Thompson the inspiration as he bags sixfold and Honiton win well.

PUBLISHED: 13:07 05 July 2011

Bradley Groves, third man in for Honiton against Babbacombe. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 6347-27-11TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Bradley Groves, third man in for Honiton against Babbacombe. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 6347-27-11TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Honiton are into second place in the E Division table after they comprehensively despatched visiting Babbacombe, beating the South Devon side by 120 runs. Batting first, Honiton were bowled out for 190, led there by Pete Matravers (45) and Ollie Cave (41).

Then it was 16-year old Alan Thompson who took charge after tea taking six visiting wickets for just 16 runs as Babbacombe were bundled out for 70.

Skipper Kev Kelly said: “It was another clinical performance. We could, and indeed perhaps should, have made sure we collected maximum batting points but then young Alan (Thompson) bowled superbly to make sure we won with something to spare.”

Honiton II went down by three wickets in a low scoring affair at Newton Poppleford against Exmouth III.

Batting first, Honiton were bundled out for just 63 but then made their home side sweat, taking seven wickets before slipping to defeat.

On Saturday Honiton’s senior side travel to Kentisbeare whilst the 2nd XI entertain the Kents second eleven.


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