Feniton on the floor!

PUBLISHED: 09:07 03 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:07 03 July 2013

Feniton cricket club played Seaton at the weekend. Mike Wheeler launches a ball at the stumps. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 5142-26-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Feniton cricket club played Seaton at the weekend. Mike Wheeler launches a ball at the stumps. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 5142-26-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Feniton’s miserable season continues to go from bad to worse and, at the halfway mark of another Francis Clark Devon League season, the Acland Park side’s two seniors teams sit bottom of their respective divisions.

Graham Tucker, the club’s 1st XI skipper gave a very frank account of how things are when he said: “I don’t think we could get much lower. It’s as much a battle right now to keep the club going let alone win matches and get off the bottom of the table. Availability has been a real pain this season. We lost players prior to the campaign and others have clearly decided a fight is not for them. That said there’s enough of us old guard to stand up and be counted and that’s what we are going to do. It would be very easy for us all to give it a collective ‘that’s it I am off’, but most of it have got more about us than to do that.”

A seventh defeat in nine D Division outings arrived when the senior side went down by six wicket at Ashburton.

Brian Cann top scored for the side with a half century, but his 55 and a knock of 39 from skipper Graham Tucker, were the only significant contributions as the Acland Park men were bowled out for 151.

Adie Pullen then claimed two of the four home wickets to fall.

Tucker said: “We had a car late departing, then got there in a somewhat disjointed state and batted badly, bowled badly and fielded badly and it summed up where we are in terms of the cricket season at Acland Park. There’s nowhere for us to go now other than upwards and we have to keep believing that we will turn things round. If we don’t then it will not be for the want of trying.”

On Saturday Tucker’s side host leaders Clyst Hydon who have won all their nine first half of the season matches, so it may be a fortnight before the green shoots of recovery are seen at Ackland Park!


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