Feniton land first win of Tolchards Devon League season

PUBLISHED: 08:40 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:40 26 May 2015

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Feniton enjoyed a Tolchards Devon League win double as the senior side got the better of visiting Kentisbeare and the 2nd XI won well at Topsham St James.

Graham Tucker (55), skipper Jon Pyle (56) and Alex Rose (25), provided the major knocks to a Feniton total of 230-9 at Acland Park. In the reply young Canadian Adam Ramcharran claimed three wickets for 20 runs as the Kents were bowled out for 185, giving Pyle’s men a first win of the league season.

The 2nd XI made a post tea recovery to sail to a six wicket win at the Bonfire Field home of Topsham St James. The home side batted first and were restricted to just ten runs from as many opening overs. That early pressure set the side up to get the job done and a splendid return from Kevin Brandon - exceptional figures of nine overs, three wickets for nine runs with five maidens – resulted in the home innings closing on 152-6.

When Feniton batted, they also found it difficult in the early stages and were four wickets down with 65 runs on the board at the drinks interval.

However, there must have been something in the drinks! For post-break the experienced

Stuart Bright and Peter Avery calmly, and most competently saw their side past the winning line without further loss of wicket. Avery top scored for Feniton with an unbeaten 29.

On Saturday the 1st XI travel to meet a Filleigh side that sits bottom of the C Division (East) table having lost three of their first four games whilst the Acland Park side sit sixth in the fledgling table, 25 points off the top two places.

The 2nds entertain Filleigh II at Acland Park.


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