Sidmouth Cricket Club

Sidmouth Cricket Club

Maturity missing as talent abounds

by John Goodwin

Former champions in rebuild mode

THE lack of experience in Sidmouth’s 2nd XI showed when they lost by six wickets to Bovey Tracey in their final game.
With only three players over the age of 20, the side was unable to build on the decent start provided by openers Matt Hewer and Will Sobczak who put on 87 before being parted, the latter lbw for 38.
Hewer went on to make 50 and was third man out at 131. It then became processional as the next seven wickets fell for 46, Sidmouth dismissed for 177 in 48 overs.
There was a glimmer of hope for the visitors when Nick Mansfield took wickets in consecutive overs as the Bovey score approached 50, but those runs had come at an alarming rate.
Dominic Bess applied some control with two wickets for 43 runs in 14 overs but Bovey cruised home in 38 overs.
Champions of the Francis Clark 2nd XI Premier Division for the past three years and a major force over the past decade, Sidmouth this season finished 17 points clear of a relegation spot and is now in a rebuilding phase.
How quickly a talented group of youngsters adapt to senior cricket will decide the team's rate of rehabilitation.

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Sidmouth Cricket Club (A) won the toss and decided to bat.

Sidmouth Cricket Club (A) Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Saj Patidar ct. J. Mason, b. S. Thomas 12 31 2 0 38.7
Dan Powell Run Out 14 0 3 0
Matt Hewer ct. J. Mason, b. J. Mason 50 84 10 0 59.5
James Gingell ct. C. Carter, b. S. Thomas 25 39 4 0 64.1
Alastair Chilcott lb. C. Carter 6 19 0 0 31.6
Charlie Miles lb. R. Longstreet 0 4 0 0 0
Greg Chaplin lb. S. Thomas 1 9 0 0 11.1
Will Sobczak lb. S. Thomas 38 53 7 0 71.7
Dominic Bess lb. J. Mason 4 0 1 0
Henry Gater b. C. Carter 0 1 0 0 0
Nick Mansfield Not Out 2 18 0 0 11.1
Extras 20w, 5lb 25
Total for 10 wickets 47.1 overs 177

Bovey Tracey Cricket Club Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
J Mason 13.1 5 36 2 2.7 2w
B Roberts 5 3 29 0 5.8 11w
R Longstreet 11 1 58 1 5.3 6w
S Thomas 15 2 47 4 3.1 1w
Chris Carter 3 2 2 2 0.7

Bovey Tracey Cricket Club Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
J Fulner lb. N. Mansfield 24 16 6 0 150
E Woolcott st. D. Powell, b. D. Bess 39 81 5 0 48.1
Chris Carter ct. N. Mansfield, b. N. Mansfield 6 9 1 0 66.7
S Newton ct. A. Chilcott, b. D. Bess 44 54 9 0 81.5
P Arnold Not Out 39 60 7 0 65
T Holland Not Out 7 4 1 0 175
S Thomas 0 0 0 0
J Mason 0 0 0 0
A DeYoung 0 0 0 0
R Longstreet 0 0 0 0
B Roberts 0 0 0 0
Extras 14w, 3lb, 2nb 19
Total for 4 wickets 37.4 overs 178

Sidmouth Cricket Club (A) Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
Nick Mansfield 5 0 33 3 6.6 3w
Alastair Chilcott 4 0 29 0 7.3 2nb, 6w
Charlie Miles 8 1 27 0 3.4 1w
Dominic Bess 14 3 43 2 3.1 1w
James Gingell 3 0 10 0 3.3
Greg Chaplin 2 0 21 0 10.5 3w
Saj Patidar 1.4 1 7 0 4.2

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