Honiton hit third highest total of all time in Devon League history

PUBLISHED: 09:48 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:48 01 July 2015

Cricket. A view from the score box

Cricket. A view from the score box

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Honiton scored the third highest team total in Devon League history when amassed a whopping 440-8 against Culmstock on the final Saturday of June.

The Culmstock bowlers were despatched to every corner of their Tithe Barn home with Kev Kelly leading the assault cracking a century before finally returning to the pavilion with 107 to his name. Joe Dixon (6), Pete Matravers (53), Adi Pullin (50), Andy Caniford (40) and Adam Holmes (32) also cashed in.

When the home side batted they to scored a decent total, losing their final wicket on 206 with Ross Stickland top scoring for them with 92. However, it was that man Kelly who did most of the damage with the ball, claiming six wickets for just 17 runs as the Mountbatten Park men recorded a massive 234 run victory.

Skipper Rob Ingram said: “It was certainly explosive stuff from the lads. To be fair, it’s not the biggest of grounds and the outfield was simply rapid! Having said that you still have to get the runs and the batsmen delivered the goods that’s for sure! In the context of our campaign it is just one win and we only get the 20 points. However it will certainly have helped that so many of the batsmen got runs, that’ll put them all in good stead for the second half of the season. As for the target over the last nines of the campaign – that’s very simple – win as many of them as we can and see where that leaves us come the final Saturday in August. I want us in a top two place come the end of the season and hopefully that is where we will be.”

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