Exmouth crowned Devon T20 champions

21:43 27 July 2014

Exmouth T20 skipper Gary Chappell receives the Servicemaster Clean Devon TY20 Cup from spssnor Greg Evans after leading the Maer men to victory on Finals Day at Exeter

Exmouth T20 skipper Gary Chappell receives the Servicemaster Clean Devon TY20 Cup from spssnor Greg Evans after leading the Maer men to victory on Finals Day at Exeter

Archant

EXMOUTH’S experience of the big occasion served them well as they eased to a five-wicket win over Paignton in the Servicemaster Clean Devon T20 final, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Paignton had already sprung a small shock by defeating Premier side North Devon in their semi-final to set up the meeting with Exmouth.

Exmouth had side stepped a potential banana skin in the morning semi-final to beat Cornwood by six wickets.

As Cornwood had beaten Devon barely 24 hours earlier in a Premier Division game, they could not be underestimated.

Paignton from the A Division opted to bat first in the final and were all out for 83 in their last of their 20 overs.

Exmouth took their time and with Seb Benton leading the way against his former club with an unbeaten 40 they eased over the line with more than two overs to spare.

Winning captain Gary Chappell said he had to rethink tactics as finals day played out, but was always confident Exmouth had the upper hand.

“I expected the games to be a bit more high scoring than they were, but it turned out to be a day for the spinners rather than the seamers,” said Chappell

“All four sides had good spinners and when you took the pace off the ball it became harder to score.

“We had to rethink in the semi-final against Cornwood as we put ourselves under pressure batting the middle overs, not knowing what pace to go out.

“Bob Dawson (67no) batted through and won us the game.

“The final was different as once we restricted them to 85 I could not see a chance of us not winning.

“It took a bit longer than expected as Paignton didn’t have a bad bowler to go after, but our depth of batting was always going to be too great for them.”

Trevor Anning was named man of the match in the final for his early burst of three wickets that helped reduce Paignton to 33 for four.

Anning took four for 13 in the semi-final win over Cornwood and only David Lye (1-10 and 2-13) was more miserly on the day.

“Trevor has been bowling well for us all season in the league and for once got a bit of luck,” said Chappell.

Richard Ashworth top scored for Paignton with 33 and took them from a standing start to 60 for five.

After Ashworth went Rob Shergold and Dan Wolf played a few shots, but the Exmouth bowlers prospered as Paignton’s last five wickets went for 20 runs in as many balls.

Exmouth lost Lye and Richard Baggs reaching 15 – great catches by George Yates and Zubyar Hamza sending them back – but that was as good as it got for Paignton.

Benton and Dawson (17) knocked off 29, Sandy Allen and Benton subtracted another 29 and by the time Chappell got out the target was one to win and the game over as a contest.

Exmouth now go through to the regional final of the ECB T20 Cup as Devon’s representatives.

The play-offs are at Sidmouth on August 10 where St Just and Taunton St Andrew will be waiting, as well as one other regional qualifier.

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

29 minutes ago
Kite surfing competition in Exmouth on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Rerf exsp 5377-26-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth is going to be awash with some of the world’s top kit surfers heading to the Town to take part in an annual kitesurfing competition organised by Edge Watersports.

Read more
31 minutes ago
East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

The stunning location of Bratton Down is the location for this weekends Point-to-Point horse racing, where the Exmoor hold their fixture this Sunday (May 31), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
32 minutes ago

Budleigh’s new overseas player Cephas Zhuwao took to his new surroundings at Ottermouth like the proverbial duck to water with an eye-catching innings with the bat followed by a four wicket haul with the ball.

Read more
12:11
Golf generic picture

When the draw takes place to decide playing partners for the monthly Chivers Goblets competition, there is plenty of interest in ‘who plays with who’, writes Liz Rogers.

Read more
09:35
Golf generic picture

A PGA Professional from Devon has played a key role in helping a local project that develops grass roots golf via schools win a national award.

Read more
09:32
Upottery away at Sidmouth. Ref mhsp 6509-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Upottery have been selected as the East area choice in the Fresha Devon and Exeter league with regard to the fair play nomination and the Charles Norsworthy Trophy.

Read more
08:46

Honiton 2nds made sure it was a case of double delight for the Mountbatten Park men as they sealed a 10-run win over Halberton and Sampford Peverell II.

Read more
08:46
Golf generic picture

The Lyme Regis May stableford was a close run thing, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
08:44
The Primary School teams at the mini tennis tournament

Year three and four pupils from Colyton, Kilmington, Seaton, Shute and St Mary’s Primary Schools took part in the Axe Valley mini tennis league held at Colyton Grammar School.

Read more
08:43
golf generic picture

The annual battle at Axe Cliff for the coveted Lavarack Stick took place on Friday with a large number contesting this prestigious trophy, writes Rob Grove.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder