Clyst St George 2nds sit top after handsome win over Clyst Hydon

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 May 2019

Ollie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5295. Picture: Terry Ife

Ollie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5295. Picture: Terry Ife

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Clyst St George sit top of the fledgling Tolchards Devon League F Division East table after they claimed a third successive win, defeating visiting Clyst Hydon 2nds by seven wickets at Bohea Field.

Ollie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5294. Picture: Terry IfeOllie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5294. Picture: Terry Ife

Clyst St George skipper Gareth Hall won the toss and asked the visiting side to bat and, with the exception of Sri Lankan opener Supun Malingawe Sinharage, who scored a half century, no one else got more than the 16 from number six batsman Paul Garnham.

Clyst Hydon closed on 122 after 35.3 overs. The home bowling honours went to Matt Knight with his figures being 4-16 from 6.3 overs. Hamish Dow claimed 3-10 from eight overs and Ian Edworthy picked up 2-10 from his eight overs.

Opener Simon Burrell led the run chase, carrying his bat through to stumps at which point eh was unbeaten on 53.

Clyst St George lost just three wickets along the way and the 'best of the rest' in terms of the batting effort were knocks of 26 from Harry O'Dwyer and an unbeaten 15 from Jack Gerrard.

Ollie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5293. Picture: Terry IfeOllie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5293. Picture: Terry Ife

On Saturday (May 25), Clyst St George 2nds travel to fourth placed Sampford Peverell and Tiverton 2nd XI who sit fourth, 18 points behind the table toppers.

Ollie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5292. Picture: Terry IfeOllie Manning bowling for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5292. Picture: Terry Ife

Harry O'Dywer keeping wicket for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5289. Picture: Terry IfeHarry O'Dywer keeping wicket for Clyst St George 2nds at home to Clyst Hydon 2nds. Ref exsp 21 19TI 5289. Picture: Terry Ife

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