Exmouth still in chase for top two finish as Lye again stars with bat and ball
Exmouth suffered tail-end charlie trouble as they had to settle for a winning draw in their meeting with Plympton.
Batting first, the Maer men, scored a very respectable 224-9 in their 50 overs.
Barney Huxtable (51), David Lye (45) and Lawrence Greenway – the latter promoted to open the innings with Huxtable, struck 43.
The visitors produced contributions down then order but none grater than 41 and, at 178-9 it looked very much as if Exmouth, without skipper Richard Baggs, would chalk up a sixth win of the top flight season.
However then last pair shut up shop to great effect and saw out the final five overs to see their side to a closing total of 197-9.
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Lye completed yet another excellent all-round match with four wickets and Trevor Anning claimed three.
Three to play for the Maer men who are at home to Bradninch on Saturday.
- 1 Sad passing of Seaton Bowling Club President
- 2 Honiton's new town clerk 'will try to make a difference'
- 3 'It’s amazing how much you take for granted and how much we have to be grateful for'
- 4 'Follow the spirit of the lockdown restrictions'
- 5 £40,000 to support local groups hit hard by Covid-19 crisis
- 6 Westpoint one of two news venues to be used for vaccine roll out
- 7 Runners take on 1,000km challenge in memory of Evelyn Tratt
- 8 Hospiscare charity will hold virtual recruitment fair
- 9 Road works start to enhance access to Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone
- 10 Riding through the lockdown restrictions
They go into the game still very much in the hunt for the runners-up berth which they look to be contesting with Sidmouth, Budleigh and Bovey Tracey who are the three sides currently standing between them and champions elect North Devon.