Kilmington debut pair make big early impression

PUBLISHED: 19:18 17 May 2015 | UPDATED: 19:18 17 May 2015

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Kilmington sit in a top two berth in the D (East) table after an eight wicket win at home to Halberton and Sampford Peverell with major contributions from two players making home debuts.

It was some astute bowling changes by skipper Ralph Cook that led to the visitors, who had won the toss and opted to bat, being bowled out for just 116.

First change Tom Gooding (4-20) and second change, leg spinner Brett Garner (3-20), the latter making his home debut after his switch from Axminster, claimed the bulk of the wickets.

Former Seaton star Sean Perry, also making his first home start, then powered his way to 66 and Alex Rockett chipped in with a knock of 30 as a comfortable victory stroll was completed.

Cook said: “It was all very pleasing. To be honest had I won the toss, seeing as it was damp, I would have bowled so it was a real boost for us that they chose to bat. For me this season was always going to be initially about bedding the fur new players we have with us. That said, if we can get up around the top teams, and I feel there are four or five who will feature in the section, then we’ll certainly enjoy it. For now though it’s very much a case of one game at a time.”

On Saturday Kilmington travel to meet a Whimple side that has also won both matches they have played so far this season.

Kilmington 2nds went down by seven wickets at North Devon III where they were bowed out for 148 despite a fine unbeaten 52 from Glen Harding and knocks of 28 and 243 from Les Baker and John Lavender respectively. The home side lost just three wickets as they eased home. On Saturday the 2nds host Whimple II.


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