Tipton St John batsman Alford passes 2,000 runs for the club

PUBLISHED: 15:52 18 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:52 18 May 2016

Tipton St John batsman Dave Alford scores runs against the Ottery St  Mary bowlers and he  passed 2,000 runs for the  club during his innings.

Tipton St John batsman Dave Alford scores runs against the Ottery St Mary bowlers and he passed 2,000 runs for the club during his innings.

Archant

In a game sponsored by local osteopath Chris Dyer (a useful connection for the club’s elderly players!) Tipton St John batted first against a youthful Ottery St Mary team but failed to set them a challenging total.

Good bowling by George Southall-Brown and Tom Hinch kept openers Phil Tolley and Keith Collins quiet. Collins was soon caught by Will Harrison off the former bowler but Tolley and Dave Alford looked to build an innings until Tolley was well caught by Southall-Brown off Jack Dallyn for 10.

Only Alford with 24 and Dave Thayre with 13 got into double figures as the young bowlers whittled out Tipton’s fragile batting line up for 81, having reached 71-5.

Alford did reach the milestone of 2000 runs for the club being just the 14th player to do so.

Even Chris Tubbs guesting for the visitors got two wickets, bowling both David’s Birch and O’Higgins.

Tipton were briefly in the game having reduced Ottery to 21-3 with David Birch claiming two wickets for just nine runs off six overs.

However, fine batting by Tom Hinch (41) and young Tom Peters undefeated on 12 took the visitors to victory with plenty of overs to spare.

Other Sport Stories

37 minutes ago

Glorious weather greeted the 180 plus golfers playing in the 2018 Honiton Seniors Pairs Open on Friday, writes Ann Desmoulins.

Read more
46 minutes ago

Kilmington sit second three games into the new Tolchards Devon League C Division (East) season after they chalked up a second successive win, defeating hosts Clyst Hydon by 10 wickets.

Read more
58 minutes ago

Seaton Town produced a stunning performance in what might yet be their penultimate outing in the Macron Devon and Exeter league Premier Division for at least the next season, when they won 10-0 at Okehampton on a sun-kissed third Saturday of May.

Read more
16:02

Seaton suffered a first defeat of the Tolchards Devon League B Division season when beaten by visiting Shobrooke Park in a close encounter.

Read more
14:15

Upottery returned from their visit to Winslade Park, Exeter where they met Countess Wear in a Division East game, with 18 points after claiming a 41 run success.

Read more
14:04

The Easter Egg competition on Easter Monday was unable to be played because of the rain, writes Ann Desmoulins.

Read more
14:04

Pontispool Equine Sports Centre is limbering up for its British Eventing Horse Trials that take place this weekend, May 26 to 28, and spectators can expect three full days of action at the Somerset venue, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
14:03

Honiton Swimming Club members are now into a new season of galas and they have been in action recently at the Two Counties event in Plymouth and the Exmouth Rosette Gala.

Read more
13:17

Axminster’s outdoor bowlers continued their excellent early season form with three good wins, but they did suffer a first defeat of the campaign when the Over-60s League team were beaten at Crediton, writes David Harris.

Read more
13:14

There was doubt that this year’s Beer Blazer series of races would be put on as there was no one to organise it, then up stepped James Green and boy what a good job he did, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

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

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications


$render.recurse($ctx, '$content.code.value')