Chardstock skipper Hutchings nails second successive Devon League century

PUBLISHED: 07:59 12 June 2013 | UPDATED: 07:59 12 June 2013

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Chardstock skipper Rob Hutchings cracked his second successive Francis Clark Devon League century as his side claimed a 60-run win at Buckland.

Hutchings stroked a magnificent 130 and got excellent support from Tom Strawbridge who weighed in with 47 in a team total of 288-4 declared.

It’s the first time that the Chardstock skipper has struck back-to-back Devon League centuries. He said: “To be fair this was nothing like the previous weeks ton. I was given a couple of lives by some dropped catches. The idea had been to get as many as we could and declare in a bid to bank the extra two points and that’s just how it panned out for us.”

The home side made a decent fist of the reply, but wickets fell at regular intervals, the final one going down at 228 to leave Chardstock winners for the second successive Saturday. Richard Pyman claimed a six wicket haul.

Hutchings said: “At one stage they looked well set to chase our score, but we got wickets at the right time, particularly when James Hayden snared their top scorer, that was the key wicket.”

Next up for Hutchings and his side is a trip to Culmstock on Saturday. What chance of a third century? Hutchings says: “I’ll be trying of course, that really would be something special.”

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