Kilmington land third straight win with victory over Feniton


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Kilmington made it three wins in a row in their C Division East campaign as they defeated visiting Feniton by two wickets in a low scoring affair at home to Feniton.

Kilmington skipper Brett Garner said: “The wicket was green and I fancy some of the rain had got under the covers so it was a good toss to win. That said they[Feniton] bowled exceptionally when we batted and, at 66-8, I was fearing the worst!”

Garner continued: “However, Rob [Crabb] batted very sensibly and when Ollie [Reed] joined him they got us over the line.”

Tom Gooding, struggling with a back injury in the early past of the season, turned his arm over to great effect and claimed a fivefer, finishing with figures of 5-29 and a brace of wickets for Ollie Reed left Feniton all out for 99 – Jon French top scored with 31. However, Chris May (4-32) and Jon Pyle (2-28) fired Feniton right back into the game with the home side a troubled 66-8 before that Crabb and Reed combination edged the home side to victory.

Garner said: “It was a terrific spell from Tom [Gooding], I think once he saw how green it was and then how much life there was in the wicket, his back woes disappeared and he exploited the conditions very well.”

He continued: “That’s three wins from four now and we have gained some momentum. Next up its Alphington who look to have got a side back together after their weekend’s result, so it will be a big test for us. We have excellent availability for the game and so I have a genuine selection head ache for the first time this season. That’s a good thing though for the knock-on effect is a stronger 2nd XI.”

Kilmington 2nds were beaten at Sampford Peverell and Tiverton 2nds, going down by 57 runs in a high scoring affair.

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The Mid Devon men batted first and powered their way to an imposing 274-2 with the only success for visiting bowlers being a wicket each for James Herbert and Richard Reed. Kilmington made a good fist of the reply, getting up to 217-8 thanks to a half century from Hal Cook and a knock of 49 by Martin Huscroft.