Kilmington XIs get matches wrapped up in double quick time!


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Kilmington CC had a remarkable Saturday with both teams crushing their respective opposition.

The first eleven bundled hosts Culmstock out for just 65 and the sailed to a nine wicket win in double-quick time.

Tom Gooding took 4-40 and Josh Short weighed in with three wickets for just two runs, his all done in one over! Craig Seward bagged a brace of wickets as the home side were bowled out in the 19th over.

It took Kilmington just nine overs to finish things off with Alex Rockett the one wicket to fall leaving, Dave Cook (25no) and Ian Gooding (21no) to seal victory.

Kilmington skipper Ralph Cook said: “I have never been involved in a game that ended as early as the 3:55pm that this one finished by! The table shows that we have Whimple running away with it, but then six or seven teams who are all very similar it seems in strength and we are very much part of the mix.”

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Cook and his men had their game warped up so quickly that they were able to get back to Kilmington during the tea interval in the 2nd XI meeting with Exmouth III.

The home side had batted first and, led by a splendid 49 from skipper Jonathan Tattershall, they powered their way to an imposing 269-8. Tom Olive (45no), Dwaine Gay (28 ) Les Baker (26), all chipped in.

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Post tea the watching 1st XI skipper will have been impressed with the form of James Rockett. The seamer sent down his full shift of nine overs, claiming seven wickets for just 18 runs. Only two bowlers were sued by the home side with Maurice Beviss at the other end claiming 3-20 and Exmouth were blown away for just 38 which gave the home side victory by a huge margin of 231 runs. Kilmington II skipper Tattershall said: “That’s certainly the biggest winning margin I have been involved in. James (Rockett) put the ball in the right place on a consistent basis and got his just rewards.”

On Saturday the first eleven host basement side Cheriton Fitzpaine whilst the 2nd XI travel to Barnstaple and Pilton.

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