Kilmington skipper takes four as Kenn are beaten on own patch

PUBLISHED: 07:49 26 June 2013 | UPDATED: 07:49 26 June 2013

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Kilmington were three wicket winners at Kenn.

The home team won the toss and, much to the surprise of Kilmington skipper Hal Cook, opted to bat on a wicket that certainly did more for the bowlers than the batsmen!

Cook claimed four wickets for just 12 runs from his nine overs and there were a couple of wickets for Maurice Bevis as Kenn were restricted to 161-9.

Adam Culley (48) and Ralph Cook (39no) then led their side to an 18-point victory.

Cook said: “I would certainly have bowled first had I won the toss, so it suited us to bat second. Not that it got any easier to bat as the game wore on. I urged the batsmen to bat with patience and apply themselves and they did just that. Adam (Culley) and Ralph (Cook) both batted superbly.”

The win was sufficient to keep Kilmington in comfortable mid-table berth.

This Saturday they host Yarcombe and Stockland. Cook says: “It’s another 40-point game. If we don’t want to be dragged into a relegation scrap then we need to be beating Yarcombe. However, after they won on Saturday I am sure they will be just as keen to do a number on us.”

No such joy for the Kilmington 2nds, beaten by just two wickets by Uplyme and Lyme Regis in a rain affected game. Batting first they were a troubled 133-8 before George Holland was joined by Tom Olive and the pair added 75 for the ninth wicket to enable their side to close on 208. The run chase was changed after rain and Uplyme got home with just two wickets to spare.

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