Feniton ease to opening day win

 Feniton ease to opening day win

Feniton eased their way to an eight wicket win at Sampford Peverell & Tiverton to launch a new Tolchards Devon League D Division East campaign.

Feniton skipper Mark Salter won the toss and had little hesitation in asking the home side to bat first.

It was a wise move for, 33.3 overs later the first innings was done and dusted with the hosts all out for 136.

Salter used six different bowlers and, in a fine all-round effort with the ball, all but one of the six bagged a wicket.

The pick of the returns was the 2-20 from nine overs that Sam Vincent served up. Adam David (2-31 from 6.3 overs), Matthew Davies (2-27 from seven overs) and John Buckland (2-16 from three overs), were the others to bag a brace and there was a single wicket for Jon Pyle (1-18 from  three).

The Feniton run chase was rain hit and a revised target was set of 106. The reply was launched by skipper Salter and David Thayre and they made  good progress, taking the score to 74 when Thayre lost his wicket, but not before he had scored 39 off the 41  deliveries he faced, hitting eight fours and one six. Jon Pyle was next man in – and out – in his case for 10, but, when Pyle perished the score was 97-2 with the winning line in sight. Jack Tucker joined captain Salter and the pair saw Feniton to an eight wicket success. At stumps, Salter was unbeaten on 29, scored off the 55 balls he faced and he hit five fours. Tucker was unbeaten on nine from eight deliveries. Feniton banked a maximum 20 points for their efforts.

This Saturday (May 8) on matchday two of the D Division East season, Feniton entertain a Chardstock that also won on matchday one, in their case defeating North Devon II by 98 runs.

Stephen Birley

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