Cann junior emulates Cann senior now both have Feniton tons at Whimple
PUBLISHED: 13:00 29 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:24 31 July 2012
The cricketing Canns were celebrating at stumps on Saturday at Feniton CC
It would have been fitting to have the Sly and the Stone family song ‘It’s a family affair’ playing at stumps at Whimple’s ground after their meeting with Feniton II.
That’s because 14-year-old Josh Cann emulated his father Brian by scoring a century at the same ground dad Brian had managed back in May!
Cann junior had never struck a senior cricket half century, but powered his way to a magnificent unbeaten 102, adding 110 for the unbroken fifth wicket with skipper Francis Pyle (46no) as Feniton II closed on 245-4.
Sadly for the youngster, it was not a total to force victory, with Whimple closing on 195-4.
Cann senior was unable to witness his son’s effort as he was on duty in the 1st XI game between the sides at Acland Park. He said: “I am so very proud. If he keeps his feet firmly on the ground then he is going to be a very competent player.
The next target is for us to bat together and both get tons!”
That 1st XI meeting also ended all square with Feniton batting first and closing on 217 with Martin Swannell (54), Andrew Rose (41no), Graham Tucker (37) and skipper Mark Kingdon (20) the principle run providers.
Lewis Whitton, nephew to the home sides Russell Whitton, claimed four wickets for the visitors.
In the reply Feniton’s strike bowler John French only sent down one ball before being denied further action with an ankle injury which was to prove a real blow for the hosts. It was left to Kingdon (3-35) and Brian Cann (3-30) to bag the bulk of the wickets.
Kingdon said: “At this stage I’ll take the 15 points. It’s going to be tight with five teams all in with a chance, but that actually makes it better for promotion chasing teams will invariably meet each other dung the final five games.”
Feniton’s run-in begins with Saturday’s home meeting with Countess Wear who they beat by eight wickets in early June.