Pfeiffer knocks maiden league ton but Feniton are once more denied by Whitchurch.
PUBLISHED: 09:41 03 August 2011
Feniton were again denied by a set of bullish opposition batsmen and therefore unable to force a victory in their game against Whitchurch at Acland Park.
When the pair met earlier in the season Feniton, batting first, powered to 304-6 declared but could only bag five of the home wickets.
This time they again topped 300, closing on 316-6 but, once more Whitchurch denied them, ending on 207-7.
It was Rob Pfeiffer, batting at number seven, who was the Acland Park hero hitting a maiden league century, finishing unbeaten on 103. Skipper Mark Kingdon (83), Norman Bedford (42) and Jon Pyle (34no) also chipped in. Jon French then claimed 4-34 in the Whitchurch innings but Feniton were forced to settle for 14 points, although that was a four point gain the team immediately above them, second in the table Ottery St Mary who now hold a 34 point advantage with five games to play.
Kingdon said: “I had been looking to declare to give us extra overs at them but with Rob (Pfeiffer) so close to his first ever century in league cricket it seemed the right things to do to let him reach the landmark.”
On the promotion race, the Acland Park skipper said: “We got to Ottery on Saturday and so it has become very much last chance saloon if we are to catch them. If we were to win then it would open things up with 80 points still to play for.”
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.