Feniton’s Frankpitt to the rescue before rain washes out game with Filleigh

PUBLISHED: 15:29 21 June 2012

Mark Kingdon batting for Feniton against Filleigh. Photo bt Terry Ife ref mhsp 6891-25-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Mark Kingdon batting for Feniton against Filleigh. Photo bt Terry Ife ref mhsp 6891-25-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Feniton’s Alex Frankpitt came to his side’s rescue in the game with Filleigh at Acland Park.

With half the side back in the pavilion, Frankpitt, from the number seven slot, top scored with 60 to help lead the hosts to a respectable total of 176. Skipper Mark Kingdon (23), Graham Tucker (21) and Jon Pyle (20) all made contributions.

Filleigh were 24 without loss after eight overs when the rain ended play prematurely.

Kingdon said: “I am very pleased with the way we applied ourselves in most un-cricket like conditions. I felt the 176 was a very good score, especially given the problem we had at 50-5! As for the season itself, I have to be happy with the progress, but I feel we have yet to really hit the straps. That’s a positive because, to be sat in the top two without yet finding top gear suggests we can go on now and have a good season. We have not set targets for the team. It’s more a case of taking each game as it comes and see where we are match by match.”

Next up Feniton, who sit eleven points behind leaders Yelverton in a section that sees just seven points’ separate teams second to seventh, is a derby visit to Honiton.

Kingdon says: “It’s always a game we look forward to. The players don’t need me to motivate them in any shape or form for meetings with Honiton.”


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