Cider watch: Jamie’s wickets help seal semi-final spot for Devon

JamieUnicorns Trophy – Suffolk CCC v Devon CCC XI Quarter Final – Bury St Edmunds, Sunday June 15 2014

Jamie Overton played a leading role as Devon knocked Suffolk out of the Minor Counties Unicorns Trophy in a quarter finals clash at Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

Jamie dismissed both Suffolk openers cheaply to leave the home side reeling at 15-2 in reply to Devon’s commanding 278.

With his first delivery, he bowled the Suffolk captain Justin Bishop before he had scored and then had Tom Huggins caught by Trevor Anning at third man off a short ball for 11.

Suffolk failed to recover and were all out for 140, losing by 138 runs. Jamie finished with figures of 7-2-24-2 as well as picking up a catch.

Earlier Suffolk had won the toss and put Devon in to bat, former Somerset player Rob Woodman top scoring with 115 with 13 fours and a six.

Jamie made eight runs with the bat, dismissed caught and bowled as he pushed for runs towards the end of Devon’s innings.

James Burke, who was signed by Somerset this year on a summer contract, also played for Devon and shared a 38-run partnership with Woodman, before being stumped for 11. James also made a run out and took a catch when Devon fielded.

Keith Donohue, Devon’s director of cricket told the Devon club website: “I felt the difference between the sides wasn’t so much the batting, but our bowling.

“Trevor Anning and Jamie Overton were just too good for their batters.

“Jamie was calm, collected and absolute quality in his opening spell – two for five in his first four overs.”

Devon’s opponents in the semi-final at Sidmouth on July 13 are Cheshire, who chased down 302 to beat Herefordshire at Chester in their own quarter final tie on Sunday with five balls to spare. We wish Devon all the best in the semi-final as they bid to reach the final of the Unicorns Trophy and will include a report on the game on The Incider.