate because at times Ivybridge really looked like threatening the run rate, unfortunatly it started to slip away from them and when Dunn was stumped by Ben Privett off Chris Dunstans bowling for 42 and the score on 98-6 Ivybridge were in trouble. Johnson went on to make 16 and a spirited effort by James Ferriman (9) towards the end of the innings showed some promise, but they were to end on 128-9.
Issac Rowsell, Jack Adams and Luca Manuell shared 2 wickets a piece and a spirited fielding effort by Plympton kept the scoreboard from creeping up.
Tobin Barker earned himself away side fielder of the match, acting as a 'ball magnet' and appearing all over the place to prevent runs, despite Ivybridge's best efforts they could not get the ball past him.
The game was played in great spirits with some friendly banter and everyone getting involved.