Axminster make it three fro three with skipper Wakeley taking five wickets

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Axminster sit joint top of the C Division with three wins from three after a 108-run win over Yelverton.

Brett Garner hit an unbeaten 67 and Johnny Hurford, an opening day double centurion, hit another 55 whilst Gary Larcombe chipped in with 49 in a total of 225-5.

Axminster skipper Tristan Wakeley then led from the front as he claimed a fivefer to see the visitors bundled out for 117.

The remarkable thing about the wicket haul for the skipper was that he is only a part-time bowler and had to call upon his own services with Robbie Prior and Joel Seward unavailable!

Wakeley finished with the outstanding figures of 5-23 whilst Gary Larcombe completed a fine all-round game with 2-31.

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Wakeley said: “It’s great to keep our early season run going as winning becomes a good habit. In terms of my contribution it was the superb spell of swing bowling by Nick Taylor that encouraged me to turn my arm over as I didn’t think the spinners would have much joy and I came on as second change. When it all goes to plan it makes for a great day of cricket!”

On Saturday Axminster entertain Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough against whom they will be without the unavailable Brett Garner and Daniel Murnane, but they welcome back bowling duo Robbie Prior and Joel Seward.

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Axminster II were beaten by Seaton II in a low scoring affair. Dave Hayball (4-19), Alan Ostler (3-32) and Alex Wraight (2-24) combined to bowl Seaton out for 155. That proved sufficient to win the game though as only John Swain with 22 made much impression as Axminster were bowled out for 107.

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