Devon Cricket League: Barnstaple tighten grip on top, Braunton brought back down to earth at Whimple

PUBLISHED: 14:36 18 July 2017

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Picture: Thinkstock


Braunton were unable to get a second straight win in C East, but Barnstaple and Pilton extended their lead at the top of the D East.

Braunton’s feel-good factor didn’t last long as they crashed to a six-wicket defeat against Whimple.

Hopes were high of a revival for the bottom-placed side after the win over Countess Wear seven days earlier. It wasn’t to be.

Braunton had half their side out with 45 on the board – Neil Maud (3-23) and Simon Harris (2-20) doing the damage – and an early exit beckoned.

Joe Barnes (35) and skipper Dan Brierley (34) inspired a comeback that got Braunton up to 169 all out.

Whimple had nearly nine overs left when they crossed the finishing line.

Ben Silk (34) and Kevin Thompson set the ball rolling with a stand of 61, leaving Leigh Lorenzen (50no) to see it through, aided an abetted by Duncan McConachie (25).

Barnstaple and Pilton are 12 points clear of Upottery at the top of the D Division East after beating lowly Woodbury & Newton St Cyres by six wickets.

Woodbury were held to 122 for nine in 37 overs in a game reduced in length by a rain break.

Mickey Beer, who was the last man out, top scored with 26.

The wickets mainly went in ones and two, although Lee Cole (3-14) and Jack Moore (2-12) stood out.

Andy Barton (17) and Jason Smith (12) got B&P started. George McEndoo (18) kept things going and Moore (45) effectively wrapped things up.

It’s the big one this Saturday as B&P are away to second-placed Upottery, who will be playing on their new ground in the village for the first time.

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