TACC v Walkham Valley Often touted as the best venue in the area, Wembury offered little to dissuade the epithet as Walkham Valley travelled the few miles to take on TACC in a match that saw more than 300 runs scored in 40 overs of majestic cricket. Choosing to bat first, Walkham opened with Chris Spreadbury and Martin hitting four boundaries between them. Spreadbury was bowled for 16 and Martin for 19. Richard Berry hit a six and four fours on his way to an unbeaten 27. He was partnered for a time by Kevin Curry, whose five scoring shots saw two maximums and a four before being caught off the bowling of Taylor. Graham Vincent and Roger Smith chose boundaries as the preferred course of action, hitting nine between them, and though Smith did manage to run a two, in the course of his 28, his singles were in the main relaxed. Vincent retired, having hit 25. Moule and Kierney added another 16 runs to bring Walkham?s total to 164, easily their best knock of the season so far. TACC?s reply got off to a slow but steady start, with O?Sullivan and Turnbull taking 16 runs from the first four overs. Turnbull found himself on the slow walk back to the pavilion, caught off the bowling of Callum Keirney. This brought McGee to the crease and the pairing patiently added to the score, harvesting singles while taking the odd boundary when the bowling deserved it. Both retired not out for 25, as did Godber in at four, hitting six fours out of 12 scoring shots. Head came in at five, staying there until the close, but his boundaries were only a precursor to the innings of the match. By this time the sun was sinking behind the tree line, the shadows had lengthened and evening was beckoning, but Millet, watched eagerly by his two sheep dogs, strode to the middle without a care. In six scoring shots, two sixes, three fours and a solitary single, Millet amassed the requisite 25 and put TACC within reach of the match. But it was not to be. Requiring 13 from the last over, Hatton and Head could do no more than score two singles against the miserly Berry ? 154 was not enough to beat Walkham, but it was sufficent to take the combined total over 300 and even in defeat, TACC laid claim to Millet, without doubt man of the match.