Dawlish & Teignmouth played host to Cornwood. After two blank weeks, the D&T youngsters couldn't wait to get started. After winning the toss, Dawlish captain Paul Horne asked Cornwood to bat first, and opening bowlers Sam Greensitt and Phil Stoneman were soon among the wickets as Cornwood struggled to 29-3. Henry Bennet and Ryan Adams got the visitors back into the match, the score reaching 129 before they were both removed within an over of each other. Cornwood could only add another 28 runs and were all out for 157, with Phil Stoneman taking the bowling honours with 5-28 Dawlish's reply didn't start well, with the loss of Stoneman and Ward with the score on 10, but the other opener, Steve Hosgood (32) and the lusty hitting of Greensitt (33) put the home team back in control. Rob Parsons, who had not previously scored a run for the club, hit 28 as things looked all too easy, but D&T managed to create a mini panic as five wickets fell for 15 runs, leaving them on 148-9. Step in David Turner, another young prospect looking for his first runs In the past, D&T would have folded, but Turner and old hand Rob O'Oonnell dug in and a sweetly-timed off drive from O'Oonnell and a scampered two from Turner got them home to secure a win that moves them to second in the table.
D&T almost throw it away
Thursday 8th June 2006 10:00 pm