Feniton denied derby date by rain now hed for table toppers

Feniton were hit by the weather when a soggy outfield put paid to any chance of play in the East Devon derby with Seaton at Acland Park.

It had been a game that skipper Mark Kingdon had targeted as being a big one in terms of the sides push for promotion. He said: “It’s a shame that the game could not be played for, with both sides chasing the same target it was all set-up to be a cracking encounter.”

Prior to the Seaton match Kingdon had targeted his side’s next two as the big games in terms of the promotion push. The second of those matches is this weekend’s trip to leaders Yelverton who were the only side to stage a game in the D Division on the second Saturday in July.

Yelverton have escaped the weather this season and have not had one home game hit by the elements which suggests that Saturday’s match will get the go-ahead. Kingdon says: “We feel we have unfinished business with Yelverton after they pipped us by a single run in a close encounter at Acland Park earlier in the season. With 21 points between us prior to the start of play it is vital that we bring a large point’s haul back home with us if we are to keep them within catching distance as the season’s final week’s draw nearer.”

That May 19 meeting between the sides in East Devon saw Yelverton bowled out for 128 with Feniton falling a run short, bowled out for 127 and, had skipper Kingdon not been adjudged leg before when on 52 with victory in sight, the outcome might have been very different.”

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After Saturday’s trip to Yelverton, Feniton will host Whimple, Countess Wear and Honiton whilst they will face trips to basement side Cockington, mid-table Filleigh and then finish the season on September 1 at Halberton and Sampford Peverell.

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