Kilmington beaten by high-flying Cullompton

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Kilmington suffered a five wicket defeat when they entertained C Division East high-fliers Cullompton.

Kilmington skipper Tom Gooding won the toss and, with bad weather around, opted to bat.

It was Gooding who led the way with a top score of 29, but there were only two other double figure contributions, those being a knock of 14 from number eight batsman Adam Culley and one of 10 from number three Alex Rockett as Kilmington were bowled out for 112 from 38.5 overs.

Indeed, the final score would have been less had it not been for a generous 33 extras, 22 of which were wides.

When Cullompton batted they found the going just as tough and wickets for Gooding and Craig Seward saw both openers back in the pavilion with only 12 runs on the board and a third wicket was taken off the bowling of Brett Garner to leave Cully 37-3 and, when the dangerous Brendan Parr was removed by a Matt Rockett catch off the bowling of Ollie Reed, Kilmington saw a chance with the visitors then 53-4.

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However, former Feniton batsman Adrian Pullen joined Jacob Dienes and they saw their side to within three runs of victory before Pullen fell on that ‘infamous’ cricketing number of Nelson (111).

That was as good as it got for Kilmington though as Cully wrapped up a five wicket win soon after the Pullen wicket had fallen.

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Ollie Reed led the home bowling honours with 2-18 from 7.4 splendid overs. The other wickets fell to Tom Gooding (1-26 from eight overs), Craig Seward (1-9 from four) and Brett Garner (1-27 from four). On Saturday (June 10) Kilmington are again in home action when they host Alphington.

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