Kilmington suffer Tolchards Devon League opening day defeat

PUBLISHED: 18:39 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:39 09 May 2018

A pair of sight screens at a cricket ground

A pair of sight screens at a cricket ground

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Kilmington suffered an 81 run defeat in their opening game of the Tolchards Devon League C Division (East) campaign.

There are a number of new faces at Kilmington this season and it was the new players, who stood out on an otherwise disappointing afternoon in North Devon.

Braunton batted first and were denied maximum batting points when they were bowled out for 197. Former Axminster man Matt Pyle, took the bowling honours with figures of 4-20 and there was a combined haul of five wickets for the two former Ottery St Mary men with Ollie Read taking 3-34 and Rob Crabbe, 2-35.

The Kilmington run chase was led Crabbe who marked a fine all-round league debut for his new club with a half century. His offering of 54 was almost half the Kilmington total though as they were bundled out for 116.

Kilmington 2nds went down by six wickets in their G Division (East) home meeting with Cullompton 2nds. Martin Huscroft, batting at number six, top scored with 50 and Maurice Beviss chipped in with 25 – the pair added 47 for the sixth wicket, as Kilmington were bowled out for 140. That total was well within Cully’s reach and so it proved as they got home for the loss of four wickets with two taken by Beviss (2-30 in eight overs) and two by Michael Micklethwait (2-16 in three overs).

On Saturday (May 12) Kilmington 1st XI stage an East Devon derby with a visit from Ottery St Mary while the 2nd XI are in action away at North Devon thirds.

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