Whimple captain Ben Silk surrounded by his cup winning team

WHIMPLE beat Kilmington by 16 runs to claim the Richard Whiteway Memorial Cup.

Whimple chased 115 to win against Upottery in the morning semi-final on their own ground.

Kilmington got to the final after beating Kentisbeare by seven wickets, chasing 119 and getting them with eight overs to spare.

Whimple were made to work hard in the final for a total of 103 for seven – Nathan Kidd (24) top scoring.

Tom Olive - pick of the bowlers for KilomingtonTom Olive (2-22) had the best four-over figures of any Kilmington bowler.

Kilmington were in a strong position at 51 for three – then lost four wickets for nine runs to to Lee Lorenzen (3-15) and Luke Witton (3-11).

Olive made 35 not out, but ran out of partners to bat with three balls into the 20th and last over.

The competition remembers Richard Whiteway who, for more than 40 years, was secretary of Whimple Whiteway CC right up to his death in a road accident in November 1980.

He was a member of MCC and a former president and playing member of the Devon Dumplings.

Whiteway was a sportsman through and through who didn’t just confine himself to cricket.

He was variously chairman, president and cup secretary of the Devon Hockey Association and a founder member of Crickets HC.

Whiteway was a keen squash player and had been secretary of the Devon SRA.

Other interests included rugby – he was president of Sherborne Pilgrims RFC – and he was one his way a match when he was killed in a car crash.

Whimple 117 ( L Lorenen 21, N Kidd 24, W Bardot 21, M Brown 20; T Olive 2-22, M Summers 2-24) Kilmington 101 (T Olive 35no, M Rockett 18; L Witton 3-11, L Lorenzen 3-15). Whimple bt Kilmington by 16 runs.