Otters sparkle to clip wings of all conquering Ipplepen.

PUBLISHED: 12:28 21 June 2011

Ottery batsman George Biggs playing against Plymouth CS on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 1200-24-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Ottery batsman George Biggs playing against Plymouth CS on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 1200-24-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Ottery St Mary are now the only D Division side to remain unbeaten after they became the first team this term to clip the wings of Ipplepen

Ottery St Mary provided the result of the day across the Francis Clark Devon League when they become the first team this season to defeat D Division leaders Ipplepen.

The South Devon side had gone into the game having won all their opening six fixtures but the Otters also went into the meeting unbeaten this term.

The game finally got underway at 2.40pm and, batting first, the Otters slipped to 35-4 in what were very much, bowler friendly conditions, but battled back to close on a gritty 139 all out. Jodi Clements (43) and Will Mumford (38) were the principle run getters.

Will Harrison then took charge of the contest after tea claiming a fivefer as home wickets fell at regular intervals. Harrison finished with 5-31 as Ipplepen were bundled out for 87. Ottery are now the only side in the section to remain unbeaten and they sit just three points behind the leaders. Next up is a home meeting with a Whimple side without a win in four weeks.


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