North Devon end on a high

17:14 04 September 2012

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NORTH Devon finished a disappointing Premier Division season on a high note when they trounced visiting Torquay by 149 runs

Torquay’s bowlers were battered by North Devon batsmen Dan Bowser and Craig Overton.

Bowser top scored with 125 and Overton, just back from England U19 duty in the World Cup in Australia, hit 102 off 103 balls in a total of 287 for three. Their partnership of 190 for the second wicket was topped up by Glenn Querl with a brisk 31.

Torquay collapsed to 26 for five under pressure from Querl (2-12) and Jamie Overton (3-17), who was also out in Australia for the World Cup, and finally fell for 133.

BRAUNTON live to fight another day in the A Division after ending their season with a three-wicket win over Paignton, although fourth from bottom in the final rankings was not a great outcome.

Paignton reached 221 all out. With Jas Kalsi (88), Ian Roberts (26) and Andy Paddison (22) among the runs, it looked like a cakewalk for Braunton as they sauntered to 209-4. But it was a different story at 212-7 and Braunton were glad of Alex Hodges (11no) and Dan Bratcher (0no) for seeing them home.

HATHERLEIGH defeated Chudleigh by two wickets in the winner-takes-all battle for second place in the B Division.

Chudleigh needed to win to overtake Hatherleigh and looked long-odds for doing so after making 178-5.

Hatherleigh made hard work of the chase, but got there in the end. Hugh Romans (30) and Ryan Davies (29) got early runs for Hatherleigh, then Rob Cockwill (32no) and Rob Fishleigh (29no) saw it through with an unbroken stand of 60 for the ninth wicket. It is Hatherleigh’s second successive promotion and the third in four years.

BARTON clinched the B Division title with a humiliating 10-wicket win over Barnstaple & Pilton.

There was never much doubt that Barton would get the points they needed to beat Hatherleigh to the title once Barum had been bowled out for 111.

BIDEFORD were left to reflect on what might have been after routing Ottery St Mary by 101 runs.

They have finished fourth in the C Division, but had they not had five points deducted two weeks ago for fielding an unregistered player they would have been promoted as runners-up behind champs Stoke Gabriel.

Bideford eased to 231-9 in 46 overs with Mike Young (45) and Fergus Bradbeer (44) giving them a 63-run start, then Chris Luxton (42) marshalling the lower order. Ottery were bowled out for 130 in reply, the damage inflicted by Josh King (6-28) and Alex Crisp (2-8.

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