Feniton boost survival hopes with success against Whimple

PUBLISHED: 09:22 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:22 24 August 2018

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Feniton did their hopes of beating the drop out of C Division East a huge boost as they recorded a 25-run win at home to Whimple.

Batting first at their Acland Park home, Feniton made an impressive 277-6. Alex Frankpitt led the charge, hitting a superb 102 from just 79 balls, rifling 10 fours and thumping six sixes.

The best of the supporting acts came from father and son duo Graham and Jack Tucker with Graham’s 57, from 104 balls with 10 fours, bettered by one run by son Jack, who faced just 29 deliveries, hitting six fours and three sixes.

Four different bowlers shared the Whimple wicket-taking duties, but only one of them, skipper Ben Silk, got more than one; his two wickets costing 44 runs from four overs.

The Whimple run chase was a good one, but not quite good enough, though they did well to get as close as they did without a single batsman scoring a half-century. There were runs down the card with David Culshaw top scoring with an unbeaten 48. Others to provide contributions were; Devon Nightingale (37), Nathan Kidd (35), Mike Searle (35), Matt Brown (27) and skipper Ben Silk (25), as Whimple closed on 252-7.

The Feniton bowling honours went to fourth change Kev Brandon, who finished with figures of 4-42 from nine overs.

Feniton can climb out of the bottom three, for the first time since the early weeks of the season, with a win at home to a Braunton side that would slip into the relegation slots, with just one game to play, if they are beaten at Acland Park on Saturday.

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