Axminster secure B Division status with comfortable victory over Braunton

10:24 14 August 2014

Cricket ball.

Cricket ball.

Archant

Axminster ensured their status as a B Division club for another season with a richly deserved 73 run win over visiting Braunton at Cloakham Lawns.

Daniel Murnane led the batting honours with an unbeaten 97 to guide the home side to a close of 241-3. There was yet another half century – an unbeaten 55 – from Joel Seward and knocks of 28 and 24 from Michael and Tristan Wakeley.

Matt Pyle (4-25) and Nick Taylor (3-39) then bowled the Axe men to victory as Braunton were dismissed for 168.

Axminster 2nds had a centurion in the shape of Paul Miller who stroked his way to 127. Sam Farrow chipped in with 43 as Axminster closed on 233-7 at Yelverton.

James Whetlor and Ben Fuzzard each bagged a brace as the home side were restricted to 173-7 to leave Axminster 50 run winners.

Feniton were beaten for the first time under Adie Pullen when they went down by 79 runs at home to D Division promotion seeking Babbacombe. The visitors scored 205-6 and then bowled the Acland Park side out for 128. Jon Pyle with three wickets and mark Kingdon with a knock of 39 were the stand out home performers.

Stuart Bright claimed 3-16 as Feniton II won by eight wickets at Cullompton II. Mike Salter (42) and Adrian Codling (38no) saw the visiting side home on 129-2 after the Landspeed Meadow side had been bowled out for 128.

Whimple maintained their bid for promotion out of the E Division as they beat another of the top four sides looking to go up, Countess Wear, by 31 runs.

Whimple II matched the senior side’s success as they beat Countess Wear by 21 runs.

Keith Brown top scored with 40 as Whimple were bowled out for 127. That was sufficient to win the game though thanks to figures of 3-15 from Jono Burden.

Kilmington are just 14 points short of promotion after they beat Kingskerswell by three wickets. The South Devon side batted first and were restated to 225-9 with Ralph Cook claiming four wickets.

Ian Gooding (60) and Tom Gooding (40) then helped lead the home side to victory.

Kilmington II went down by seven wickets at North Devon III.

Upottery moved to within 20 points of the F Division promotion places after an eight wicket win at Culmstock where they bowled the home side out for 175 and were then led to victory by Jon Mitcham’s unbeaten 84 and a half century from Ollie Rice.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 12:14
A generic picture

At Exeter’s Riverside, in Saturday’s heavy rain and strong wind, Carol Austin completed her 100th Parkrun, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:19
Tennis - generic picture

Seaton Ladies A sit third in Division One of the Exeter and District Tennis League Winter competition.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:17
Short mat bowls generic picture

The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League has announced the date for the 2016 East Devon Jurassic Bowls competition.

Read more
Tue, 11:30
Bowls

The Honiton ladies have secured their Division One status in the County Foxlands League, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Tue, 11:30

Exe Hockey Club is set to host another of their popular ‘half-term coaching days’

Read more
Tue, 09:38
Golf generic picture

Honiton’s men had a good turnout for their latest meeting, despite the continued inclement weather, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Tue, 09:31
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

A riding and training double for Darren Edwards and Dean Summersby respectively brightened up the day at the Western point-to-point on Sunday, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Tue, 09:27
Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after four of the club’s highly-rated youngsters today put pen to paper on new deals.

Read more
Mon, 20:34
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

East Devon has four teams currently playing their football in the Fresha Devon and Exeter League.

Read more
Mon, 12:24
The Colyton Grammar School equestrian team in action

Colyton Grammar School’s equestrian team travelled to Bicton Arena for the NSEA inter-schools, inter-county U18 Eventers Challenge.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications