2nd XI

Bayly impresses with bat and ball as B&K 2nd XI ease to 10-wicket win at Ottery St Mary

by: stephenbirley

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Bradninch & Kentisbeare 2nd XI registered a third successive victory and, in banking a full house of 20 points from a commanding 10-wicket win at Ottery St Mary, they have cemented their place among the promotion challengers in the Tolchards Devon League D Division East.

Skipper Scott Chappell won the toss and stuck the Otters in and oversaw a splendid all-round bowling and fielding affair as the home side were bowled out for just 90 in 37 overs and five balls.

It was a wonderful opening spell from James Mills and young South African Nic Bayly that put the home side on the back foot.

Indeed, 15 overs from the new ball bowlers left the home side on 19-3, a situation from which they did not recover, losing wickets at regular intervals.

Knocks of 16 from Kevin Brandon and Will Harrison were as good as it got for the Otters who had their middle order ripped out by Ankit Badwal who sent down a full complement of nine overs to return splendid figures of 3-17 (an economy of 1.89!).

James Mills served up equally impressive figures – his return being 2-23 from nine while young Nic Bayly’s figures were 1-13 from nine. It was left to Sam Franks to shut things down as the all-rounder sent down a ball short of three overs and returned figures of 2-4!

There were also two run outs, one initiated by Ankit Badwal and the other by Nic Bayly.

The run chase became a very routine affair thanks to a splendid 45-ball unbeaten 66 with six fours and three sixes struck by South African teenager Nic Bayly.

Richard Norman was the other not out batsman as B&K closed out a splendid 10 wicket win with Norman not out 13 from 32 balls faced as the opening pair needed just twelve-and-a-half overs to seal the victory.

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