Feniton slump continues to bottom of the D Division table.

Feniton cricket club played Seaton at the weekend. Mike Wheeler launches a ball at the stumps. Pictu

Feniton cricket club played Seaton at the weekend. Mike Wheeler launches a ball at the stumps. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 5142-26-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders - Credit: Archant

Feniton slumped to bottom spot in the D Division when they lost the East Devon derby with Seaton by three wickets.

Once again skipper Graham Tucker provided his side with their top individual offering as he scored 49 in what were difficult batting conditions as his side battled to an al out total of 153. Jon Pyle chipped in with 28.

With seven down and 97 runs on the board, Seaton looked trouble, but an unbroken eighth wicket partnership saw them over the line.

Tucker said: “There was nothing wrong with our general play. All that was missing was that oh so important ingredient of lady luck which tends not to go for you when you are at the lower end of the table! We also suffered with a horrible tail end collapse. Having got to 138-5 with still ten overs left a 200 plus score was in target. Then we lost our last four wickets for as many runs and a total of 153 were not enough to defend. That said the bowlers were magnificent and took us mighty close. At 97-87 we were favourites. Credit to their batsmen, they dug in and got their team home, but on another day we’d have won this one.”

Tucker’s own innings was down to a run out with a half century a single away. Stuart Bright was the other batsman involved. Tucker said: “It’s one of those things. I have run out Brighty enough times in our long time playing together, so he was only getting one back on me man and I dare say I’ll get my own back before we end up playing!”

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Half way arrives this Saturday with Feniton at Ashburton. Tucker says: “Now is not the time for talk of doom and gloom. There’s still, ten matches to play and with this won or lose cricket now the bottom line is we are actually only a couple of victories off a top four berth and there are a lot of other teams within striking distance of us. There’s only one way to go from bottom spot, and that’s the way we’ll be moving, onwards and upwards.”

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