Devon D West

Yelverton v Whitchurch

THE Yelverton Bohemians picked up their second win of the season in a close game against local rivals Whitchurch Wayfarers.

Ben Powell for Whitchurch won the toss and elected to bat. While the score rattled along, Yelverton picked up two quick wickets with neat leg side catches by Julyan. Meadows (39) in the unaccustomed position of opening the batting took the attack to Yelverton. He and Potts put on 36 before Meadows mistiming a shot was caught in the deep by Richards.

Barriball hit a useful 32 and with the score of 113-4 at the half-way stage the game was nicely balanced. Richards (6-47) started to make a difference and Whitchurch slumped to 144-9. Gibbs (31) watched the mayhem as the middle order disappeared. A last stand of 42, the highest of the innings, brought some respectability to the total as Sambells (18) swished to good effect before missing a straight one.

In reply, Yelverton set off at a great pace helped by some wayward bowling. Daniel Cooper (16) and Townsend (5) were two early wickets but Beauchamp (14) and, particularly, Brain (58) took the score rapidly to 96. Half way to the total and eight wickets in hand Yelverton were cruising to victory. 35 from James Cooper left Yelverton needing just 60 runs. Meadows (3-36) and Potts (1-44) put a brake on proceedings but Tom Richards (24) put the game beyond doubt with some well hit boundaries.Yelverton moved up into third position while Whitchurch hover above the relegation slots.

Yelverton won by three wickets.