Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI v Babbacombe on Sat 01 Aug 2009 at 14.00
Lewdown Cricket Club Won by 3 wickets

Match report After a lot of wet weather and mopping up from the groundstaff this 'must win' game againt Babbacombe went ahead with the game reduced to 42 overs per side. Again the toss was an important one to win and again Lewdown got the choice and asked Babbacombe to bat first on the wet and rather soft wicket. Lewdown's bowlers soon got into their stride and after half of the 42 overs Babbacombe had laboured to 56-3, with the wicket drying and playing far better than expected the Babbacombe middle order, aided by some unusually loose bowling, countered and put the bad ball away regularly, finishing with the very respectable total of 173-8, Charlie Hughes, 2-26, and Mevan Porage, 2-25, being the pick of the bowlers.
The Lewdown reply got off to a great start with Kris Harris(24)and Mevan Porage(29)putting on 71 for the first wicket after 15 overs, the game changed with the introduction of former Devon player Terry Farkins whose big inswingers ripped out the middle order while Harry Geering watched at the other end, Lewdown were reduced to 112-6 and 174 now seemed a very big total but with Farkins(5-29) finishing his spell and No8 Phil Yeo rediscovering his batting form Lewdown sneaked home with 8 balls to go, Geering,who hit 35 and probably his most important knock of the season,being the only other man out and Yeo a fine run a ball 39 n.o, Lewdown winning by 3 wickets and picking 19 points to remain 2nd in the league.
The next 2 fixtures for Lewdown are league leaders Thorverton (away) and home to 3rd placed Hatherleigh with positive results vital in their push for promotion.

Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Kris Harris ct T Farkins 24
Mevan Porage ct T Farkins 29
Harry Geering ct A Lockyer 35 1
Justin Gliddon b T Farkins 0 1
Matt Witcher lbw T Farkins 0
Mark Jordan ct A Ashcroft 1
Ant Weeks b T Farkins 2
Phil Yeo Not Out  39
Adrian Clements Not Out  4
Charlie Hughes   2
Ben Williams  

Babbacombe Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Lockyer7.0029129.004.14
T Goodwin9.014500.005.00
T Farkins12.032955.802.42
A Ashcroft9.0127127.003.00
S Broad3.403100.008.45

Babbacombe Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
173 (0.0 overs)
S Cocker ct & b C Hughes 14
S Porter b C Hughes 9
A Lockyer b M Porage 43
M Tanton lbw K Harris 5
T Farkins ct J Gliddon b A Clements 19
S Broad Not Out  50
D Stubbs b M Porage 0
T Goodwin ct C Hughes b P Yeo 18
N Sleeman Run out  1
D Johnson  
A Ashcroft  

Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Phil Yeo11.0244144.004.00
Ben Williams7.012400.003.43
Kris Harris7.0127127.003.86
Charlie Hughes7.0326213.003.71
Adrian Clements3.0023123.007.67
Mevan Porage7.0325212.503.57

  • Umpire :
    Dave Pearse
  • Scorer :
    Pauline Geering