Kilmington must wait to complete the promotion task

PUBLISHED: 18:16 18 August 2015 | UPDATED: 18:16 18 August 2015

Cricket. A view from the score box

Cricket. A view from the score box

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Kilmington did not play on Saturday, but were able to bank maximum points as scheduled opponents Culmstock cried off, unable to raise an eleven.

With Whimple surprisingly losing to Honiton and Cullompton also banking a maximum points haul, it all means that, with two games to go, Kilmington have a lead of 23 points from Whimple in second place.

That does not tell the whole story though for both Kilmington and Whimple have only one game remaining as both were meant to face Cheriton Fitzpaine across the final two match days of the Tolchards Devon League season.

Cullompton have two to play and that all suggests that Kilmington will miss out on a top two berth and 15-points for Kilmington in their final game on Saturday, August 29 at home to Tiverton, will leave them going up as champions and Cullompton (who can only get to 253 points by banking 20 in their remaining games at Upottery on Saturday and away to Chardstock on the final day), will be left to fight it out through the play-off against the runners-up from D Division (West).

Should Cully get 40 points, then Kilmington would need to beat Tiverton and bank those 15 points to go up as champions and face the likes of Alphington, Seaton and Feniton in 2016.

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