Feniton win well at Clyst Hydon


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Feniton were 34 run winners when they won by 34 runs on their visit to Clyst Hydon.

Batting first, Feniton had contributions down the order with Chris May providing the best of the efforts with a knock of 57.

Others to chip in were; Jack Tucker (44), Jon Pyle (39), Mark Kingdon (35) and Mark Salter (20) as Feniton closed on 246-7.

That always looked an imposing total and so it proved as the home side were restricted to 212-8 in their reply with six of the wickets shared by Jon French (2-55), Jack Tucker (2-23) and Mark Davies (2-53).

Jon Pyle, who has taken over as skipper after Mark Salter stepped down from the role in the week before the game, said: “We batted and bowled very well. When they stuck us in I fancy they [Clyst Hydon] felt they would knock us over as there had been a lot of rain the day before, but the track played well and all our batsmen chipped in.”

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He continued: “At tea I was very confident that we had enough runs and so it proved. That said, the bowlers all did a great job for us with some terrific line and length delivery. The home side had been a bit erratic with their bowling and I think our lads seized on that and made sure they kept good discipline. It was a very mature show from the younger bowlers in particular.”

The win keeps Feniton in a mid-table berth. They sit sixth with 58 points, level with Exeter II and on Saturday, they entertain second in the table Ottery St Mary 1st XI. At stumps on Saturday the league season will already been one third of the way through. Pyle says: “It seems that the division this season is one in which everyone is very capable of beating everyone else. The exception to that is probably Sidmouth 2nds. This Saturday is a big test for us with the visit of Ottery, but equally, it’s the sort of game I expect us to be right up for.”

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