Kilmington win to stay on edge of the E Division promotion picture.

PUBLISHED: 16:30 06 August 2013

Kilmington were three wicket winners at promotion chasing Whitchurch.

Rob Meakings hit 45 in support of a splendid unbeaten 62 from Tom Gooding as Kilmington got home on 189-7.

Earlier Gooding had claimed a three wicket haul (3-41) as he and Ben Noble (3-34) had combined to bowl the home side out for 188. Matt Rockett claimed two wickets for seven runs from his three over spell.

The run chase got a great start with 100 up and just two wickets down after which it was plain sailing with Gooding in charge to the finishing line.

Kilmington skipper Hal Cook said: “It was a comprehensive show from first ball to last in terms of our performance. We did have them 90-5 and so for them to get to 188 is probably a black mark on our part. That said we chased the total down in a degree of comfort with Rob (Meakings) and Tom (Gooding) making batting look easy.”

The side’s seventh win of the season leaves them 35 points short of the second promotion place.

Cook says: “A top two finish is probably beyond us. The loss to Babbacombe a couple of weeks before was the killer. However, all we can do is look to win our last four and put pressure on Whimple and Whitchurch and see where that takes us. A top three finish is the target now.”

E Division top four:

Babbacombe 14 10 3 0 1 229

Whimple 14 9 4 0 1 216

Whitchurch 14 9 4 0 1 216

Kilmington 14 7 5 0 2 181

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