Honiton IIs wrap up title triumph with crushing win at Exwick Honiton ended their D Division East season with an 8-wicket Mountbatten Park win over Culmstock.

PUBLISHED: 08:59 02 September 2015 | UPDATED: 08:59 02 September 2015


Honiton ended their D Division East season with an 8-wicket Mountbatten Park win over Culmstock.

Ben Kidson and Adam Homes each bagged a brace of wickets as the visitors were rolled over for a paltry 71 and then Pete Matravers hit a sweet half century as victory was sealed in double quick time.

The win, an eighth in their 18 league outings sees Honiton finish in fourth spot with 223 points.

That leaves them 18 points light of the play-off spot occupied by Cullompton.

Honiton 2nds completed a champion season with a tenth success of the term, thrashing Exwick II by eight wickets.

The Exeter side batted first and were hustled out for just 47 in 27.2 overs with Richard Hill taking four wickets for just 14 runs in nine overs. Joe Dixon claimed two wickets for nine runs in nine overs and there were also two wickets for Ian Kelly (2-7 in 4.2 overs) and a single wicket for Andy Brinsford (1-9 in five overs).

Dixon then led a rapid run chase – just 10.1 overs were required for Honiton to wrap up victory – hitting 27 before he was one of two wickets to be lost. Andrew Lapping was the other batsman to be dismissed, in his case for 9 with the not out batsmen when the win was confirmed being Peter Beighton (4) and Kieran Conway (4).

Next season the Honiton second string will ply their trade in the C Division East division against the likes of Exmouth III, Uplyme II, Kilmington and Countess Wear. This time 12 months ago the second eleven had just finished second bottom of the D Division East table, so this season’s title win marks a terrific improvement by the Mountbatten Park men.

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