Feniton welcome the sunshine with first win if league season.

10:52 17 June 2014

Cricket ball.

Cricket ball.

Archant

Brian and Josh Cann dominated the batting for Feniton as the villagers claimed a first win of the season at the seventh time of asking, writes Steve Birley.

Skipper Graham Tucker was very quick to explain the change ion his side’s fortunes when he said: “The sun shining as did gave us a real lift. I know all cricketers will say they like the sun being out, but I do think that we at Feniton favour the sunshine more than most! Perhaps it’s owing to the seniority of our players, but there’s no doubting we perform al lot better when the sun shines.”

On a very good Acland Park wicket visitors Clyst St George batted first and the home side were delighted to restrict them to a closing total of 215-7.

All the bowlers used by Tucker delivered, the pick of them being Mark Kingdom who claimed a brace of wickets for 34 runs from a full nine over shift.

The run chase was led by Brian Cann. The veteran batsman stroked his way to yet another league half century and was finally dismissed with his team in sight of victory for an imperious 84. Cann junior, Josh, was clearly determined that dad should not claim al the plaudits and he made sure it was an expensive evening for the Cann budget with the purchase of two jugs post match as he struck a sweet unbeaten 64 to see Feniton over the line. Mark Kingdom completed a fine all-round contribution as the other not out batsman at the close.

The win has not taken Feniton clear of the bottom two slots, but the 18 points they banked fro the win means they are now just 17 points shy of fifth placed Whitchurch.

On Saturday Tucker and his men head for Filleigh who sit third in the table with 84 points, 29 more than the Acland Park side.

The Feniton skipper says: “Hopefully it will be another sunny day!”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:42

In the April stableford at Lyme GC, the relatively benign conditions were not reflected in the results, where only two players bettered par.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35
golf generic picture

Honiton were pitched against a team from East Devon GC, for a mixed competition, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:48
Cricket - generic picture

Devon youth cricket officials have been given some help by one of their old boys, tracking down former players for a unique reunion.

Read more
Wed, 09:40
Football on pitch

Millwey Rise had an emphatic midweek success when they crushed Ilminster 10-0 in a Fresha League encounter.

Read more
Wed, 09:36
Football generic picture

Honiton Town thirds were 3-2 winners when they hosted Witheridge in a Fresha League Division Nine game.

Read more
Wed, 09:36
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Honiton Town Reserves were thumped 7-0 by an Axminster Town Reserves side that were crowned divisional winners at full-time.

Read more
Wed, 09:36

Feniton had mixed fortunes in their continued pursuit of the Fresha League Premier Division title, losing a midweek match to Topsham 2-1 before bouncing back to thrash Elmore 8-1.

Read more
Mon, 20:42
Sam Matson et Robin Elsey, a bord du Figaro Artemis, 6eme de la Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE 2016 - Saint Barthelemy le 25/04/2016

Exmouth sailor Sam Matson and Truro sailor Robin Elsey docked on the tiny Caribbean island of St Barts, completing their first transatlantic race, finishing sixth in a fleet of 15 in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale.

Read more
Mon, 20:41
Feniton bowlers at the start of a new season

Feniton Bowling Club launched a new season on Sunday.

Read more
Mon, 20:40
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Just days after a disappointing midweek 2-0 defeat at Heavitree United, Honiton Town roared back tom winning ways with a thumping 8-0 success at home to Hatherleigh.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications