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Composed Barratt hits unbeaten 45

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: June 27, 2013

FAST DELIVERY: Action from North Devon against Exmouth.    Picture: Paula Davies. To order this photograph call 0844 4060 269 and quote Ref:  BNPD20130622E-010_C

FAST DELIVERY: Action from North Devon against Exmouth. Picture: Paula Davies. To order this photograph call 0844 4060 269 and quote Ref: BNPD20130622E-010_C

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AN UNBEATEN 45 from Dan Barratt moved Bideford up to second in the Stayindevon.co.uk North Devon League.

The 17-year-old's composure at the crease completed a four-wicket victory over Sandford in the first division.

Fred King and James Ford claimed three wickets apiece as the Mid Devon visitors were bowled out for 182 in the windy conditions at Westward Ho!

Russell Dinscombe dug them out of a hole, hitting 86 off 67 balls after joining the action on 106 for eight. But it was not quite enough.

In reply, Ford scored 28 and Reece Stanbury, the 16-year-old batting at No 4, hit 26 off 26 balls.

Linton Terblanche (3-31), the South African seamer, caused the hosts a few problems with his pace.

Bideford were five wickets down and still needing another hundred when Barratt entered the field at No 7 to see them through.

The win moves them above Halberton ahead of their next fixture, at home to Filleigh on July 7.

Filleigh only had ten players for their trip to Hatherleigh and were dismissed for 104.

Rob Fishleigh was the pick of the bowling attack, taking the key wicket of Jas Kalsi, caught behind by a diving one-handed catch from Rob Chapman.

Once Kalsi went for 27, Filleigh did not offer much threat as Ryan Davies claimed three for 12 and Fishleigh and Mark Lake had two wickets each.

Hatherleigh eased past their target with seven wickets to spare thanks to Andrew Fishleigh (27) and Chapman with 43 not out.

Ryan Bowden, of Incorrigibles, hit 77 against Beaford in the second division but it counted for nothing as the match was abandoned due to rain.

Bratton Fleming maintained their 100 per cent record in the third division by punishing an understrength North Devon II.

The visitors only arrived with nine players and were duly bowled out for 102 with Kurtis Parkin (three for 34) and Rob Scoines (three for 18) doing the damage.

Jason Smith, the South African all-rounder, looked set to make a big total before he was clean bowled by Ben Ward on 59 to turn the match.

Sam Witheridge made 21 not out for North Devon and he and Feargus O'Donnell both took two wickets.

Bratton remained in charge, though, with Richard Tucker (38) and Oli Hunt (35no) helping them past the winning line inside 19 overs.

Brady Saunders hit a half century as Barnstaple and Pilton II eased to victory over Kelseymen in the fourth division.

Saunders scored 65, helping Barnstaple set a target of 214 before the hosts were bowled out for 103.

The runs were shared around as Victoria Park II outscored Chittlehampton in the fifth division on Saturday.

Charlie Wood had an outstanding unbeaten 137 for the visitors and still finished on the losing side.

Seven Park players had scores of 20 or more and although none went on to get a big total, it was enough to edge them past Chittle's 248 target.

Josh Johnston claimed four wickets for them and Joe Wolfe top-scored on 36.

Mitchell Bryan was 33 not out, leading Bratton Fleming II to a five-wicket win at Barnstaple and Pilton III.

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