Kilmington power to Topsham St James victory

PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 June 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 12 June 2013




Kilmington claimed their second win of the E Division season with a 29 run triumph at home to Topsham St James.

Tom Gooding (80), Adam Cully (51), Izzy Wickramaratne (41no) and Roland Stonex (39) all contributed to an excellent home total of 300-7.

Skipper Hal Cook then claimed 4-46 as the visitors reply closed on 271-9.

A delighted Cook said: “It was a cracking game played on a road of a wicket. We batted well and the unsupported our bowlers with some fine catching and ground fielding. They (Topsham St James) had a real go at the chase and it was in the balance when we picked up some big wickets. It was an important win in terms of the bigger picture for us, Now we need to build some serious momentum for our season and look to push on.”

The pick of a number of click catches was the one held by Roland Stonex at deep mid-in off the bowling of his skipper.

In a very profitable day for Kilmington the seconds also won, bagging a five wicket win at Seaton II where Luke Baker’s unbeaten 52 led them to victory on 203-5 after Craig Seward had taken 4-15 in the Seaton offering of 202-9.

On Saturday Kilmington’s two sides take on teams from Whimple with the 21st XI fixture at Whimple and the 2nds meeting at Kilmington.

On his side’s trip to Whimple, Cook says: “It’s always a tough place to go and so I expect a difficult game. That said we need to build on the fine all-round performance against Topsham St James and to do that we need to go to Whimple, and win and we will be endeavouring to do just that.”

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