Chardstock claim fifth staright win with five wicket success at Woodbury

PUBLISHED: 09:07 03 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:07 03 July 2013

Chardstock Cricket Club's captain - Rob Hutchings. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 6160-27-13AW

Chardstock Cricket Club's captain - Rob Hutchings. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 6160-27-13AW


Chardstock claimed a fifth successive F Division victory with a five wicket win at Woodbury.

Skipper Rob Hutchings and Rob Pyman both took two wickets as the Woods were bowled out for 118.

However, the opening salvo from the Chardstock bowlers was down to the impressive pairing of Jack Larcombe and young James Pyman.

Chardstock were then led to victory by Gavin Churchill’s knock of 40.

Skipper Rob Hutchings who has three centuries and a 99 not out in his last four innings opted to let others bat this week.

Churchill top scored and there was a tidy contribution of 22 not out from Paul Reynolds to see the side to victory.

Hutchings said: “The bowlers really did bowl well on what was a very good Woodbury wicket. I could not have asked form more from any of then bowlers and then decided to let the other chaps bat us to victory, which they did very well too!”

Chardstock sit sixth in the table at the halfway stage of the campaign.

They are just 18-points behind second placed Cullompton.

On Saturday Hutchings and his men host fourth placed Chelston who they will overhaul with a big win.

Hutchings says: “A sixth win and we will really be gathering some momentum. There’s plenty of cricket left in the season for us to make this an exceptional season.”

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