Pyle takes hat-trick as Feniton march up D Division table

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Feniton’s second successive victory lifts them into fifth spot in the D Division table.

Just a fortnight ago the Acland Park side were rock bottom, but back-to-back wins have seen Graham Tucker’s men fly up the table.

There was another fine knock from 15-year-old Josh Cann who hit 37 from the opening slot, though he did have to watch his father Brian depart without troubling the scorers for a very rare duck!

Skipper Tucker, from the number five slot, top scored with 47 and there was a valuable contribution of 26 from John Pyle in a Feniton total of 209-9.

Pyle then took centre stage after tea claiming a hat-trick on his way to a return of 4-22. He also picked up the priceless wicket of Prideaux at a time when the home batsman looked set to take his side to victory, his dismissal was down to a smart catch held by Tucker at long-on.

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Stuart Bright bagged a brace and Filleigh were bowled out for 182 leaving Feniton 17-run winners.

Tucker said: “We were worthy winners. I felt that our score was about par. That said, with half the side out and 90 on the board we had to dig deep. Young Josh (Cann) batted splendidly again and we also put a good collective shift in with the ball. The two wins has changed our season and we can make further upwardly progress over the coming weeks.”

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On Saturday Feniton travel to Uplyme and Lyme Regis.

Tucker says: “It’s never easy against them as it is of course another East Devon derby. Having got up a head of steam I’d like to see us look to motor on now.”

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