Feniton skipper looking to a bright season ahead despite opening game loss


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Feniton were beaten by two wickets at Clyst Hydon in a C Division (East) encounter, but skipper Jon Pyle saw enough from his side to make him believe that, despite close season departures from Acland Park, this can be a healthy season all round for the club.

Batting first on the small ground at Clyst Hydon Feniton made their way to 232-9, but much of that was down to a middle order recovery and a whopping 58 extras!

Alex Frankpitt, batting at number six, top scored with 58 and Graham Tucker chipped in with 42 and skipper Pyle put together a useful innings of 40.

The Clyst Hydon successful run chase was down in no small way to the efforts of their overseas player. Sri Lankan Danuja Haturusingha scoring an unbeaten 96. Pyle did his best for the cause, taking three wickets for just 14 runs and Matt Pyle bagged a brace of wickets for 51 runs as the Mid Devon side got home with a couple of overs and two wickets to spare.

Pyle said: “After the pre-season worries about getting a team together there is little doubting the fact that spirit in the team in this game was as good as I have experienced for some time at this club. We really gave it a go. It was not the easiest of wickets to play on and I felt we batted well and bowled tidily. If this is to set the standard for the season then its going to be a very enjoyable experience skippering this bunch of players.”

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On Saturday Feniton make the trip to Barnstaple to face a Barum outfit that lost by eight wickets to Ottery St Mary, a second successive defeat and one that sees them bottom of the fledgling C Division (East) table.

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