Devon E Kentisbeare v Bridestowe AFTER a disappointing loss at Kenn last week Bridestowe Cricket Club arrived at a sunny Kentisbeare to a hard track and short boundaries. In the field, things initially looked good for the visitors with Kentisbeare restricted to 109-2 at drinks thanks to some tight bowling from brothers Dan (9-48-0) and Tom Fogerty. However, Sprague (71), led the charge after the break and the home side finished with an impressive 301-8. With a good pitch, Bridestowe started confidently and were well placed on 135-1 at drinks with Phil Hatton and Tom Fogerty in control. Missing out on his second successive ton at Kentisbeare, Hatton was bowled trying to turn one around the corner bringing in-form Alex Jopling to the crease with the score on 169. When Jopling was out for a confident 30 and the score well over 200, there seemed to be few concerns for Bridestowe however the climbing run rate caused some rash shots in the middle order with a mini collapse. With wickets falling at the other end, Fogerty also succumbed to the pressure having made a classy 103. Neil Griffiths had to retire hurt after top-edging a lifting delivery onto his forehead adding to the tension. Lee Jutson and Daniel Fogerty came to the crease and both played sensibly, taking some time to get the measure of the bowling before hitting a succession of boundaries to set up a final two overs with 11 needed for the win. Jutson (12 not out) and Fogerty (26 no) did not need the last over calmly despatching returning opener Busch to the boundary to seal an excellent win with seven balls to spare. Exceptional performances from the Fogerty brothers with bat and ball sees Bridestowe well placed with three games down.
The Fogerty brothers shine for Bridestowe
Tuesday 20th May 2014 10:00 pm