Ottery St. Mary v Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 22 Aug 2009 at 13.30
Match was Drawn winning

Match report After last weeks crushing defeat at the hands of Hatherleigh and only 6 points separating the top 3, a win at Ottery, who have only been beaten twice this season, was almost a must.

To their disappointment Lewdown lost the toss and were asked to bat on what was a good looking and hard wicket. The early loss of Lewdown’s top run scorer Mevan Porage put Lewdown on the back foot and with former Devon bowler Mark Woodman bowling a great line and length runs were hard to come by and after 26 overs they had laboured to 64-2, the rest of the batsmen were asked to bat in 20/20 mode and they duly obliged, Harry Geering (55) and Mark Jordan (29) in a partnership of 66 in 8 overs got Lewdown going and with good contributions from the lower and mid order batsmen they managed to score 135 in the last 20 overs and reach the respectable total of 199-9.

The Ottery reply got off to a fair start and at 52-1 after 15 it was game on, the loss of two quick wickets put Lewdown back on top but also brought to the crease danger man and another former Devon player in John Tierney, several boundary’s later and the score 110-5 the game was in the balance until Tierney went for one big shot to many and holed out at long off, another wicket for Porage and Lewdown needed 3 wickets in the last 16 overs. Ottery have gained a reputation for being able to bat out for the losing draw and this they did again with no further wickets being lost and them finishing on 175-7. Porage finishing with his seasons best figures of 4-42 and Jordan 2-43. At the start of the game Lewdown would have been disappointed with this result but with news coming in that Thorverton had lost and Lewdown had gone 2nd by just 2 points spirits were lifted a little.

In the last game of the season Lewdown will have the difficult task of trying to beat local rivals and an in form Whitchurch team at home needing 19 points to guarantee promotion.

Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mevan Porage Caught  2
Olly Brown Caught  16
Jack Skuse Caught  34
Harry Geering Caught  55 1
Mark Jordan Bowled  29
Ant Weeks Run out  1
Adrian Clements Caught  8 1
Carl Weeks Lbw  14
Charlie Hughes Caught  3
Ben Williams Not Out  13
Adrian Edmonds  

Ottery St. Mary Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Ottery St. Mary Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
175 (0.0 overs)
C Axcel b M Porage 28
R Townsend b B Williams 5
J Clements lbw M Jordan 8
M Kirk lbw M Porage 2
J Tierney ct A Clements b M Jordan 39
S Forbes ct H Geering b M Porage 8
J Pritchard Not Out  34
L Townsend b M Porage 0
M Woodman Not Out  23
M Miller  
W Harrison  

Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Adrian Edmonds6.011600.002.67
Ben Williams9.0233133.003.67
Mark Jordan10.0143221.504.30
Charlie Hughes6.011500.002.50
Mevan Porage13.0142410.503.23
Adrian Clements2.002100.0010.50

  • Umpire :
    Dave Pearse
  • Scorer :
    Elaine Hayden