Feniton woe goes on as they lose first visit to Shaldon

PUBLISHED: 09:14 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:14 17 July 2013

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Feniton woe goes on as they lose first visit to Shaldon

The painful season that Feniton are enduring continued on Saturday as their first ever visit to Shaldon ended in a ninth defeat of the campaign and they remain rock bottom of the D Division.

The South Devon coastal side batted first and Feniton performed superbly with the ball in sweltering conditions to bowl them out for 236.

Kev Brandon was the architect-in-chief with a fivefer, finishing with figures of 5-64 and John French helped himself to a four wicket haul.

The run chase was going well thanks to a splendid 62 from Mark Kingdon, but, as has been the case for munch of this season for the Acland Park outfit, things did not go to plan and wickets were lost at crucial times, the final one falling with the home total 20 runs away.

Ben Allen chipped in with 32 and the one plus that Graham Tucker and his men took out of the contest that they did at least bank the maximum number of points possible for a losing side with their full house of batting and bowling points on the day.

They stay bottom, but remain within striking distance of the there teams immediately above them in the D Division table. They have 97 points, three fewer than second bottom Countess Wear and nine less than third bottom Halberton & Sampford Peverell. Honiton (14 points better off) and even sixth placed Filleigh (26 points ahead) are also within catching distance as the season reaches the two-thirds stage this coming Saturday when Feniton travel to a Honiton side that has had a serious up[turn in fortunes since the appointment of a new skipper with three wins in their last four outings.

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