Established 1891

1st XI end of 2017 stats

The 2017 season was dominated by two players – skipper Gary Chappell and Australian import Matt Foster.

Between them, the pair scored almost half the team’s runs with ‘Fozz’ topping then accumulated runs chart for the campaign with a total of 905 while skipper ‘Chaps’ scored 867.

Third, in terms of runs scored in league matches, was Tim Piper with 309 and, completing the top five were; Dan Hardy (259) and Andrew Buzza (252).

In terms of the end-of-season average with the bat, that honour goes to the skipper with his average a very impressive 61.95.

The ‘best of the rest’ is the ‘Fozz’ average of 56.56 with the others to make the ‘top five;’ being Andrew Buzz (34.57), Dan Hardy (32.37) and Tim Piper (25.75).

The top wicket taker was skipper ‘Chaps’ who claimed 32 wickets at an average of 14.08 runs. Second, in terms of wickets taken, was ‘Fozz’ with 23 (his average was 23.69). Completing the top five of wickets taken were: Andrew Buzz (26 at 19.62); Ross Acton (15 at 23.08) and Matt Parker (11 at 32.67).

Wicketkeeper Tim Piper held the most catches – pouching 13 while the ‘safest hands’ from the outfielders were those of Aussie ’Fozz’ with eight catches to his name.

Here’s the Chaps ’n’ Fozz game by game run count

Chaps Fozz
A Torquay DNP 5b
H Sidmouth 33 ct 102 ct
A North Devon 12 lbw 25 no
H Exmouth 34 b 12 ct
A Plymouth 91 ct 16 ct
H Bovey Tracey 23 ct 24 ct 
A Paignton 53 ct 19 b 
H Exeter 50 ct 52 ct 
A Heathcoat 20 ct 37 b
H Torquay 79 b 18 ct 
A Sidmouth 4 b 177 ct 
H North Devon 37 no 22 ct 
A Exmouth NPR NPR 
H Plymouth 69 c&b 83 c&b
A Bovey Tracey 107 lbw 123 ct 
H Paignton 155 no 95 ct 
A Exeter 77 ct 79 st
H Heathcoat 23 b 16 ct

Running total 867  905
DNP = Did not play NPR = No play rain
Total runs scored by team: 3,675
Total runs scored by Chaps and Fozz to date: 1,772

In terms of the runs scored, the top five batters for the 1st XI are:

Matt Foster 905
Gary Chappell 867
Tim Piper 309
Dan Hardy 259
Andrew Buzza 252

1st XI batting, bowling and catching stats for the 2017 season

Batting Ins NO H’est Runs Average
Gary Chappell 16 2 155no 867 61.95
Matt Foster 17 1 177 905 56.56
Andrew Buzza 11 4 66 252 34.57
Dan Hardy 9 1 125 259 32.37
Tim Piper 14 2 62 309 25.75
Charlie Walker 6 0 56 143 23.83
Ross Acton 9 1 71 172 21.50
Matt Parker 6 5 12 20 20.00
Will Squire 7 5 15 39 19.50
Rory Thomas 14 1 39 194 14.92
Will Greig 9 1 50 110 13.75
Thom Bunker 3 1 15no 20 10.00

Also batted: Joe Webb 18; Eliot Acton 2, 3; Connor Carthew 2; Alex Dunlavey 11; Paul Nott 0*, 0; J Dowrick 0; M Cooper 0; Richie Wilkinson 2no, 10no; Bryn Jones 2

Bowling O M W Runs Average
Gary Chappell 129.3 19 32 451 14.08
Will Greig 17.5 0 5 75 15.00
Chris Acton 34 5 6 142 19.33
Matt Foster 112.5 6 23 544 23.69
Ross Acton 98 15 15 346 23.08
Dan Hardy 40.5 0 10 279 27.9
Andrew Buzza 102 8 19 512 26.92
Matt Parker 72.4 5 11 359 32.67
Tim Piper 8.1 0 1 54 54.00
Eliot Acton 11 0 1 59 59.00
Will Squire 31 0 2 206 103.00

Catches
13 (+ 5 st) Tim Piper
8 Matt Foster
6 Rory Thomas
5 Dan Hardy
4 Charlie Walker
4 Will Squire
3 Thom Bunker
3 Matt Parker
3 Gary Chappell
2 Andrew Buzza
2 Will Greig
2 Connor Carthew
2 Bryn Jones
2 Ross Acton
1 Eliot Acton