Established 1891

1984 – the full season

SEASON 1984

Matches Played  51;   Wins 24;  Draws 13;  Losses 14; Abandoned matches 3.

In 1984 we enjoyed a stunning JUNE during which time the 1st XI won ELEVEN successive matches between June 16 and June 30. 1984 was also the year that a Captain’s XI took on a Chairman’s XI; for the record the Captain’s XI won by 12 runs!

The first 1st XI that took to the pitch in the 1984 season was the one who took on Teignmouth at Kensham Park on Saturday, April 21. The team that day was; S Bailey, M Foan, R Money, S Mullick, D Mitchell, C Bishop, C Hawkins, D Trump, M Stanbury, C Fildew and R Miles.

Simon Bailey scored the first runs – hitting a four and Mike Foan was the first  batsman to lose his wicket that season. Colin Fildew had the honour of bowling the first delivery of the new season.

The final game of the 1984 season was at Kingskerswell on August 25 and Pete Hardy had the honour of scoring the final runs, a four to win the match by five wickets.

The final wicket to be snared that season was taken by Paul Freeman aided by a catch by Mike Foan. In that last game Josh Wykes claimed 6-26 from 11 overs, but that was not the best individual wicket haul in the campaign for Roger Miles took seven wickets for 30 runs the month before in a game against Exeter St James played at Digby.

There was just a single century struck by a 1st XI batsman in 1984 and that was the 102 scored by Paul Nott in the June 26 home game with gents of Wivenhoe. John McKinnel hit the most half centuries, chalking up four.

PAUL NOTT topped the runs scored chart with 743 and the 695 from JOHN MCKINNEL was the best of the rest. ROGER MILES claimed the most wickets with his 46 for the season and PAUL NOTT was the best of the rest with 41. SIMON BAILEY topped the bowling averages with 12.0 and a young CHRIS ACTON was next best with an average if 13.4.

The game-by-game season for the 1st XI in 1984

Date Opponents BCC Opposition Result
Apr  21 H Teignmouth 80ao 90ao Lost 10 runs
       22 H Cullompton 148-7 145 Won 3 wkts
       28 H Kentisbeare 159-3 109-6 Drawn
       29 H Pinhoe 148ao 55-6 Drawn
May    5 H Countess Wear 150-7 151-7 Lost 3 wkts
          6 A Babbacombe 97-7 160-7 Drawn
          7 H Witchampton 66-2 61ao Won 8 wkts
        12 H Okehampton 83-4 82ao Won 6 wkts
        13 A Chulmleigh 167-8 181-8 Drawn
        19 H Exeter St James 60ao 135-9 Lost 75 runs
        20 A Filleigh 119-7 152-8 Drawn
        25 H Heathcoat 137-7 165-5 Won 3 wkts
        29 H Hampton 99ao 100-3 Lost 7 wkts
June   9 H Exe Vale 154-8 76ao Won 78 runs
        10 A Chudleigh 158-9 162-3 Lost 7 wkts
        16 H Feniton 90-1 89ao Won 9 wkts
        17 H Filleigh 134-5 130o Won 5 wkts
        19 H St Mary’s 244-4 243ao Won 6 wkts
        21 H Chairman’s XI 139-3 127-6 Won 12 runs
        22 H Thorverton 146-7 122-8 Won 24 runs
        23 H Kingskerswell 114-9 110ao Won 1 wkt
        24 A Plympton 138-8 127ao Won 11 runs
        27 A Honiton RBL 109-6 81ao Won 28 runs
        29 H Gents of Wivenhoe 194-4 142ao Won 52 runs
        30 H Lydford 202-4 126ao Won 76 runs
July    1 A Thorverton 183-6 184-5 Lost 5 wkts
         4 H Blue House CC 177-8 177-6 TIED
         5 H Whitchurch 77ao 80-5 Lost 5 wkts
         7 H Dorchester 109ao 200-6 Lost 91 runs
         8 H Chudleigh 148-4 147-6 Won 6 wkts
         9 H Ealing Wanderers 192-5 Abandoned
       11 A Coaver 55-4 54-8 Won 6 wkts
       12 H Thorverton 149-7 125-7 Won 24 runs
       14 A Lydford 146ao 22-2 Abandoned
       19 A Bideford 89-7 94-4 Lost 6 wkts
       21 A Okehampton 107ao 108-5 Lost 5 wkts
       24 H Alcester & Ragley 104-7 150-6 Drawn
       25 H Chichester Nomads 130-7 131-1 Lost 9 wkts
Aug   4 H Ashburton 174-6 125-5 Drawn
         5 H Heathcoat 114-9 173-5 Drawm
         6 A Exeter St James 108-6 81ao Won 28 runs
         7 H Sherwood 122-1 115-7 Won 9 wkts
         9 H Cleve 124ao 127-2 Lost 8 wkts
       12 H Honiton RBL 162-5 97ao Won 65 runs
       13 H Old Coulsdon 126-2 125ao Won 8 wkts
       14 H Galmpton 94ao 105 Lost 11 runs
       17 H Stapleton 150-9 154-9 Drawn
       18 A Feniton 96-6 92ao Won 4 wkts
       28 A St James 77ao 86ao Lost 9 runs
       29 A Exe Vale 129ao 131-4 Lost 6 wkts
       30 A Kingskerswell 103-5 99ao Won 5 wkts

 

Batting stats:

Inns No Runs H’est Ave 50s 100s
Paul Nott 26 3 743 102 32.3 2 1
John McKinnel 32 2 695   84 23.1 4
Rob Acton 30 8 476   59 21.8 1
Richard Money 18 5 305   77 20.0 1
John Kenshole   7 0 128   56 18.2
John Freeman 21 3 340   66 17.9 1
Derrick Foan 28 4 422   53* 17.6 1
Simon Bailey 32 2 492   68 16.4 1
Sam Mullick 24 6 297   42* 16.4
Bill Wells 18 0 271   34 15.0
Chris Acton 25 10 222   65* 14.8 1
Mike Foan 32 2 394   56* 13.1 1
Dave Mitchell 11 3   95   28 11.8
Pete Hardy   9 2   90   43 11.7
John Wingrove 11 5   45   20   7.5
Paul Freeman   9 3   10     4   1.5
Jim Foat   8 1 122   35
Mark Stanbury   7 3   13     6
Richard Hawkins   5 1   44   12
Francis Baker   3 1   26   18
John Wykes   3 1   19   10
M Boyle   3 0     7     6
T Overton   3 0   25   14
Paul Green   4 0   16   13
Roger Miles   7 2   23     7
Simon Steer   5 0   49   17
Gary Newall   3 0   26   20
Del French   5 3   35   15*

 

Also batted: S May 29/66*/38*; R Millman 35*, E Heath 4; S Harries 1, 2; S Birley 2*, 2; C Hawkins 2, 0*; C Fildew 0*; K Dolling 0; M Kellow 3; K Walker 1*; D Trump 4; N Acton 0*. P Goldby 0,0: C Bishop 0

Bowling stats

O M Wkts Runs Average Best
Simon Bailey 130.5 21 38 459 12.0 6-27
Chris Acton 253.1 70 57 768 13.4 6-13
Roy Nott   49.5   6 11 159 14.4 3-16
Roger Miles 210 42 46 685 14.9 7-30
Paul Nott 197 37 41 650 15.7 5-30
Jim Foat   70 22 16 220 15.8 5-25
Dave Mitchell 121.4 19 24 385 16.0 5-11
Steve Birley   32   9   8 129 16.1 2-18
John Wingrove 197.4 63 31 526 16.5 2-14
Paul Freeman 119.5 25 21 335 16.8 3-32
John Wykes   77 11 11 248 16.9 6-26
Rob Acton   33   6   5 148 1-16
John Kenshole   28   5   3   80 3-23
Sam Mullick   46   6   9 209 2-10
Richard Hawkins   25   8   6   69
Mark Stanbury   21.1   2   5   93
Francis Baker    4   1   0   11
Craig Hawkins    4   1   1     9
Simon Steer   20   2   2 100
Richard Money     3   0   0   35
Mike Kellow   10   1   1   44
Bill Wells     7.5   2   0   46
Steve May  10.5   1   2   63
John Freeman     1   0   0     8
John McKinnel     1   0   0   17
Colin Fildew   10   0   1   29 1-29