NORTH Devon 2nd XI frustrated their Bovey Tracey counterparts by hanging on for a draw in a Premier 2nd XI game at Instow. Bovey had North Devon reeling at 80 for six, but could not finish them off. After veteran swing bowler Colin Shute (3-31) got among
NORTH Devon 2nd XI frustrated their Bovey Tracey counterparts by hanging on for a draw in a Premier 2nd XI game at Instow.Bovey had North Devon reeling at 80 for six, but could not finish them off. After veteran swing bowler Colin Shute (3-31) got among the wickets, North Devon slammed down the shutters.Warren Miller (98) came in at the fall of the sixth wicket and shared in an 89 run stand with Peter Heard (31) to see North Devon reach 187 for seven a the close.Earlier, Ben Elphick was stranded on 98 not out when Bovey's 50 overs expired with their score on 223 for five. Along the way he featured in a partnership of 112 with Lewis Hammett (66).l HATHERLEIGH 2nd XI picked up their first positive result of the season when they were one wicket away from an outright win over Exmouth.Hatherleigh's old guard of Nick Rogers (57) and Ross Cherrrington (58) hoisted 101 for the fourth wicket in a total of 233 for eight. Ryan Davies chipped in with 32 and Andrew Collier made 23.Jamie Tapper - a 15-year-old seamer Exmouth have high hopes for - took two wickets for 47 runs. Harrison Folland, son of former Devon captain Nick, bagged two for 34.Exmouth started confidently with Roger Wensley and Lawrence Greenway (43) steering them to 64 for one. A collapse followed to 76 for five and it needed a stand of 55 between veterans Billy Buckingham (51) and Dave Owen (45) to stop the rot for a while.Wickets tumbled again - Cherrington (3-40) and Rogers (3-12) taking them - leaving Exmouth's last pair of Dan Loman and George Greenway to block out the final 11 balls for a draw at 197 for nine.OTHER SECOND TEAM RESULTSBarnstaple 154 (R Lake 21; D Hart 3-17, J Weeks 3-26, T Farnell 3-32), Bideford 155-8 (D Wilcox 28, J Perham 32no, T Farnell 30; J Roe 4-49). Bideford (18pts) bt Barnstaple (7) by 2 wkts.Stoke Gabriel 149-9 (D Ansley 33, M Coleman 32; C Brigden 3-18, M Johnson 3-36) Braunton 150-4 (T Mitcham 53, I Roberts 30; S Hill 2-46, J Tolley 2-29). Braunton (19pts) bt Stoke Gabriel (5) by 6 wkts.