The 1st XI headed off down west for the first time this season entering Janner Country to take on Plymstock CC 1stXI.

The toss was done – T&K won it and decided to have a bowl with storm clouds all around.  The inevitable happened and the match was reduced to 37 overs per side.

Blaise Baker signed on for the season taking a wicket with his first ball.  However, it was a Wallace and Gromet moment – not “The Wrong Trousers” but “The Wrong Shirt” as he was wearing big brother Sonny’s!

There was a further rain interruption which saw the match reduced to just 32 overs per side – towards the end it was questionable whether play should have continued which did make for a difficult decision after tea.

The top scorer for Plymstock was Matt Whalley with 36 supported by their overseas, Prince Masvaure, who had literally only just flown into the country, with 29.  The best of the T&K bowlers was Aaron Hearn with 3 for 14 with Vivek Kulkarni (a late sub for his eldest son) nipping in with 2 for 2 (Harry Passenger also took 2 for 26.)  Mention must be made though, of the excellent opening spell by Ritesh Debhade with 1 for 13 off 6 overs.  Unfortunately, Bobby Western in his last match as a minor, didn’t get the opportunity to turn his arm over.

Plymstock were all out for 122 with 4 balls remaining.  Tea was then taken to save.  It hasn’t gone unnoticed that young Harry Passenger stands up and thanks the host club for providing Teas etc – long may this continue.  (It goes without saying that the club presented Plymstock CC with a spare used match ball as they now are using a higher grade ball – T&K are the only DCL club which does this.)

Tea over then the fun and games started.  The umpires deemed it was too wet to go back out.  In accordance with the GWL Guidance they were correct.  However, the decision to stay out pre-Tea made for some difficult conversations.  Ultimately, the match was Abandoned. 

Next up for the 1st XI is action in the Aaron Printers Cup this Thursday at The Rec against Paignton CC 2nd XI – there will be a rarity as Evo for this season only has handed over the scoring reins to Phil Sturman.  The 1st XI then return to DCL next Saturday home to Thorverton CC 1st XI – hopefully Tim Western will have jetted back from international duty in time!

Plymstock CC 1st XI                      122 all out (31.2 overs)

M Whalley                                      36

P Masvaure                                   29

A Hearn                                          3-14

Match Abandoned – Torquay and  Kingskerswell CC 1st XI (13 pts) and Plymstock CC 1st XI  (10 pts)



The 2nd XI played host to Teignmouth and Shaldon CC 2nd XI is a match also affected by the rain but not as badly as the 1st XI.

The 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field.  Top score for T&S, was Torquay CC old boy, Daniel O’Connell undefeated on 47.  O’Connell was supported by William Moore with 42.  The star of the show with the ball for T&K was Towkir Chowdhury with 4 for 35.  T&S finished on 172 for 8 in their 38 overs.  It does have to be reported that as a result of a dropped catch, the first 2nd XI player will appear as a stat on the ECB Recreational Cricket Injury Surveillance Programme – all one will say he is from up north!

In reply T&K got home with 10 balls to spare and 6 wickets in hand.  This was thanks to solid contributions by all the top four batters.  It was led by Faiz Ebrahim undefeated on 42, supported by Matt McCann on 38, Mike Pugh on 31 and Ryan Hanauer on 29.  The best of the T&S bowlers was William Moore with 2 for 35.

Next up for the 2nd XI is a trip over the Moors next Saturday to take on Whitchurch Wayfarers CC 1st XI.

Teignmouth and Shaldon CC 2nd XI           172 for 8 (38 overs)

D O’Connell                                                     47*

W Moore                                                            42

T Chowdhury                                                   4-35

Torquay and Kingskerswell CC 2nd XI         173 for 4 (36.2 overs)

F Ebrahim                                                         42*

M McCann                                                        38

M Pugh                                                             31

R Hanauer                                                        29

Torquay and Kingskerswell CC 2nd XI (19 pts) beat Teignmouth and Shaldon CC 2nd XI (6 pts)


A hat trick of tosses won.  T&K won the toss and elected and elected to fiekd.

There was drama when Babbacombe 3rd XI batted, top scorer, Rajesh Thundupurayidathil was out for 37 obstructing the field (not even Evo had had it before).  There was another’s chair’s bowling performance from Steve Waters with 2 for 28.  Babbacombe 3rd XI were 174 for 5 after their 40 overs.

In reply the stars of show with the bat for T&K were Richard Saunter with 49 and Steve Waters with 33 but they were greatly helped by 57 extras!  The best of the Babbacombe bowlers were Rajesh Thundupurayidathil with 2 for 15 and Sam Alcock with 2 for 27.  T&K got home with 3 wickets in hand and 8 balls to spare.

Next up for the 3rd XI is a trip next weekend to take on Cullompton 4th XI at Plymtree CC.

Babbacombe CC 3rd XI                                   174 for 5 (40 overs)

R Thundupayidathil                                          37

S Waters                                                          2-28

Torquay and Kingskerswell CC 3rd XI              179 for 7 (38.4 overs)

Extras                                                               57

R Saunter                                                         49

S Waters                                                           33

R Thundupayidathil                                          2-15

S Alcock                                                            2-27

Torquay and Kingskerswell CC 3rd XI  (17 pts) beat Babbacombe CC 3rd XI (7 pts) by 3 Wickets

Player of the Day

A close one between Towkir Chowdhury and Steve Waters, but it has to go to Towkir Chowdhury.

Spectator Watch

Ian Baker for being the dutiful son – taking mum Claire down to see her grandson play down at Plymstock.  Mention must also be made of Claire’s trusty companion, Rolly the dog.


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