After a break for half term, the U12s returned to league action and the U15s had a rare outing in a friendly.
Torquay played host to local rivals Barton and having won the toss elected to bat. The stars with the bat were Blaise Baker (31 retired) who completed a hat trick of compulsory retirements and Sam Alcock (30 no). With a big help from extras (52), Torquay reached a mammoth 145 for 3 in their 20 overs. The grandsons of legendary umpire Chris “Shocker” Shelton claimed 1 wicket each for Barton.
In reply, Barton simply never got going and were all out for 50 in 18.1 overs. Ollie Shelton was the only batsmen to reach double figures with 11. As usual all the Torquay side had a bowl but both Blaise Baker and Noel Carswell took 2 wickets.
Torquay travelled to Bovey Tracey were they lost the toss and Bovey Tracey decided to bat. Only Ryan Jones (25) and Toby Cowdry (16) scored significant runs and Bovey Tracey were all out for 67 in 17.3 overs. Blaise Baker with 4 for 5 and Will Whittington with 4 for 12 were the stars with the ball.
Torquay didn’t have it all their own way when they came to bat. However, Noah Rider (17) and Daniel Western (14) saw them over the line for the loss of 6 wickets. Best of the Bovey Tracey bowlers was Jack Ansley with 2 for 9.
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