HATHERLEIGH had a dream opening to their D Division campaign when they romped to a 107-run win at Ottery. Hatherleigh made 203 for six, then skittled Ottery for 96 in reply. Simon Gillespie was the Hatherleigh star as he plundered a run-a-ball half centu
HATHERLEIGH had a dream opening to their D Division campaign when they romped to a 107-run win at Ottery.Hatherleigh made 203 for six, then skittled Ottery for 96 in reply.Simon Gillespie was the Hatherleigh star as he plundered a run-a-ball half century before moving his side's innings on with an unbeaten 74 from 66 balls. Gillespie smashed three sixes and eight fours. Robert Bradshaw-Smith and Woodman both bowled well for the home side, each taking a brace of wickets from 12-over stints. The home reply simply never got out of the starting blocks and was done and dusted in 36.1 overs. Bradshaw-Smith (20) and Barry Flicker (18) were the only batsmen to make any form of impression as Mark Lake (3-22), Richard Tidball (2-2), Sean Letheren (2-18) and that man Gillespie (2-28) wrapped up victory.Hatherleigh 2nd XI were given a rude awakening on their arrival in the Premier Division 2nd XI competition as Sandford sent them crashing by nine wickets.Pete Steer (3-32) and Ryan Glass (3-34) put the skids under Hatherleigh, who were bowled out for 118 in 38 overs. Nick Rogers (20) made the best of a modest set of scores.A century stand between Paul Smith (51no) and Nigel Ashplant (52) took Sandford to the brink of victory. By the time Mark Brock bowled Ashplant, it was all over bar the shouting.Hatherleigh are away to Exeter this Saturday.l DEVON League F Division new boys Filleigh showed hosts Culmstock no mercy in a nine-wicket mauling. Culmstock could only muster 70 with Ollie Rowe offering the most resistance with 28. Mark Prideaux returned impressive figures of 5-7 from 8.3 overs. Gary Henry gave clinical support with 4-25 in nine and then unbeaten knocks from Ross Denning (35) and Mark Davies (30) saw Filleigh to a comfortable pre-tea victory.Filleigh are at home to Kingskerswell this Saturday.