Mighty Meadows leads Honiton to Filleigh triumph
PUBLISHED: 13:05 22 May 2012
Honiton produced the goods to become the first team to dent the Filleigh perfect record this term.
Batting first Honiton had to dig deep to grind their way to a closing total of 128-7. Opener Nathan Grove held things together early on with a knock of 23.
At 23-4 George Meadows entered the action and he struck the sides top score of 51 whilst Phil Tansley’s un-beaten 27 helped take the total to 128-7.
However, that meagre total proved to be more than enough as the high flying North Devon side were bowled out for 73!
Adam Holmes (3-17) and Pete Tansley (2-22) opened and combined to do the business with the hosts always troubled from 23-4 onwards.
Skipper Kev Kelly made himself the first change bowler and he bowled the home sides top scorer on the day, John Davey, for 15 after which the tail folded and Honiton sealed a 17 point success.
A delighted Kelly said: “I think they (Filleigh) were surprised by our collective performance. We ground out a total from a perilous position with four down and I did feel that that score was decent one on the day. So it proved as the bowlers really did get amongst them early on and all round it was an excellent day. We are not getting carried away. The key for me right now is to see the team enjoying their cricket and that’s been the case so far. The early table makes healthy reading, but it’s the final table position’s that matter!”
On Saturday Honiton entertain a Plymouth Civil Service & Roborough side who won their first game of the new term on Saturday beating bottom side Cockington by six wickets.
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