Father and son feature in Kilmington 2nds' home victory
By Philip Evans
13th Jun 2023 | Cricket
Kilmington 2nds picked up their second win of the season with a three-wicket home victory over Bideford, Littleham and Westward HO.
The North Devon visitors won the toss and decided to bat, setting a target of 222-4 in 38 overs against a six-man Kilmington attack who kept things tight.
In Reply, Kilmington coasted to victory, losing seven along the way. Robert Meakings carried is bat for 50, well supported by Giles Dixon (48) and Dave Cook (33).
A feature of the Kilmington innings saw father and son, Luke and Matthew Reed, playing together for the first time. Luke, a former Uplyme and Lyme Regis player, has not warn his whites for several years but was asked to play. He carried his bat for 20 runs, two more than young Matthew's contribution.
Kilmington 2nds 17 points; Bideford, Littleham and Westward Ho 8 points.
E DIVISION EAST
Chardstock suffered a set-back in their bid for E Division glory but still share the top spot after losing by 60 runs at home to Exwick 1st X1.
Batting first after winning the toss, Exwick set a target of 206-8 off 42 overs. Nathaniel Giles-Jones took the bowling honours for Chardstock, taking 3-46 off nine overs.
In reply, Chardstock's usually strong batting line-up was below par and they fell 60 runs short to strengthen their place at the top of the division. Chardstock veterans skipper Robbie Hutchings (58) and opener Gary Larcombe (40) were the only batters to really trouble the visiting attack.
Chardstock now share top spot with Woodbury & Newton St Cyres on 95 points each, seven points ahead of third placed Ottery St Mary.
Chardstock 7 points; Exwick 20 points.
G DIVISION EAST
Seaton 2nd X1 fielded nine bowlers in heir away match against Shobrooke Park - but it paid dividends.
Seaton loss the toss and were put into bat. Most batters made a contribution but their score of 153 all in 39 overs could well have fallen short of that required. However the nine bowlers all did their bit with seven of them taking wickets and dismissing Shobrooke for 123 with just two balls left.
Shobrooke Park 8 points; Seaton 2nds X1 18 points.
H Division East
Axminster celebrates captain Own Enticott's birthday with a six-wicket win at home to Budleigh Salterton 3rd X1.
Rain stopped play during the first hour of the game, with Axe putting Budleigh into bat after winning the toss and had only 34 overs to bowl their opposition out for 187-9.
The bowling honours were shared by Sam Beviss (3-28) and James Herbert (2-42).
In reply, Captain Owen Enticott, celebrated his 18th birthday with 53 excellent runs, alongside Simon Flint (26), James Herbert (44) and Peter Kiy (21) who guided the Carpetmen to a winning score of 189-4.
Axminster Town 2nd X1 19 points; Budleigh Salterton 3rd X1 6 points.