Frankpitt ton sees Feniton to Uplyme and Lyme Regis success

Alex Frankpitt batting for Feniton against Kilmington. mhsp 19 17TI 2461. Picture: Terry Ife

Alex Frankpitt batting for Feniton against Kilmington. mhsp 19 17TI 2461. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Alex Frankpitt was the star of the show as Feniton ended their mini-slump – they had lost their previous two outings, with an 86-run win over Uplyme and Lyme Regis.

Skippering in the absence of Mark Kingdom, Frankpitt won the toss and opted to bat in what were ideal batting conditions. However, at the end of the innings there was an ‘unbalanced’ look about the Feniton score card for, apart from opener Mark Salter (52) and number five bat Jon Pyle (11), the only other score over 10 with the bat was a wonderful 93-ball knock from Frankpitt that saw him score 116 with 14 fours and four sixes.

Frankpitt and Pyle added 93 for the fifth wicket and then, he and Matt Kingdom (8) added 44 for the eighth wicket.

The Feniton total was also boosted by no fewer than 47 extras of which 27 were wides and the batting effort closed on 259-9 after 45 overs.

Sam Wooster, with 4-28, took the Uplyme bowling honours and there were two wickets each for Harry Felgate (2-49) and Liam Gorfine (2-62).

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The Uplyme run chase was given a 58-run start for the first wicket by Laurie Thomas (46) and Jed Whittington (30), and just three wickets were down as the reply reached 100. However, the final six wickets fell for the addition of just 53 as Uplyme were bowled out in 36.3 overs for 173.

The Thomas contribution from the top of the order was the best Uplyme could offer. Rhys Davies (26) and skipper Mark Batey (25) were the other batters to make any sort of progress in the face of some good all-round Feniton bowling.

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Fourth change bowler Jamie Baker claimed four wickets with his figures being 4-27 from eight overs and there was a three wicket haul for Chris May (3-42), together with two wickets for Jon Pyle and one for Jack Tucker.

The win lifts Feniton back into a promotion slot - they sit second at the halfway stage of the C Division East season, nine points clear of third placed Clyst Hydon and 24 points shy of leaders Cullompton.

On Saturday Feniton visit a Kilmington side they beat by 89 runs when the pair met at Acland Park on matchday one of the league campaign.

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