Bovey Tracey's cup-winning captain Lewis Hammett takes the Wombat Cricket Devon T20 cup from sponsor Harry Solomon<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consent


Harry Everett spoke to representatives from each of the two teams in the Wombat T20 Cup final.

First from dual-registered Taunton St Andrews and Bovey Tracey leg-spinner Will Christophers who scored 17, then took 3-14 sending Sandford from 65-3 to 82 all out.

Will Christophers bowling Bovey Tracey to victory over Sandford“I still live just outside Bovey when I’m back from Cardiff University. I’ve never managed to get to Taunton for a midweek cup game, so am not cup-tied.

“I’ve played for Bovey for years and love playing with the boys-it’s always a good laugh.

“It was cool that I took the winning wicket and my brother scored the winning runs to win Bovey the other final (beating Ipplepen in the Aaron Printers Cup final)

“Big kudos to Bovey to get 22 players out on a Sunday the day after the T20 Blast finals day and with the Wimbledon final and the penultimate match of the women’s Ashes being played in Southampton-a scheduling nightmare that we are delighted to have overcome. 

“Was great to pull the Bovey shirt back on and help the boys!”

Harry also spoke to Sandford and Devon Lions off-spinner Jack Ford:

On squeaking through the semi-final defending a low score:

“Dikshu and Dan Ward got us off to a great start, but we probably lost too many wickets in clusters and ended up falling away slightly towards the back end. We still got a score that we thought was around par.

“After a shaky start from us with the ball we took regular wickets put together with some great death bowling from Dikshu and Glassy, and Matt Jeacock defending five from the last over got us across the line.”

And Ford on losing in the final for the second year running: “We got off to a great start having Bovey 40-5 but Hammett and Will Christopher’s put together a good partnership, both of whom batted well in that situation.

“Highlights for us were obviously Dikshu Negi showing just how good he is again taking 4-15, but more impressively to everyone, young Jack James taking some big early wickets with the new ball (3-20 off 4).

“We were happy at halfway with chasing 105 and at 52-3 we were probably in the driving seat with Walker and Negi chipping away at the target. Losing the last six wickets for 17 runs obviously isn’t going to win you many games of cricket, which was a mix of some silly cricket from us and some good bowling from Bovey.

“Congratulations to Bovey though, their experience in those situations won them the game and they were the better team that afternoon.”

Sandford's Jack Ford batting in the final – see story above