D DIVISION WEST By CONRAD SUTCLIFFE
ABBOTSKERSWELL 2nd XI gave Babbacombe a run for their money before surrendering to a two-wicket defeat.
Extras (31) contributed more runs than an individual batsman to Abbots’ 45-over total of 147 for nine.
Runs from the bat came from Adrian Lightowlers (28), Jamie Lock (23) and Chris Meikle (24).
Paul Bates (3-27) shaded it from Ben Passmore (3-33) in the Babbacombe bowling department.
One name stood out on the Babbacombe run chase: Jinu Kurian, who made 80.
Meikle (3-33) and Jake Fox (3-37) gave Babbacombe plenty of problems and two late wickets for Leroy Lane set-up a tense finish.
A GUTSY knock of 92 from Adam Peters wasn’t enough to see Ipplepen 2nd XI to victory over Barton 2nd XI.
Barton’s top six all produced the goods as a total of 259 for eight was posted after 45 overs.
Chris Needham (55) cashed in on the platform left by openers Jack Bell (45) and Lewis Crocker (24) and with help from Andy Pugh (21) and Adam Last (29) pushed the score up to 212 for five. Aaron Hearne was run out for 23 near the end.
Keith Bell (1-19) kept the lid on the Barton batters for nine overs. Harry Leiwis (3-37) was the lone bowler with more than two wickets.
Peters went in for Ipplepen at 23 for two and was last man out with the score on 200. Sam Wakeham (21) made the only significant contribution, although Bell shared a stand of 67 for the eighth wicket, of which he made nine!
Needham (3-33) capped a man-of-the-match performance for Barton with three wickets and there were two each for Tom Porter. Bell and Ben Lipton in a 59 run win.
CHELSTON & Kingskerswell struggled for traction against Kingsbridge bowlers Neal Peach and Bhanu de Silva – and it probably cost them the game.
James Westlake (54), Adrian Maxwell (33) and de Silva 48 had been the mainstays of Kingsbridge’s total of 222 for nine.
Chelston & Kingskerswell became becalmed against Peach, who bowled nine over for just three runs scored.
It was a similar story at de Silva’s end where he sent down nine overs for just 16 runs – and picked up a couple of wickets.
Nick Guest (44) and Jacob Keaney (40) were C&KK’s leading run getters in a reply that reached 142 for four.
PLYMPTON 2nd XI were in a strong position against Saturday morning leaders Yelverton when their game was washed out.
Keiryn Cooper had top scored with 54 off 39 balls – nine fours and a six – in Plympton’s tally of 261 for seven. Surya Suresh (35), Keith Willcock (48) and Isaac Rowsell (38) earlier took Plympton to 139 for two before Steve Raven (22) and Sam Agnew (23) topped things up in the middle order.
Ben Grove, the Yelverton captain, topped his side’s bowling returns with two wickets for 28 runs.
Yelverton drop back to second as Kingsbridge’s win over Abbotskerswell took them into pole position.
WHITCHURCH captain Josh Towl showed his team-mates how it should be done with an unbeaten ton in the wash-out against Plymstock 2nd XI.
Towl had been furious with his batters after their capitulation to 33 all out at Kingsbridge last time out.
“It was a horror show,” said Towl. “We did not place any value on our wickets.”
Towl led from the front against Plymstock with an unbeaten 142, which came off 115 balls and included 16 fours and six sixes.
A stand of 178 for the fourth wicket with Nigel Barriball (74) formed the cornerstone of Whitchurch’s total of 296 for eight.
Tom Baker (3-26) was Plymstock’s cheapest and most successful bowler.