Devon League 2nd XI
Captain: Johnny Green
Telephone: 07792 677 756
Vice Captain: Jack Hockin
Telephone: 07929 765 108
After Covid and rain offs put an end to any promotion plans in 2021, we were back and had a point to
The first 6 weeks saw us win 2 and unfortunately lose 4 - with slightly better application and availability, we could easily have won all 6 games. However, luck turned after a ‘rain reduced match’ worked in our favour at Shobrooke (who finished 2nd) and another last over win at Sampford Peverell (who finished 3rd) – this really got the momentum going. We were ruthless in all departments, not just winning games but dominating sides which got us into the promotion race in the last month of the season! Budleigh and Whimple, 2nd and 3rd at the time, were blown away by the bowlers to put us in with a chance of winning the league. Top of the table Shobrooke came to Instow and got treated to a clinic by the boys. Then a great team performance against Sampford Peverell saw us promoted and a final day win at Barnstaple saw us crowned Devon League D Division East champions.
We had an unreal summer of great performances from so many on a weekly basis and everyone that played should be proud of their performances - it was great to be part of! We know that we will be up against it this summer, but excited to kick on. Hopefully availability is sound and the club can push on and entertain the supporters in our bicentennial year - a premier division title and lots of wins for the club to celebrate the occasion would be perfect!
You know where we are every Saturday (and plenty of other days through the season) and it would be great to see you all at the cricket club this summer!