Sweet victory for Belstone

CRICKET: Round up from the North Devon Cricket League

North Devon Gazette

Heathcoat were blown away for 60 all out by resurgent Bratton Fleming in a Division One match-up on the Comer Clarke Memorial Ground.

Jimmer Thomas, fresh from his match-winning 79 for Barnstaple & Pilton on Saturday, had remarkable bowling figures of five for three in five overs for Bratton.

Heathcoat fought back with some parsimonious bowling, but were thwarted by a stubborn 28 not out by Bratton opener Harry Everett that saw them home by three wickets.

Belstone gained sweet revenge for a 153-run beating administered to them by North Devon earlier in the season.

The Foxes racked-up 249 for eight with Leon Horn (73) and Ryan Dennis (53) the main run getters.

Sandy Carrick (41no) and Harvey Nicholl (28) were the only batters to score more than 20 as North Devon were bowled-out for 163. Harry Bushin (4-37) did much of the damage.

Filleigh only had nine players for their trip to joint leaders Ilfracombe, who won by 94 runs.

There was a five-wicket haul for Nomansland’s Oliver Lowe (5-10) as Lynton & Lynmouth were skittled out for 125. Andy Keech 48 was the only double-digit scorer.

Duncan Johnson-Ferguson (57no) together with Lowe (30no) saw Nomansland home for the loss of two wickets.

Victoria Park maintained their 100 per cent record at the top of Division Three thanks to a three-wicket win away to Hatherleigh 2nd XI.

Hatherleigh batted first and scored 211 for eight in their 40 overs thanks to Tom Carrol (55), Achilles Browne (52) and Zak Spears (31).

There were two wickets each for Park bowlers Steve OIiver, Harry Rainford and Jolyon Malin,

John Weeks scored an unbeaten 115, as Park won with nine balls remaining.

Holsworthy batted first at Barnstaple & Pilton where they totalled 142 for seven in their 40 overs. Liam Brend (38) top scored for the visitors. Teenager Freddie Norton (3-25) had Barum’s best bowling figures.

Barnstaple & Pilton got the runs for the loss of four wickets thanks to an unbeaten 57 from Edward Cope. Rob Wilkins (24) and Matt Smith (22) chipped in.

Freya Godfrey (2-32) was Holsworthy’s best wicket taker.

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