Whimple II march on with big Exmouth III win.

PUBLISHED: 12:30 21 June 2011

Whimple bowler Chris Palfrey is congratulated by teammates after taking a Bridestowe wicket on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 1168-24-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Whimple bowler Chris Palfrey is congratulated by teammates after taking a Bridestowe wicket on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 1168-24-11SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Whimple II continue to dominate the D Division East 2nd XI table and are now top of the table with seven wins from seven games.

Whimple were denied action owing to a weather hit Whitchurch wicket.

This weekend Jono Burden will seek to end his sides barren four week run without a victory when they host the D Divisions only remaining unbeaten side Ottery St Mary.

Whimple II stay top of the table and have now won all six of their games after a five wicket home win over Exmouth III.

The visitors batted first and were bundled out for 84 with only S Lee (24) and Roger Wensley (17) making much of an impression as Will Cleal claimed 6-13 in eleven exceptional overs, five of which were maidens. Jono Bardot also chipped in with a pair of wickets. Steve Palfrey then hit 19 before Will Bardot (22no) saw the home side over the winning line.

Whimple skipper Barry Wright, speaking about his side dropping twice as many points as they had let slip all season, said: “We’ll be having a chat about this before the next game. We went into the Exmouth game having baked all but one of the century of points we had been playing for so it’s displeasing to now have dropped three so I will be looking for an improvement in the next game. On a more serious note the whole team made contributions to the cause to enable us to see off Exmouth III.”

That next game for Wright and his men is a local derby at Honiton II.


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