Woodman takes another fivefer but Ottery denied

PUBLISHED: 11:06 15 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 were denied victory in their sixth match of the Francis Clark Devon league season.

Ottery remain the side desperately trying to keep pace with all-conquering Ipplepen, the D Division table toppers have dropped just three points in the first third of the season – but the Otters were denied victory by bullish Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough in a game hit by the weather.

Batting first, Ottery closed on 153-8, led there by Alex Clements (47no), Jody Clements (33) and Mark Woodman (28). The visitors were always struggling to effect much of a run chase, especially in the face of some marvellous bowling from Mark Woodman who claimed 5-14 in from eleven splendid overs.

Ottery sit 15 points shy of Ipplepen who they travel to on Saturday bidding to become the first teams this term in the C Division to stop the South Devon men winning a game.

Ottery St Mary II were narrowly edged out by Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough II.

The Otters were bowled out for 154 with only Ron Crabb (47) and Louis Biggs (30) making much headway.

Biggs then claimed 4-50 for Ottery but the home side scraped home with their last pair at the wicket.


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