With two matches scheduled for the 17th it was decided to send the first eleven to Tavistock and the second eleven to host Torquay at the Recreation Ground.
Firstly, the away match with Tavistock, Bovey 1st XI won the toss and decided to bat. Opener Kristen Yearwood was the only wicket that Bovey lost, bowled for 14. Taylor Ingham-Hill retired not out having scored 63 off 77 balls including 8 – 4’s. Peter Bradley batted 3 also retired not out for 52 off 64 balls including 7-4’s and 1 six. With the score on Skipper Lewis Hammett then got together with Ashley Causey with the toral on around 150 they took the Bovey score to 281 for 1 off 40 overs. Lewis Hammett 50 not out including 5-4’s and Ashley Causey 60 not out with 9-4’s and 1 six.
Tavistock the batted and scored a total of 182 for 9 off 38.2 overs. James McGahey scored 36 not out. The Bovey bowling included Ryan Bougourd with 3 for 22, Ollie Clifford-Bourne took 2 for 22 and William Christophers 2 for 32.
A good game with plenty of players becoming involved, this provided a good practise session for all the players.
The Bovey 2nd XI lost the toss to visitors Torquay 1st XI. Torquay elected to bat. The openers James Tyler and Tim Western put on 49 when Tyler was dismissed on 24, bowled by Freddie Ford. Harry Passenger then came into bat – Passenger, a youngster, immediately impressed. Western and Passenger then enjoyed a partnership of 168 before Passenger was dismissed on 93 LBW to Derek Perry. This dismissal prompted Western to retire Not Out on 83. Another 93 runs were added by the next 5 batsmen. Leaving Torquay on a respectable total of 261 for 5 off their 40 overs. Jamie Bishop picked up 2 wickets for just 8 at the end.
The Bovey batters were left with a lot to do Freddie Ford went for just 5 followed by Derek perry for 16. Ben Steer came into bat and stayed around scoring 35. While George Pitman and Sam Russell both went without scoring. Bovey were then 69 for 5. A recovery then took place with Archie Christophers scoring 46 including 6 fours and 1 six. Charles Hill added 22. Then Sam Harvey 22 not out and Jerry Christophers 8 not out took the total to 199 off their 40 overs, a good response. Rubin Stanley collected 4 for 41.
Full scorecards can be found on Play-Cricket.
By Geoff Coish