Ottery set for final day of season promotion celebrations.

PUBLISHED: 16:23 30 August 2011

Ottery St Mary banked a full house of points with an eight wicket win in their home East Devon derby against Whimple.

Rob Johns (4-13), Rob Crabb (3-3) and Mark Woodman (2-31) combined to bundle the visitors out for 71 inside 33 overs. Sam Tennent (44no) and Jack Pritchard (22no) then put on 65 for the unbroken third wickets after the first two wickets in the chase went down for just 10 runs.

For Ottery, it’s a case of needing four points from their final day game at a Whitchurch side who head into that match desperate for points to avoid relegation.

For Whimple it’s a case of them going into the final day with their place in the D Division not secure. If Whitchurch surprise Ottery and Halberton match the Whimple haul then Whimple would go down with Bridestowe.

Ottery II moved to within a point of Ipplepen II in the race to go up as C Division 2nd XI champions.

The Otters batted first at Barnstaple and Pilton and were led to 160-8 by Steve Forbes (40no) and E Fowler (27).

Barum were then bundled out for just 68 leaving Ottery with an 18 point haul which meant they gained three on leaders Ipplepen with both sides heading into the final day matches with hopes of landing the top honour. On Saturday Ottery entertain Clyst Hydon II whilst Ipplepen entertain Axminster II.


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