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1st XI vs North Devon – 21st May 2011

BRADNINCH held their nerve in a pressure environment to bring a winning draw back from North Devon by the narrowest of margins.

With James Street cracking a top score of 93 and Tim Piper making a half century as well, Bradninch reached 248 for nine in their 50 overs.

North Devon went off in hot pursuit with Craig Overton leading the way and need eight to win of the last over from Ben Slack (4-68).

Paul Hearad (15no) and Rob Ayre (22no) got it down to four off the last ball and could only manage two, which meant Bradninch were a run ahead and claimed the winning draw.

Bradninch had not had the best of starts when they batted as opener Richard Cater went in the second over to Glen Querl (4-51).

Brad Cachopa was bowled by Craig Overton for 30 with the score on 33 as Piper was digging in at the other end ff an anchorman role.

Piper (55) and Street put on 113 then Sean Nowak (46) joined Street to make another 78.

Wickets fell in the last few overs to Jamie Overton (2-30) as Bradninch took a few chances.

North Devon saw Neil Bettis out early to Nowak (2-70) and Mike Heddon not long after.

Craig Overton (61) and Querl (24) put on 44 then Jamie Overton (38) joined his twin in a stand of 59 that nibbled away at the target.
Left-arm spinner Squire got Jamie Overton out when he pulled a long-hop straight up in the air for Ross Acton to catch.

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