Kilmington openers put on double century opening stand

Mike Summers bowling for Kilmington away at Feniton. Ref mhsp 19 17TI 2467. Picture: Terry Ife

Mike Summers bowling for Kilmington away at Feniton. Ref mhsp 19 17TI 2467. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Kilmington openers Brett Garner and Josh Short put on 249 runs for the first wicket during their team’s 171-run win in a Tolchards Devon League C Division East meeting.

Garner scored 113, striking a dozen fours and clubbing three sixes. However, that splendid knock was eclipsed by an unbeaten 183 from Short who carried his bat from first delivery to last, scoring 15 fours and nine sixes.

Wickets fell after the long opening partnership with Alex Rockett (0), Matt Rockett (4) and Tom Gooding (10) all being sent back to the pavilion before Ben Fuzzard (21 not out) from the number six berth, helped Short guide their team to a close of 365-4 after 45 overs.

Braunton made a steady reply, but home skipper Tom Gooding switched his bowling around well as five bowlers each claimed a brace of wickets with Braunton eventually bowled out got 194 after 38.4 overs.

Brett Garner (2-3 from two overs), Tom Gooding (2-11 from five), Jonathan Tattershall (2-23 from four), Tom Olive (2-27 from five) and Ben Fuzzard (2-31 from 7.4), claimed the wickets.

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Another impressive statistic to come from a terrific all-round Kilmington performance was that they held seven catches with seven different players taking one each.

The win leaves Kilmington sharing top spot three games into the new season. Feniton are the other side at the summit of the C Division East table.

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This Saturday (May 27) Kilmington travel to Clyst Hydon.

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