Kilmington top Division A table after third victory
By Philip Evans
29th May 2023 | Cricket
Promoted Kilmington's third victory of the new season saw them take over the top spot in the Devon Cricket League's A Division.
Kilmington travelled to bottomed place Abbotskerswell where they won the toss and decided to bat, setting a total of 167 all our off 47.5 overs. Run proved to be in short supply and top scorer was Joel Seward with 41. Aussie overseas player Sam Cuconits weighed in with 26.
Kilmington collected 18 points by dismissing the home team for just 122 runs in 26 overs. Robert Crabb did most of the damage with the ball finishing with figures of 4 for 51 off seven overs.
Abbotskerswell 7 points, Kilmington 18 points.
Seaton's good start to the season suffered a blow a 66-run defeat away to Plymstock 1st X1.
The home side won the toss and elected to bat, setting a target of 184-8 off 45 overs. Best bowling figures for Kilmington came from Tim Doulton with 3 for 33 off eight overs.
In reply, Seaton were skittled out for 121 off 19 overs. The only batters to put up any real resistance were Alan Bilston (31) and Max Johnston (30).
Plymstock 1st X1 19 points. Seaton 1st X1 7 points.
C DIVISION EAST
UPLYME and Lyme Regis collected only nine points from their Devon Cricket League C Division East fixture despite posting 223 runs after winning the toss and choosing to bat at Teignmouth and Sheldon.
Opener Andrew Harrison (81) and No 3 Joe Elsworth (51) gave Uplyme a good start and with 148 runs on the board with just one wicket down they looked to be heading for a healthy total. Tyler Wellman added 29 but the home attack kept things tight but none of the lower order made any significant contribution.
In reply, the home side struggled for runs early on and at 157-7 it looked as though Uplyme were on their way to victory but Teigmouth held out for a winning score of 227-8.
Uplyme's bowling soils were shared by Lahiru Abeywickrama, Tyler Wellman and Preston Hills.
Teignmouth and Shaldon 17 points, Uplyme and Lyme Regis 9 points
E DIVISION EAST
Chardstock stormed to the top of the table with an 103-run victory away to Braunton 2nd X1.
Big talking point in the game was a glorious knock of 127 by Chardstock opener Gary Larcombe which set the villagers up for a score of 282 off the 45 overs, having lost seven wickets, after losing the toss and being put into bat. Nathan Copp with an unbeaten 40 made his presence felt and Rob Hutchings (31) and Richard Pyman (28) added useful runs.
In reply, Braunton were all out for 179 in 38 overs with Pyman and Archie Garth sharing the bowling spoils with three wickets apiece.
Chardstock, with three victories on the trot, have now opened up a nine-point league over Ottery St Mary 2nds at the top of the table.
Braunton 7 points, Chardstock 20 points.
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