District Under 11s 2015 Results
Date Home v Away Venue Result
Sun 26th April South 11s v East 11s Shaldon Optimists CC East won by 4 wickets
Sun 26th April North 11s v West 11s  Shebbear North won by 8 wickets
Sun 03rd May East 11s v West 11s Seaton CC Match Cancelled
Sun 03rd May South 11s v North 11s Torquay CC Match Cancelled
Sun 17th May North 11s v East 11s Chumleigh CC North won by 108 runs
Sun 17th May West 11s v South 11s Ivybridge CC


South Devon v East Devon

It was a breezy, dull day to start the season at Shaldon Optimists. Perched high above Teignmouth the ground offered little protection from the elements. The East won the toss and inserted the home team. They quickly took advantage of the skiddy wicket with Sherwood (4-12) bowling an excellent spell to rip the heart out of the South batting. Harvey (15) and Western (24) had the South's only significant partnership taking the score from 27 to 72. Sherwood, however, was well supported by the rest of the East bowling attack and they did well to restrict the South to 80 all out.

The East started their response well with an early boundary from Cole, before South captain Farkins (5-20) found his pace and rhythm, picking up 5 quick wickets including a hatrick spread over two overs. This though proved to be last success the South could muster with the ball, the only other wicket falling to a direct hit run out from O'Connell. The East were guided home by Sherwood who completed a not out 24 to add to his earlier excellent bowling figures.

Our thanks go to Shaldon Optimists CC who did an excellent job of hosting the day, the two umpires and both the scorers.

North Devon v West Devon

We were delighted to host our friends from the West at Shebbear College on a fine but chilly afternoon. The toss was important on a damp pitch that looked helpful to bowlers and North skipper, Reuben Windley won out, putting the West in. Early wickets were the result, one an unfortunate run out and the second a super delivery from Ben Seaman (1-11). The West then fought back sternly and progressed to 40 with Charles Bowden striking four powerful boundaries, before being deceived by Windley (2-16) for a well-made 25. A middle-order collapse followed. Jasper Presswell (2-7) bowled two victims at a vital time, there was a spectacular one-handed catch by Dan Moody at point and an alert run out from the deep by Henry Cooper. Cooper (1-5) then bowled a short, brisk spell and Charlie Preswell’s off spin tidied up the tail. The West was bowled out for 71 in just 20 overs. It did not look enough, but you never know until both teams have batted.

Jasper Preswell (13) and Hugh Kilvington steadied any nerves and gave the North a perfect start with a 38 run opening stand, against a testing opening attack. When Kilvington was also out at unlucky 13, Windley and Wilf Auty only had 13 runs to polish off to win the game for North with 23 overs to spare. The game was played in a great spirit and the West never gave up, bowling and fielding with enthusiasm to the very last. I would like to thank Tony the umpire, Andy Seaman for standing at square leg, the parents who volunteered to score, Susannah for helping with all local arrangements and the many others who came to support and spend a pleasant afternoon together. It was a splendid way to kick off a new season.


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