Kelly’s heroes bounce back in style.
PUBLISHED: 09:41 03 August 2011
Honiton’s two senior sides enjoyed victories on the final Saturday of July.
The 1st XI bounced back from the previous week’s disappointment to thrash hosts Tiverton and Bickleigh by 166 runs.
Pete Matravers struck a superb century, finishing with 104 to his name and Rob Ingram weighed in with 69 in a Honiton total of 294-6.
Then skipper Kev Kelly claimed a fivefer, finishing with figures of 5-31 and Adam Holmes bagged 4-17.
The win takes Honiton up a berth into third, three points short of second in the table Upottery and this Saturday they play in the Division’s Match of the Day, entertaining leaders Filleigh.
Honiton II, who a couple of weeks ago felt their promotion bid was floundering, roared into a top two place with a 105 run win at home to Countess Wear II.
Skipper Andrew Lapping (80), Joe Dixon (62) and Craig lapping (35) were the main run providers in a total of 225-9.
Craig Lapping then took 2-35 and there was a brace of wickets also for Richard Hill but it was Andy Brinsford who was the star of the bowling show with 4-20 as the visitors were bowled out for 120.
Next up for Lapping and his men is a local derby at Feniton after which they have three more games to complete what now looks an increasingly likely promotion winning campaign.
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