Devon D West

Whitchurch seconds v Kingskerswell

WHITCHURCH second XI propping up the table were predictably beaten by table toppers Kingskerswell at Whitchurch House.

Batting first Whitchurch were not intimidated with openers Alford (12) and Crocker (18) taking care against an accurate opening spell. Douglas (0 for 9) and Berry (0-23) were not able to make the breakthrough. That came when Crocker was run out.

The introduction of Gregerson (5-24) turned the tide and wickets then fell regularly. Nevertheless Bone (23) and Doug Vernon (30) both got decent knocks. With rain reducing the number of overs Whitchurch were able to see out their innings to 113 for 8.

Kingskerswell knocked these off with little difficulty. One highlight was a stunning catch by Ben Hodge who prevented Etherington gaining a well-deserved 50. This young side prevented the league leaders obtaining a maximum of 20 points for only the second time this season.