Upottery's James Mitcham, who reeled-off a century against Bradninch & Kentisbeare<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consentd

CLYST Hydon were on the receiving end of a 179-run pasting when they faced North Devon 2nd XI in the Sandhills at Instow.

North Devon’s line-up was strengthened by the inclusion of former Devon opener Tom Ansell, whose recent cricket has been with Southgate in the Middlesex County League Division One, although not very frequently.

Ansell showed few signs of his recent inactivity by slamming 19 fours and a six on the way to 126 in North Devon’s total of 332 for three.

Richard Clarke (70) was at the other end from Ansell during a stand of 13 for the first wicket. After Jonny Green came and went for four, Ansell and Richard Wild too the score to 272 for three.

Luke Milton finally bowled Ansell, but there was no respite for Hydon’s bowlers as Wild went on to make 77 not out.

On a painful day for Hydon’s bowlers, Clinton Lewis (1-51) was the only one operating below six an over.

Hydon were all out for 153 with no one making more than Haris Reshi (48). He went in at five for two and came out at 146 for six having put on 72 with Jeff Sanders (35). Alex Newman made 26.

Simon Wright was North Devon’s stand-out bowler with a four-for-20 haul. David Hartley and Oscar Meech took two wickets each.

JAMES Mitcham reeled off a quickfire century for Upottery against Bradninch & Kentisbeare 2nd XI.

Mitcham was on 108 not out in Upottery’s total of 174 for four when the game was washed out midway through the 25th over.

Mitcham needed just 13 deliveries to race from 50 to three figures. When then game prematurely ended, his unbeaten 108 included 12 sixes and five fours.

Matt Broom, who helped Mitcham add 84 for the third wicket, scored 29.

For the home side, six bowlers saw action with four of them, Sam Franks, James Mills, Ankit Badwal and skipper-for-the-day Eliot Acton, each claimed a single wicket.

SHOBROOKE Park’s derby date with Thorverton 2nd XI proved to be a non-event with just 19 overs bowled before the terminal downpour.

Opener Andrew Daldorph was on 21 not out in a total of 57 for three when rain intervened.

Two of the wickets to fall went to Shobrooke’s Furgus Campey (2-12).

WHIMPLE salvaged a batting bonus point from their derby wash out with neighbouring Ottery St Mary 2nd XI.

Luke Phillips, the Whimple skipper, whacked 31 not out from 20 balls faced to reach a total of 40 for none when rain stopped play – just enough for a bonus point.