PUBLISHED: 10:05 10 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 10 July 2013
Feniton produced a much improved all-round performance and, had some of the games key decisions gone their way, might have become the first team this season to defeat D Division runaway leaders Clyst Hydon.
Batting first Feniton made their way to maximum batting points as they closed on 229 with Brian Cann top scoring before being given out on 54. Mark Kingdom hit 48, Martin Swannell struck 26 and Jon Pyle chipped in with a knock of 31.
With 20 overs to go Clyst Hydon were still 140 runs shy of victory, but edged home with just five balls and three wickets to spare.
Jonathan French bowled a superb opening spell to restrict the flow of runs whilst the main wicket takers were Jon Pyle and Mark Kingdon who snared a brace each.
Feniton skipper Graham Tucker said: “That was so much more like it. We had got together in midweek and talked through things and you could see on Saturday that that clear the air spell had worked. Everybody was clearly signing from the same hymn sheet and, but for some decisions, big one’s too, that went against us, we may well have seen a different outcome!”
Tucker continued: “All is certainly not lost for us. A look at the table with eight to play shows four of us in the thick of it at the wrong end of the table. This win or lose format can see a teams table position change very quickly and what is important is that we keep believing and, if we play with similar intensity to that which we dished up against the sections top team, then we will get our house in order and avoid a bottom two finish.”
On Saturday Feniton travel to Shaldon. Tucker says: “We’ve never played there so it’s a trip into the unknown, but one we are all looking forward to.”
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