Braunton CC

CRICKET: Captain Marvel in Braunton's dramatic win over Ottery

North Devon Gazette

Skipper Callum Mitchell picked-up a four-wicket haul as Braunton clinched a four-run win at Ottery St Mary.

Opener Rob Collier batted on and on for a top score of 65 in Braunton’s total of 206 for seven.

Alfie Huxtable (40) was Collier’s running mate while adding 128 for the second wicket. Jamie Lathwell (29) and James Kemp (21no) put on 51 in the later overs.

Matt Jeacock and Jon Triner kept it mean with the ball for Ottery. Sam O’Nyons and Sam Brook had two wickets each.

Ottery lost George Mutter in single figures, but made considerable progress towards the target while Alex Clements (75) and Triner (44) stayed together.

Ottery kept going despite interruptions from Mitchell (4-55) and Steve Moore (2-29), and while O’Nyons (26) stayed, there was a chance.

Sixteen to win from the last over bowled by Mitchell proved a few too many and O’Nyons was the last casualty in a final tally of 202 for eight.