Devon D West

Kenn v

Whitchurch Wayfarers firsts

WITH the prospect of an England football World Cup quarter final to watch Whitchurch travelled across the county for a 10am start. Both captains agreed on 35 overs and the result was a tightly fought game.

Kenn batted first and got off to a good start. Despite an early loss Gosling (43) and Swannell (69) took the home side to 78. A cameo from Chaloner took the score past 100 when there was a drinks break.

Dan Poole then started to cause real problems with his pace until he had to rest due to ill health. Mason (31) helped Swannell steady the innings and Kenn again looked comfortable with 170 on the board. Poole’s return saw the game swing. His pace and accuracy whipped away the tail as he picked up six wickets, four caught behind by Bob Powell.  Kenn finished on 192 setting an achievable target.

In reply Whitchurch found themselves always slightly behind the rate. Ben Powell played magnificently anchoring the innings with a majestic 70. On the way he was assisted by Potts (18) and Gibbs (36) as they put on useful stands of 50 and 72 respectively. No one else was able to stay with the captain and, with overs running out, he chanced his hand once too often. Dan Poole (14) did well with the bat but 12 runs needed off the last over was too much and Kenn edged the tight game.

Whitchurch got home in time to watch the football but also with nine valuable points in the bag.

P W L Pts

Stoke Gabriel 10 9 1 180

Plymouth II 10 8 2 168

Yelverton 10 7 3 159

Kenn 10 5 5 128

South Devon 10 5 5 127

Paignton II 10 4 6 123

Whitchurch 10 3 5 105

Torquay II 10 4 6 104

Barton 10 3 7 97

Plymouth CSR 10 3 7 89