Budleigh’s new man makes superb start to Ottermouth stay

PUBLISHED: 16:11 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:11 26 May 2015


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.

Budleigh batted first and Rob Craze did his bit for the cause from the number one berth, hitting 44. However only two other batsmen managed to record knocks into double figures!

Henry Parkin chipped in with a gritty 59-ball 21, but it was the innings of new man Zhuwao that was the talk of the tea interval!

‘Big Bully’ put bat to ball with real gusto. He was at the wicket for 92 minutes, faced 72 balls, and plundered 88 runs with six fours and seven sixes! He dominated a 56-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Henry Parkin – the latter scored five – whilst the Zimbabwean did the business at the other end!

Budleigh lost their final wicket to the fourth ball of the 48th over and were all out for 221.

Barton’s reply got off to a flyer with their openers scoring 83 in 12overs and two balls before that man Zhuwao – who else – made the break through. He went on to claim three more wickets to finish with figures of 4-33 in his ten overs.

Once the openers had been separated there was to be just one more Barton batsman to get into double figures as the home bowlers got on top with the final visiting wicket falling with the score on 198 in the 48th over.

Andy Proctor made a victorious return to Ottermouth action for Budleigh as he claimed three wickets for 30 runs in ten overs.

Next up for Lloyd White and his men is a trip to Hatherleigh on Saturday.

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