Kingdon gives Paignton a tongue lashing
PAIGNTON captain Andy Kingdon has put a rocket under the dressing room door ahead of the derby clash with Abbotskerswell at Queens Park.
Cornwood, boosted by a Mohammad Salman ton, sent Paignton tumbling to a 124-run defeat last Saturday, dropping them down to third from bottom.
Kingdon didn't hold back in his post match comments with virtually no one spared a tongue lashing – including himself.
"We were poor," said Kingdon." Cornwood played well and Salman's innings was in a different class.
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"We let ourselves down in the field and bowled too many extras.
"We batted without conviction and I was the most guilty of that.
"The youngsters showed how to play with George Benton bowling and batting with great purpose.
"Pete Taylor made two from about 50 balls but batted time and at 15 showed he has great potential.
"For Abbots we need to improve 50% and show a lot more desire and some pride in representing Paignton."
Pakistani Test star Salman took the Paignton attack for 106 as Cornwood amassed 241 four.
Along the way in a chanceless innings there were stands of 91 for the fourth wicket with skipper Craig Harris (30no), 74 for the third with Jason Hall (33) and 68 for the second with Ryan Rickard.
Salman fired 11 fours and a six during his 153-ball stay which ended when he was last man out, caught in the deep by Paignton captain Andy Kingdon off the bowling off Terry Farkins (2-53).
Paignton must have been sick of the sight of Salman by the end of the afternoon as he took four wickets to help bowl them out for 117.
Andy Bees – five for 19 from 12 overs – did the early damage then Mike Wood and Matt Butterworth kept the pressure on with tidy spells.
Salman (4-8) tidied up the tail.
Only George Benton (34) made a respectable score for Paignton.