Under the returning Matt McCann, the 2nd XI headed to Abbotskerswell hoping to build on the previous weekend’s win.
Prior to the umpires calling play the team photo was taken:
Whilst social distancing was near perfect. It has been noted one player wasn’t in full whites! Furthermore so has the absence of the match officials – matches can’t go ahead without them.
Abbotskerswell won the toss and unsurprisingly elected to bat. Shannon Cox who has escaped the lockdown in Melbourne and currently resides in Ashburton was top scorer with 52. Dan Cowdry who was out on 50 was a wicket of note – bowled Bobby Western, stumped Daniel Western, square leg umpire Ian Western and scorer Sandra Western. A real family affair! With father Ian on the side-lines this week, it was left to young Blaise Baker to take the wickets with 4 for 47. Abbotskerswell finished on 248 for 9 in their 40 overs.
Torquay found batting somewhat more difficult. The one significant contribution though was by Niall McCarthy who fell just 4 runs short of his 50. Lower down there were cameo’s by Ben Passenger with 27 and Dinesh Giri with 21. Abbotskerswell shared the wickets around but the best was Ian Jarman, on the comeback trail from injury, with 2 for 26. Torquay were all out for 168 in 35.2 overs.
Abbotskerswell CC 2nd XI 248 for 9 (40 overs)
S Cox 52
D Cowdry 50
A Latham 42
B Baker 4-47
Torquay CC 2nd XI 168 all out (35.2 overs)
N McCarthy 46
B Passenger 27
D Giri 21
I Jarman 2-26
A Latham 2-27
G Catley 2-36
Abbotskerswell CC 2nd XI (20 pts) beat Torquay CC 2nd XI (8 pts) by 80 Runs
Player of the Day
Certainly the youngsters Blaise Baker and Niall McCarthy were in the running as were the more established “stars” Tom Drake and Tim Western. However, this week’s Player of the Day goes to Chris Kelmere