Weather woe hits Feniton promotion bid

PUBLISHED: 06:23 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:46 23 August 2012

Feniton 2nd's batsman Francis Pyle hits out against Upottery on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 2140-32-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Feniton 2nd's batsman Francis Pyle hits out against Upottery on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 2140-32-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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There was real frustration for Feniton when their game at Filleigh fell foul of a waterlogged wicket in North Devon.

That meant just six points for the Acland Park side who had begun the day in a promotion berth, but ended it well off the pace as Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough managed to play their game, and bank all but two of the 20 points on offer to sail into second place.

What’s more, another of their promotion rivals Seaton, also managed to play, though they could only muster eight points from a losing draw.

However, it all means that with two to play and 40 points up for grabs, Mark Kingdon’s men sit fourth, 21 points behind leaders Yelverton and a dozen points shy of second place Plymouth Civil Service and Roborough with Seaton third, three points above them.

Kingdon says: “It was so frustrating. We did drive to Filleigh but found a waterlogged pitch and no chance of any sort of game. It does mean we have to hope for favourable results elsewhere and we may well rue the weather when the final tables are known this season!”

Their remaining two games see them entertain Honiton on Saturday and then travel to Halberton and Sampford Peverell the week after. What they will be aware of is that, for them to have any chance of a top two finish they now need big point haul victories in their last two and some favourable results elsewhere.

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