Feniton skipper urges players to step up

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Feniton slipped to a fourth defeat of the D Division season and they are back in the bottom three after a five wicket reversal at Uplyme and Lyme Regis.

Skipper Graham Tucker was not one to mince words after the defeat saying: “I am afraid we have some players who perhaps think they are too good for this division. Patently that is not the case given the manner in which we lost this game. I thought we’d turned the corner after our usual sticky start, but that’s not the case. Instead of being upwardly mobile we are heading in the opposite direction and that is worrying.”

Tucker top scored with 46 and there were contributions from Chris Palfrey (30), John Pyle (27) and Mark Kingdon (24) in a total of 212.

They had been a comfortable 93-2 before the middle order fell away dramatically to leave them 113-7. Tucker and Pyle then steadied things with a 68-run partnership for the eighth wicket and it was with some relief that they passed 200 before the innings closed.

However, that was not enough to deny the hosts as they lost just five wickets in a successful run chase with John Pyle bagging a brace of wickets.

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Feniton II also fell Uplyme and Lyme Regis defeat, going down by six wickets at Acland Park.

On Saturday Feniton travel to second bottom Halberton who sit 11 points and just one place below them in the table.

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Tucker says: “Hopefully we’ll see a fully focused performance up there on Saturday to once again kick-start our campaign.”

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