Good starts by Filleigh and Braunton

Joseph Bulmer

Highlights of the North Devon Youth Cricket league so far include an unbeaten start for Filleigh U15s, who are already looking like champions.

Witheridge and McGovern have been potent wicket takers in wins that have included bowling North devon out for just 24!

Braunton also have three wins out of three under their belts in the U13s, including their latest win over Hatherleigh without losing a wicket. Bideford lead this section, but there have been strong starts by Braunton, Chulmleigh and Hatherleigh, too, in a division that has already seen half-centuries scored by Sam lathwell and Sam Davies of Braunton, Ali Kelly of North Devon and Joe Totterdell of Barnstaple.

Chulmleigh are specialising in low-scoring thrillers, beating North Devon by two runs in the U11s and Filleigh by six runs in the U13s.

Newton Tracey have made an unbeaten start in defending their U10s title, with Gubb and Gibbs among the runs in this team and also for their U11s and U13s.

U11s:

Barnstaple 160-5 (J Totterdell 53, J Russell 29). Weare Giffard 52.

Barnstaple 20pts, Weare Giffard 2.

Hatherleigh 116-4 (A quick 25, C Pemberthy 21no, f priest 20. North Devon 81-9.

Hatherleigh 17pts, North Devon 4.

Hatherleigh 53-8 (T Parkhouse 3-1). Bideford 54-2 (O Smale 16no)

Bideford 18 pts, Hatherleigh 1.

Chulmleigh 56 (R Henry 3-0, M Squire 3-23). Filleigh 50 (T Gidney 3-5, F Davies 3-7). Chulmleigh 15pts, Filleigh 5.

Bideford 127-2 (T Brend 29, A Hannam 26no, D Smale 23, M Townsend 22). Barnstaple 104-3 ( J Totterdell 31, J Russell 29). Bideford 16pts, Barnstaple 5.

North Devon 65-5 (G Ran Silva 27no; T Keighley 4-10). Filleigh 67-0 (A Sullivan 32no, R Henry 22no).

Bideford 105-6. Chulmleigh 106-3 ( S Clark 27retd, A Kingman 22).

U13s:

Filleigh 120-9 (J McGovern 40, R Stanbury 3-8). Bideford 70 (D Barrett 2; J McGovern 5-10). Filleigh 19pts, Bideford 5.

Braunton 133-0 (A Huxtable 53no, S Lathwell 47no). Hatherleigh 74-6.

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