Precious wickets taken
Haul helps county final cause
WICKET-TAKING could be crucial in deciding who goes forward from the East Devon Indoor League to the county finals so Sidmouth were pleased to take all six against Newton St Cyres.
Batting first, Sidmouth had posted 177 with Anthony Griffiths twice retiring as he made 57.
Charlie Miles made 37, Anthony Dibble 29 not out and John Goodwin 25 not out.
Lee Clayden was run out without facing a ball and Nick Mansfield had 13 to his name when he perished similarly.
He finished up in credit, though, because his three overs cost a mere 12 runs when Newton St Cyres replied with 113. Leading the way for them were openers Rob Ingram and Phil Denham who made 29 and 25 respectively.
Dibble took 2-33, Clayden 1-33 and Miles 1-41.
Clyst Hydon, who like Sidmouth have lost one game as the qualifying date for the county finals nears, took three wickets in their victory over Ottery St Mary.