Axminster’s final game proves a disappointing end to an exceptional season

PUBLISHED: 18:56 04 September 2013 | UPDATED: 18:56 04 September 2013

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Axminster’s wonderful season that will see them make an instant return to the B Division ended on a low note as they were put to the sword at Dartington and Totnes.

The South Devon outfit batted first and were restricted to 141-9 with Robbie Prior (3-25), Matt Pyle (2-30) and Joel Seward (2-30), responsible for the wicket taking.

However, if that home total looked below-par it was more than enough to secure a victory and for Axminster to suffer only their fifth reversal of the league season as they were bundled out for just 78.

Sam Farrow top scored with an unbeaten 22 and skipper Tristan Wakeley hit 20.

Axminster 2nds were involved in last-day drama. With Seaton II breathing down their necks in the battle for the one promotion place out of D Division (East) the Axe men knew they had to win the East Devon derby at home to Uplyme and Lyme Regis to keep Seaton at arms length.

They did just that by wining by 43 runs. Batting first they scored 204-6 with Mark Endicott (46no), Gary Larcombe (43) and Peter Kiy (32no) the principle run scorers. Dan Fuzzard then claimed five wickets for 25 runs and Danny Larcombe picked up four for eight runs as the visiting side were bowled out for 161.

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