Honiton hit by nine wicket Davey

PUBLISHED: 11:13 25 July 2012

Honiton 2nds captain Andrew Lapping at the crease at Clyst St George on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 0262-29-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Honiton 2nds captain Andrew Lapping at the crease at Clyst St George on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 0262-29-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Honiton dished up a below-par performance as they were comfortably beaten by visiting Filleigh.

Having beaten the North Devon side in the first meeting this season hopes were high of more of the same. However, the visitors’ John Davey had other ideas helping himself to nine home wickets!

Davey finished with 9-52 as Honiton were bowled out for 120 with only George Meadows offering any serious resistance with 34.

The visitors wasted no time strolling to an eight wicket win. Honiton skipper Kev Kelly said: “That was most definitely below-par. A very bad day at the office by the batsmen and with that sort of feeble total we had no chance of repeating the win at Filleigh. We simply have to sharpen up. There’s still a third of the season to go and I want us to finish the campaign off strongly. To do that we’ll have to bat better than we did on Saturday!” Next up for Kelly and his men is a daunting trip to the in-form side in the division Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough who are unbeaten since May 12.


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