Topsham St James win thriller at Feniton

PUBLISHED: 10:52 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 10 June 2010

TOPSHAM St James travelled to Feniton for an Under-17 game with no fewer than seven of the club's Under-13 players.

TOPSHAM St James travelled to Feniton for an Under-17 game with no fewer than seven of the club's Under-13 players.Batting first the Tops' were soon in trouble, with Tom Plance taking the wickets of Ed Roberts and Ed Leger both without scoring and Tom Richardson for 11 - finishing his spell with 3 for 17 off 4.Ben Ward was quietly putting together a competent innings but, when Callum Treleaven was dismissed, caught off Davie for 4, the score was 33-4.This brought Jack Hamlyn to the crease and, in tandem with skipper Ben Ward, took the score on to 71 before Ward retired having reached 40.Hamlyn then took centre stage, going on to close unbeaten on 29. Sam Garner was the only other batsmen to reach double figures as the total closed on 117-7.The pick of Feniton's bowlers being Tom Plance (3-17) and Ben Kidson (1-14).Feniton, like the visitors, also lost early wickets as both openers, James Farley and Connor Toogood, were shot out by Callum Teleaven and Adam Tanner within three overs. Josh Cann and Matt Cann then took the score on to 46 before Tom Richardson came onto bowl, taking both batsmen's wickets as well as that of Daniel Rugg, all this in his first two overs of spin.This, however, bought Shannon Toogood and Matt Davis together at the crease, with both scoring freely, Feniton were back in charge, Megan Hamlyn finally taking a caught and bowled to remove Shannon on 18.Davis continued to keep up the pressure, hitting some powerful shots with three straight sixes taking Feniton on to 108 with two overs to go.Skipper Ward then brought back his opening bowlers, Treleaven and Tanner, for the last two overs with Feniton needing 10 to win.Treleaven sent down his final offering for just a couple of runs leaving 8 required by the home side in the final over. Tanner then removed Kidson and conceded just six runs to leave Topsham St James the winners of a thrilling contest by a margin of just one run, Feniton finishing on 116, with Matt Davis, 31 Not out. Tom Richardson (4-30) and Adam Tanner (2-13) were the pick of the bowlers.

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