Good starts by North Devon youth teams

Joseph Bulmer

BIDEFORD and Barnstaple teams have both made good starts with early victories in the North Devon Youth Cricket League. Bideford have won their three opening matches, with a 60-run win success against North Devon a seven-wicket win over Braunton and a seve

BIDEFORD and Barnstaple teams have both made good starts with early victories in the North Devon Youth Cricket League.

Bideford have won their three opening matches, with a 60-run win success against North Devon a seven-wicket win over Braunton and a seven wicket win against Hatherleigh.

Barnstaple have two victories under the belts, winning by 38-runs against Chulmleigh and coming through a tight match with Filleigh by four runs.

Bideford: 172 (C Stanbury 18). North Devon: 112 (O Hannam 2-3, J Lathwell 2-3, N Evans 2-8, M Parkhouse 2-13).

Braunton: 65-1 ( K Latham 34no). Bideford: 66-3 (C Stanbury 21).

Chulmleigh: 111. Barnstaple and Pilton: 149 ( J Moore 14; A Davies 3-11).

Braunton: 136. Newton Tracey: 147.

Hatherleigh: 84-6 (A Berry 28, F Priest 17no). Bideford: 84-3 (R Stanbury 35no, A Binnington-Savage 21).

Hatherleigh: 121-4 (A Berry 37, D Fogerty 31no). Filleigh: 84-6 ( W Bayles 25, T keighley 14; D Fogerty 3-10).

Barnstaple and Pilton: 97-5 (J Moore 29, W Haynes 14no, D Southworth 13no; M Squire 3-20). Filleigh: 93 (R Henry 23, A sullivan 18, M Squire 13; J Moore 3-9).

Braunton under-10s were 45-run winners over North Devon

Braunton: 144. North Devon: 99.

North Devon won by 62-runs at home to Weare Giffard in the under-13s league.

North Devon: 122-2 (E Mann 59, C Drew 25no, A Kelly 21no). Weare Giffard: 60-9 (A Hydleman 3-5).

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Forty-plus scores by Platts-Martin and Kelly put North Devon under-15s

on their way to an ECB Cup victory over Filleigh.

North Devon: 144-5 ( Platts-Martin 42, Kelly 41; Ashdown 3-26). Filleigh: 114-3 (McGovern 36no, Harrison-Houghton 24; Platts-Martin

2-21).

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