Big win kick-starts Kilmington's season

PUBLISHED: 13:54 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:35 14 May 2019

Kilmington batsman Josh Short launches the ball to the boundary during his unbetaen 66 in the win over Sidmouth 2nds. Picture: STEVEN WAKELEY

Kilmington batsman Josh Short launches the ball to the boundary during his unbetaen 66 in the win over Sidmouth 2nds. Picture: STEVEN WAKELEY

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Big win kick-starts Kilmington's season

Two half centuries powered Kilmington to a 170 run victory over Cullompton in their first game of the season.

Having been the team scheduled to face the withdrawn Filleigh, Kilmington had a belated start to their Tolchard Devon Cricket League B Division season.

They set off on the right foot though as they produced a dominant display away at Cullompton, winning by a 170 run margin.

The hosts won the toss and elected to field but struggled to dislodge the opening order despite the loss of Tom Gooding for five.

Gooding's opening partner Josh Short played on the front foot. Finding the boundary on 12 occasions, four of which were sixes, as he raced to 79 from 96 balls.

Number three Brett Garner played his part, falling agonisingly close to his half century on 49.

Wicketkeeper Billy Reed's seemed determined to one-up Short as he hit full marks on eight occasions.

The team ended the 45 over innings on 291 for 7. Giving Cullompton a mountain to climb.

Their chase began in the worst possible way as Darren Paul was bowled by Ollie Reed for a golden duck.

Reed combined with Ben and Dan Fuzzard to rattle through the Cullompton batsmen. All three bowlers ended with two wickets with Reed conceding just six runs.

Tom Olive joined the attack to take the wickets of Jacob Dienes and James Vincent.

Cullompton were still 186 runs behind when number 11 Graham Bowles took to the crease. The final wicket partnership lasted for 16 runs before Bowles was run out by Josh Short.

Next up for Kilimington is a trip to second bottom of the league Chudeligh on Saturday, May 18.

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