A&CW captain James Bogue (second left) with some of his promotion-winning team<br>credit: Conrtibuted

ALPHINGTON & Countess Wear completed their title-winning season in the D Division East with a comprehensive 98-run win over Feniton.

A 78-run opening stand between Joe Satt (41) and Mark Halse (43) set the tone for the A&CW innings, which topped out at 205 for seven.

Skipper James Bogue (22), Jon Hill (29) and Jon Heaver (21no) all chipped in to the score.

John Buckland (2-43) was the only Feniton bowler with more than one wicket, although Sam Vincent (1-24) and Mark Russell (1-17) probably deserved more from their nine-over spells.

Feniton slumped from 45 for two to 49 for five on the chase – Dylan Spicer (2-22) and Oli Byles (4-39) doing the damage – and were always up against it after that.

Buckland made 34 in a losing cause as Feniton faded to 107 all out in the 21st over.

As the second team have also won promotion, skipper Bogue said the club could not have been any more successful in its first full season since Alphington and Countess Wear merged almost two years ago.

Bogue added: “There are some promising signs and we're going in an upwards direction on and off the pitch. 

Great to get two promotions for the club sides and the junior section is  developing well. 

“We are looking forward to have a crack at the C Division.”

BARNSTAPLE & Pilton made sure of dodging the relegation reaper with a bizarre nine-wicket win over fellow D East strugglers Sidmouth 3rd XI.

Sidmouth have not enjoyed a great season, but it hit a new low when they were bowled out for just 29.

Barnstaple & Pilton opening bowler Giles Bashford took out the Sidmouth top for on his way to match figures of six for 10 and there were two wickets and a run-out for new-ball colleague George Elnaugh.

The runs were knocked off inside six overs with B&P opener James Roe (20) scoring the bulk of them.

Victory kept B&P in the D East for another season. Sidmouth are on the way down with Kentisbeare.

THERE was no last-day relegation reprieve in the D Division East for Kentisbeare despite a crushing eight-wicket win over Chardstock.

Kents needed fellow strugglers Barnstaple & Pilton to lose to get past them and out of the bottom two, but that did not happen.

Sidmouth 3rd XI capitulated for 29 all out against B&P, who raced to a nine-wicket in inside six overs and with it safety.

Steve Allsopp (42), Gary Larcombe (59) and Rob Hutchings (39) took Chardstock up to 182 for five then Richard Pyman larruped 74 before he was last out in a total of 248.

Marcus Busch (3-60), skipper Tom Martin (2-22) and Mike Cooke (2-56) were Kents’ main wicket takers.

Kents’ batter Scott Chappell took a leaf out of brother Gary’s scorebook by rattling off 106 not out as his side cruised to victory with four balls to spare. The other Chappell has been piling-up indecent numbers of runs for Bradninch all season.

Paul Tatteron made 82 in a stand of 151 with Chappell that underpinned the chase. Owen Thomas was there on 28 not out at the end with the centurion.

LEE Hooper, Tom Lock and Jonny Chilcott all topped 50 in Sampford Peverell & Tiverton’s five-wicket win over local rivals Clyst Hydon.

Hydon had made 224 all out in the last of their 45 overs with lots of bits and pieces in their total. Top of the knocks were Graham Trude (23), Alex Newman (32), Kevin Sercombe (27) and last man and captain Chris Holmes (21no).

Rob Venn (4-52) and Dan Pugsley (3-41) performed the bulk of the wicket taking.

Hooper (7o) and Lock (74no) gave SP&T an 87-run start. Chilcott (54) joined Lock in a partnership worth 76 for the third wicket that sealed victory.

Pick of the bowlers for Hydon with three for 28 was Clinton Lewis.

THE game between Uplyme and North Devon 2nd XI did not take place.