C Division East round-up: Former Devon star Court lashes 187 against Filleigh

FILLEIGH were on the receiving end of a whirlwind knock of 179 by former Devon player David Court when they visited Feniton.

Court (pictured) started out with Feniton before going to Exmouth, where he quickly became a permanent fixture in the Devon side.

A job on the coaching staff at Surrey lured Court away from Devon in 2009, although he has made the odd appearance for Feniton while down in Devon visiting the folks.

Filleigh were just unlucky last Saturday happened to be one of those days…

Court spanked Filleigh for 10 sixes and 156 fours after going in at 24 for two following a double strike by Kieron Jarrett (3-48) that removed Mark Salter and Sean Devine.

Stands of 54 followed with GrahamTucker (24), 168 with Adam Ramcharran (36) and 49 with Alex Frankpitt.

By the time Mike Prideaux (3-61) got Court out, the Feniton total was 338 for seven. They closed on 348 for eight.

Filleigh were all out in reply for 140 with Canadian all-rounder Ramcharran the star turn with five for 36.

Justin Saker (41) and James Campbell (34) were the only Filleigh batters to reach double figures.

Jon French (3-40) and Charlie Selley (2-15) had the other wickets to fall.

Feniton make the short trip to Kilmington this Saturday. Filleigh are at home to Axminster.

BARNSTAPLE & Pilton would have been sick of the sight of Tom Gooding after is staring role for visitors Kilmington in the 75-run defeat at Taw Meadow.

Gooding went n with Kilmington in trouble at 36 for three and struck a valuable 53 to anchor the innings.

Gooding (53) and Matt Rockett (39) shared a stand of 56 for the fifth wicket, then Alex Rockett (36) nursed the lower order to a final tally of 209 all out.

Spinner George McEndoo was the pick of the B&P bowlers with three for 33. Steve Moore (1-27) kept it tight as usual.

Barnstaple & Pilton’s innings never really got out of second gear as they crawled to 134 all out.

McEndoo opened up and was seventh out at 106 for 36.

Jack Moore (18) and Paul Schiller (17) had the only other double-figure scores.

Gooding (3-19) and Tom Olive (3-31) finished off B&P after Brett Garner (2-26) had damaged the early on.

Barnstaple & Pilton make the long trip to Uplyme & Lyme Regis this Saturday.

AXMINSTER Town won’t want too many days like the one endured against Clyst Hydon  last Saturday this season.

Town were so depleted they had to call off the 2nd XI game against Clyst Hydon 2nd XI as they hadn’t got enough players.

The players Paul Miller had at his disposal were bowled out for 65 at Cloakham Lawn by Clinton Lewis (3-5), and Richard Arnold, Zane Ul-Abiddin and Dhanja Haturusingha with two each.

Skipper Miller with 18 off 45 balls was the only Town player in double figures. Next best was eight and four made nothing at all.

Ian Sutton (44no) and Gwilym Davies (17no) needed just 11.1 overs to knock off the runs.

Axminster go to Filleigh this Saturday.

SEATON were nine-run winners in a high-scoring affair at Countess Wear.

Joel Seward hit 108 and Kevin Moran 47 in a Seaton total of 258 for three. Skipper Ben Morgan (39) and Mark Bray (30) chipped in.

Wear captain James Bogue then clubbed 114 as his side replied with 249 for seven.

Kav Dias made 39 and John Bendall a quick 31 off 20 balls at eight, but the target remained elusive.

ADRIAN Pullin made a century to set Cullompton on course for a 134-run win over visiting Uplyme.

Pullin opened up with Prince Xavier – he made nine – and was dismissed by James Dunford when the score was 213 for three.

Along the way there had been a stand of 169 with Darren Paul (63).

James Blackmore got 26 faster than run-a-ball in a final total of 264 all out. Mark Batey (4-29) took the bowling honours for Uplyme.

Uplyme were behind the clock at 55 for four and out of contention at 113 for six.

Nick Dinnison (45) and Mike Van den Burgh (31) had the only scores of note in a total of 130 all out.

Kalann Nessling topped the bowling returns with three for six from five overs. Brendon Par and Blackmore had two wickets each.