Whimple’s Palfrey the all-round star of Whimple’s derby draw with Feniton.

PUBLISHED: 10:15 31 May 2012


Whimple’s Chris Palfrey had a day to savour in his side’s home winning draw with Feniton.

The East Devon derby provided a feast of runs with Feniton just a single hit from winning when stumps were drawn for the day.

Palfrey struck a magnificent unbeaten 136 as he and skipper Ben Silk (83no) led their side form a worrying 53-4 to a commanding 275-4 at the close.

The pair added 221 for the unbroken fifth wicket which becomes a new Francis Clark D Division league record for that wicket.

John French bagged a brace of wickets for Feniton who were led in what was almost a magical run chase by a Brian Cann century.

The evergreen Cann finally departed on cricket’s ‘nelson’, out for 111. Such was the Cann dominance of the chase that the next best Feniton offering was the 30 from Ben Allen.

It was that man Palfrey who led the bowling honours with 5-70 from his 13 overs and Silk chipped in with an economical 1-23 as Feniton closed with their last pair at the wicket and just five runs short of the Whimple offering.

Home skipper Silk said: “It was a cracking game, one that either team could have won. Chris (Palfrey) batted superbly.”

This weekend both Whimple and Feniton travel with Silk taking his side to Filleigh and Feniton head into Exeter to meet Countess Wear.

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