1s and 2s end season on a high

Both first snd seccond XIs won their final two matches. Reports on last weekend’s matches below:
Dartington & Totnes 141 for 9, Axminster 78 all out. D&T (17 points) beat Axminster (4 points) by 63 runs.
Axminster had already been promoted and arrived with an under strength squad for the final Devon League match of the season. D&T were keen to avenge a comprehensive defeat in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Put in to bat D&T got off to a shaky start when Prior bowled openers Angus Wilson and Sam Gornall for a duck and 5, respectively. Ryan Stevenson was looking good but when Pile bowled him for 20, D&T were 30 for 3. Jono Colegate batted well but kept losing partners. Kevan Throgmorton (7) looked in good touch but edged Taylor to slip. Pile bowled Josh Thomas for 2, Will Gornall was bowled by Seward for 6 and then Colegate lost his concentration and was caught for a valuable 32. Skipper Harold Stevenson grafted away and steadied the ship and James Howrihane (11) began striking the ball sweetly but was bowled trying to late cut a delivery with no width. At 92 for 8 D&T were staring defeat in the face. David Carter with his solid defence and no frills approach nursed the score up to 121 before Stevenson launched a delivery vertically off spinner Farrow and was caught for 6. Carter 20 not out and first team debutant, Glenn Colegate, 6 not out saw out the overs. Bizarrely, an inaccurate scoreboard meant that Carter believed there was another over to go and he played out a maiden in the final over instead of applying the long handle.
Would 141 be enough? It turned out to be more than plenty as Ryan Stevenson ripped through the Axminster batsmen, taking 5 for 16. Will Gornall picked up a wicket and David Carter (3 for7) polished off the tail for cheery end to the season.

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