Exmouth suffer sixth straight top flight defeat with loss to Exeter

PUBLISHED: 21:06 15 June 2019 | UPDATED: 21:06 15 June 2019

Exmouth Cricket Club v Exeter Cricket Club in the Premier Division. Picture: Sam Cooper

Exmouth Cricket Club v Exeter Cricket Club in the Premier Division. Picture: Sam Cooper

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Exmouth suffered a sixth straight Tolchards Devon League topflight defeat when beaten by 43 runs in a low scoring Maer ground meeting with Exeter.

Exeter batted first and the home bowlers did their work well to bundle the visiting side out for just 152. Indeed, had it not been for a fine 73 from Ben Green and a supporting knock of 34 from Tom Richardson, then Exeter would have been defending a far smaller total!

The Green and Richardson contributions apart the only other double score was the number of extras - 18!

Billy Rudolph was the pick of the Maer men bowlers with a return of 3-16 from 4.5 overs and Pete Turnbull picked up a brace of wickets (2-18).

However, in reply, the Maer men were bowled out for just 109 in 40.3 overs. Pete Turnbull top scored with 31 while the 'best of the rest' was a knock of 21 from Ben Ellis. However, the only other double figure scores were those of George Greenway (13no), skipper Andrew Buzza (12) and James Horler (10).

The defeat means the Maer men stay second bottom on 53 points, four better off than basement side North Devon and four worse off than third bottom Torquay.

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