Last ball drama for Feniton

PUBLISHED: 13:05 22 May 2012

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Feniton were beaten by just a single run in a low scoring affair with Yelverton at Acland Park.

After the bowlers had done splendidly to bundle out the visitors for 128 with Dan Clark, Jon French and Russ Whitton each claiming three wicket hauls, the reply came up agonisingly short!

Skipper Mark Kingdon looked to be steering his side to victory when on 52 he was given out leg before.

Only Alex Frankpitt with 17 made any meaningful contribution after the skipper’s effort.

Young Dan Clark faced the final delivery which saw him need one to tie and two to win, but he was run out, leaving Feniton beaten by a single run.

Kingdon said: “It’s so frustrating for we bowled and fielded superbly to do a real number on them (Yelverton). However, I am afraid we failed badly with the bat. It’s disappointing to have to say that for we do have strength in depth in our batting, the ability is there, but the application went missing in action in this game. We did not apply ourselves in the right way and paid the price, a heavy price, because this was a game we should have won.”

On Saturday Kingdon takes his team the short trip to Whimple for an East Devon derby.

Feniton 2nds were 48 run winners at Kentisbeare. Toby Devine (54), Andy Rose (41), Kev Brandon (35) and Sean Devine (19) saw their side to 208-7.

Brandon (3-21), Stuart Bright (3-32) and Francis Pyle (3-58) then combined to bundle the Mid Devon side out for 160.

A second win in three outings propels Feniton into the top three.

On Saturday they host a Whimple side who are one of just two unbeaten sides in the section after three games.


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