Feniton slip close to drop zone after Cullompton defeat


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Feniton went down by five wickets in their home meeting with C Division East promotion chasing Cullompton.

The Acland Park men batted first and got off to a reasonable start with Mark Salter and Graham Tucker putting on 38 for the first wicket before Tucker fell for a run-a-ball 15.

Salter was joined by skipper Jon Pyle (13), but he too was sent packing to leave the home side 58-2. It quickly became 60-4 with two wickets falling on 60, first Charlie Selley without troubling the scorers and then opener Mark Salter’s 61-ball stay at the crease ended when he was out for 25. Alex Frankpitt (12) was next man out and he was followed back to the pavilion by Ben Allen (7), Matt Kingdon (0) and Jon French (8) to leave the home side 112-8. It got worse with the ninth wicket falling at 119. However, the last two, Matthew Davies and Adam Ramcharran, added 25 for the final wicket before Davies was out for 4 to leave Ramcharran unbeaten on 43 with Feniton 144 all out after 43 overs.

Feniton got the early wickets they needed to make a game of it and had Cully wobbling on 29-3 after two wickets from Jon French and one from Ramcharran, all three aided by catches, two held by Charlie Selley and one by Alex Frankpitt.

However, just two more wickets were taken as the visitors eventually found a higher gear and eased to a five wicket win.

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With five games to play Feniton find themselves just six points above the drop zone.

This Saturday (August 6), Feniton visit a Barnstaple and Pilton side that sit between them and the two drop spots! A victory in North Devon is necessary to save a worrying last four game run for the Acland Park men.

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