ASHBURTON’S Lloyd White wrote an indelible place in the Devon League record boos when he smashed 212 in a 397-run win over Plymouth CS&R.
Ashburton rocketed along to 515 for six in 45 overs, breaking records as they went, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.
White’s 212 is a record for the C Division West, comfortably exceeding Nathan Hicks’ 185 for Stoke Gabriel against Chelston & Kingskerswell last season.
White is also the only player in Devon League history to make two double hundreds in a career. His first was scored against South Devon 2nd XI for Budleigh Salterton in 2010.
Ashburton’s total of 515 for six is a record for any division in the Devon League. Halberton & Sampford Peverell held the old record with 494 for seven against Cullompton in 2007.
The stand of 253 for the third wicket with Tristan Wakefield was a new record for any of the C Divisions – pre or post regionalisation. Chris Ford and Richard Pyle of Shobrooke Park set the previous one of 211 against Yealmpton in 1994.
For the record, White hit 24 fours and 12 sixes during his time in the middle.
Civil Service, who only had 10 men, were all out for 118 in reply.
The 2s ended the season with a tough derby against local rivals Ipplpen. Put into bat on a sticky track Ashburton lost a couple of early wickets but the score board kept ticking over with skipper Marcus West (40) anchoring the first half of the innings. The second half of the innings owed a great deal to a 95 run stand between Chris Pascoe (69) and his son Jake (30) who put on 95 for the 5th wicket and helped take the Chargers to a very competitive 197-9.
With a defendable total on the board the Chargers went out to show commitment and control with the ball and did just that. Jerry Crouch took 3 wickets to keep the pressure on and Ipplepen were made to work as the light faded but got home with 3 balls to spare and 7 down. It was a superb effort from all and a great way to end a very enjoyable season.