Their three match winning streak came to an end at home to Ipplepen. Ipplepen won the toss and asked Torquay to have a bat. The only Torquay batsmen to trouble the scorers was Blaise Baker who had to retire yet again but for the first time this season had to return to the crease and finished on 38no. Extras actually top scored with a half century. After 20 overs, Torquay had got 99 for 9. Ipplepen had four bowlers each take 2 wickets – the best being Henry Gascoyne with 2 for 6.
Ipplepen knocked the runs off for the loss of just 3 wickets in 17.3 overs. Noah Sutton who had to retire on reaching 30 and Toby Holroyd with 28 scored the bulk of the runs. Blaise Baker, the day after his heroics with ball for 2nd XI, was the best of the Torquay bowlers with 1 for 8.
They however returned to winning ways at home to Ipplepen Girls U14s. The Ipplepen side contained the daughters of Neil Hancock our overseas star from 1996 when we won Devon Cricket League.
Torquay won the toss and elected to bat. Blaise Baker made it five retirements out of five. Next best of the Torquay batsmen was Jack Alcock with 22. Torquay amassed 128 for 5 in their 20 overs. The best of Ipplepen’s bowlers was Lauren Edworthy with a creditable 3 for 24. (Lydia Hancock was tight though with her 2 overs going for just 8 runs.)
Ipplepen unfortunately didn’t get going – not helped by 4 run outs. They were all out for 42 in just 12.2 overs – Hannah Jones with 11no was the top scorer. The best of Torquay’s bowlers was Francis McNally with 2 for 12.
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