Double delight as both Kilmington side’s claim superb victories

PUBLISHED: 12:28 21 June 2011


There was double success for the Kilmington sides as both claimed excellent wins.

Kilmington had a splendid time at Babbacombe where they recorded a resounding 91 run win.

What made the victory all the more impressive was that they were asked to bat first and were bundled out for just 123!

Rob Cook (38no), Tom Gooding (16), Graham Watts (13) and Dave Cook (13) all made contributions to the visitors cause.

After tea, the South Devon side set off on what looked a fairly routine run chase but then they felt the full force of Keith Rocket who rolled back the years to deliver a devastating spell of bowling. Rocket sent down 11.4 overs, four of which were maidens and returned splendid figures of 6-15. Skipper Beviss also kept it tight his end, sending down eleven overs that yielded just eleven runs and he claimed two wickets. The combination of Rocket and Beavis meant that the reply lasted just 25 overs and, when the final wicket fell, the score board was reading 32!

A delighted Beviss said: “It was certainly a bad toss to lose but then we dug deep and did very well to post a competitive score in such difficult conditions. That said, if the batting effort was first class, then the bowling and support fielding was out of the top drawer. Keith (Rocket) was sensational and we thoroughly deserved to return with the victory.”

That’s three wins this term and for Beviss the season is beginning to gather pace. He said: “We simply now need to maintain a level of consistency both with availability as a team, and then, out on the field of play in all areas. Similar matchday applications to the one everybody contributed to in South Devon, and we will have an excellent remainder of the season.”

Kilmington II made it a win double for the village club as they beat visiting Cullompton II by 60 runs. Skipper Steve Morris led from the front, crashing six 6s in a whirl-wind knock of 65 as he and Ashley Cook (41) guided the hosts to 167. James Lambert (4-20) and Jack Larcombe (3-27) then combined to bowl out the visitors for 107. Next up for the side is Saturday’s trip to bottom of the table Exeter Civil Service II.

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