BABBACOMBE did something no one else has managed this season they prevented D Division leaders Hatherleigh going home with a 20-point maximum. Hatherleigh made 219 for seven with Terry Reynolds hitting the top score of 69. Other contributions came from
BABBACOMBE did something no one else has managed this season - they prevented D Division leaders Hatherleigh going home with a 20-point maximum.Hatherleigh made 219 for seven with Terry Reynolds hitting the top score of 69. Other contributions came from Andy Bennett (56) and Simon Gillespie (44).Andy Lockyer (3-48) was the pick of Babbacombe's bowlers.Babbacombe were well placed while Steve Porter (32) and Steve Broad (48) were in residence, but faded after the partnership ended.Wickets tumbled so skipper Paul Bates sent out orders to block for a draw, which Babbacombe did at 152 for eight.l Hatherleigh 2nd XI lost for the third week running when they were eight-wicket losers against Sidmouth.Winless Hatherleigh are finding Premier 2nd XI cricket hard going and things weren't made any easier for them by Charlie Dibble (3-37), Mark Jasper (2-20), Greg Chaplin (2-16) and Graham Munday, who shot them out for 83. Peter Holland's 16 was as good as it got for Hatherleigh, who were going nowhere after slumping to 40 for five.Sidmouth were home and dry in 17 overs, led tskipper Saj Patidar with 37 not out and Jamie Wardrop (38).l North Devon 2nd XI beat Plymouth by four wickets in a low-scoring encounter.Jamie Overton (4-15) and Tim Cooke (3-17) put the skids under Plymouth, who were bowled out for 137. Main run scorer for the city side was Nick Polhill with 43.North Devon started well - James Woolaway (33) and Scott Amos (19) pushing the score up to 81 for two. Warren Miller with 17 not out saw North Devon to victory.l THERE was no play at Filleigh after heavy Friday night rain washed out the game against Shaldon Optimists.Also off was the 2nd XI game between Barnstple and Yelverton.B DIVISION 2nd XIBideford 153 (M Barratt 73, P Stevens 33; J Vittles 3-27, D Perry 3-33), Chudleigh 143 (D Perry 53, J Barnes 43; J Weakes 5-10) Bideford (18pts) bt Chudleigh (5) by 10 runs.