Ben Steer, who finished off the CSG innings in a single over<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consent

BOVEY Tracey 2nd XI moved-on from their defeat at Bideford by delivering a 121-run battering to B Division rivals Clyst St George.

Bovey laboured to 162 all out in the 42nd over  and were glad of rescue act from Dan Green and Braydon Pink for getting as many as that.

Sam Russell (27) had been the last man out in a running total of 75 for five when skipper Green teamed-up with Pink. Their stand of 40 revived the innings.

Green made 38 from 28 balls – three fours, two sixes – while Pink batted through to the end for 25 not out.

Morgan Potgieter (3-27) did the damage at first for Clyst. Andy Donovan (2-17), Bertie Creer (2-2) and Nathan Wells (2-25) ensured there were few easy runs available. Pink (4-22) and Ben Kay then reduced Clyst to a paltry 37 for six in reply.

Ben Steer finished what Kay and Pink had started by taking the last four wickets in a single over to skittle Clyst for just 41.

Green, the winning captain, said: “We are still not quite hitting our level with bat but it was a great win.

“The boys did fantastically with the ball, especially Braydon Pink and Ben Kay for their opening spells that decided the game.”

Dan Kendall, the CSG skipper, said the next game rather than the last one is what matters now.

“It goes without saying that the dressing room was low after that batting display,” said Kendall. “We didn't offer any resistance. 

“But I back this team to come back stronger, we've done it before and it's a good test of character going into a big game against Teignmouth & Shaldon this weekend.”