3rd XI win again!

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A strong Exeter side turned up at the beautifully presented Court Lane ground for the next leg of their promotion quest. Skipper Vince Reddick called right for the first time this season and had no hesitation in electing to bat. This saw the very strong opening pair of Adam Fradgley and new signing Sam Reddick take to the crease, and the pair wasted no time in despatching the bowling to all points. The pair bought up the 50 in the 8th over and kept up the rate to bring up the 100 partnership in the 16th over. With the score on 101 Fradgley (35) miss timed a drive and this left Reddick to carry on aggressively, hitting 15 fours as he amassed 92, being bowled by Ian Hunt off of the last ball of the 23rd over. By now Exeter were 146 for 2 and heading for a big score. Some accurate bowling by Ian Hunt (12.5-1-59-5) slowed things down for a while, but gradually Matt Williamson (36) and the impressive Harry Skinner (39) clattered several 4’s and 6’s in a stand of 57 for the 6th wicket. This allowed Reddick to declare at 258 for 8, allowing him to set an attacking field upon the resumption.

 

Exeter opened up with the returning Matt Williamson who had the openers struggling for runs, whilst the ever reliable Paul Jordan kept a tight lid on the scoring from the other end. Only D Turner (29) and Reid Mawdsley (26) looked to attack in any way, and once Williamson (14-2-44-2) and Jordan (14-5-34-2) had completed their shifts, Exeter had broken into the middle order. Adam Fradgley came into the attack and struck in his second over, and a fine 5 over burst saw Fradgley claim 4 for 11. It was left to Naj Choudhary to finish things off for Exeter, taking two wickets in 9 balls to leave Exeter comfortable winners by 147 runs.

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