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Opening game defeat at Sandford despite Murphy’s fine effort with the bat

THE Sunday XI slipped to defeat in their opening North Devon Holiday Homes top-flight game against Sandford at Creedy Park on Saturday afternoon.

Batting first three wickets fell before 25 runs were on the board and despite an excellent unbeatenĀ 48 from Joel Murphy the innings closed on 163-9 which was seen off by the home side, led by South African Tianne Mostert with an unbeaten 79 as the North Devon League champions got home inside thirty overs.

Scores: Bradninch 163-9 (J Murphy 48no; S Ashplant 2-26, P Rowe 2-28, R Glass 2-30), Sandford 167-3 (T Mostert 79no, R Tucker 35, A Small 33). Sandford (20pts) bt Bradninch (3) by seven wickets.