Devon seconds C

Yelverton seconds v Kingskerswell seconds

YELVERTON seconds were beaten by four wickets at Langton Park on Saturday by visiting Kingskerswell seconds.

The visitors won the toss and asked Yelverton to bat first.  Openers Andy Taylor (1) and Gavin Jones (2) and Geoff Brain (10) were all back in the pavilion with just 31 on the board.

Veteran Gerry Keen was again in good form as he and Jamie Wright (8) put on 36 for the fourth wicket.  Wright went with the score on 67 taking a swing and being bowled to a ball from K Davis.  

Skipper Chris Pearson joined Keen and the pair added an untroubled 37 for the fifth wicket before Pearson fell lbw for 15 to Davis.  The key wicket of Keen was the next to go as he played on off the bowling of Hurrell for a well played 59 with the score on 112-6.  

Gareth Farmer, aged 17, played a cameo innings of 20 to get his side nearer to the 150 mark and the Bohemians innings closed on exactly 150 off 41.1 overs.  

Douglas (2-21), Weedon (2-33), Davis (2032) and R Hurrell (3-22) shared the wickets for the visitors.

Some good tight bowling from Tony Carter (10-2-36-0) and skipper Chris Pearson (10-5-20-1) kept the King's run rate down early on.  

Geoff Brain (2-36) replaced Carter and whipped out two of the Kingskerswell batsmen, but a 54 run partnership between Davis (34) and Pethick for the fourth wicket got them back on track.  

Cameron Dawe, aged 16, replaced spinner Taylor and struck with his first ball, removing Davis for 34 with the score on 95.  

Dawe struck twice more in quick succession to give him the excellent figures of 3-22 off five overs and leave the visitors on 117-6. This however proved to be the last success for the Yelverton bowlers as seventh wicket pair Pethick and Weedon (16 no) put on an unbeaten partnership of 34 to see Kingskerswell home on 151-6 for a four wicket win, with Pethick unbeaten on 54.