Fitt is Bank Holiday hero
GRAHAM Fitt was the Bank Holiday hero for Lynton and Lynmouth as he dominated proceedings at the Valley of the Rocks to lead the home side to their first win of the Division 4 campaign. Visiting Kelseymen batted first and scored a healthy 216-8, led by J
GRAHAM Fitt was the Bank Holiday hero for Lynton and Lynmouth as he dominated proceedings at the Valley of the Rocks to lead the home side to their first win of the Division 4 campaign. Visiting Kelseymen batted first and scored a healthy 216-8, led by James Wallis (56). Connor Constable took 3-41.Fitt then spanked 13 sixes on his way to an unbeaten 161. The other home not out batsmen was Tristan Jones with 38, but this was Fitt's show and he fittingly struck the winning runs with a four. But it was not enough to lift Lynton and Lynmouth off the bottom of the table.At the other end of the Division Four table, Weare Giffard were beaten for the first time this term and knocked off the top spot they shared with Victoria Park II after going down by a single wicket at Halberton. Mike Hedden (52), Ian Jury (50) and Scott Huxtable (37) scored then lion's share of the Weare Giffard while Jeremy Turner (3-25) and Richie Durrant (3-47) claimed most wickets for the home side. The run chase was led by Greg Maher (47) and Halberton skipper Dan Coles saw them home with an unbeaten 42. Bank Holiday Monday brought a close Division Three encounter at Creedy Park, where leaders Incorrigibles beat Sandford II by three wickets with five balls of an enthralling contest remaining. Both teams went into the game having won each of their previous three outings. Batting first, the home side posted a decent total of 223. Skipper Simon Ashplant (35) and Richard Tucker (85) put on 94 for the first wicket and a typically robust 73 from Mike Canning helped move the total on before the last five wickets fell without a run being scored! James Hope (3-23), Carl Bremmer (2-22) and Matt Weekes (2-42) took the wickets.Incorrigibles got a solid start with former Sandford player George Greed (52) and Bremmer (27) adding 73 and there were middle order runs from Luke Weeks (36), but at 151-6 with nine overs remaining, the visitors seemed the more likely victors. James Hope, however, had other ideas and set about the bowling to hit an unbeaten 74, supported by Ian Pilkington (17no) and Incorrigibles sealed the win off the first ball of the final over. Home skipper Ashplant claimed 3-43 and Scott Boardman 3-45.