Hatherleigh off the bottom in 2nds league

Joseph Bulmer

HATHERLEIGH did enough despite their 118-run defeat by Plymouth to get ahead of Paignton and out of the Premier Division bottom two.

Plymouth raced to 305-7 in 50 overs with Pasi Mawalagi (93) and Harry Stephenson (87) lashing the bowling to all parts.

Jack Ashmore was out for 99 in Hatherleigh’s total of 187, which helped them to six points in the match, two more than Paignton took off Plympton and enough for the sides to trade places.

With cellar dwellers Cornwood beating Budleigh by six wickets, the pressure is on at the bottom with just eight points between the Corns (115), Paignton (120), Hatherleigh (121) and Budleigh (123).

North Devon were on the end of some devastating hitting from Nick Gingell in the 2nd XI game against Sidmouth.

Gingell cracked along to 172 off 122 balls with nine sixes and 21 fours – that’s 138 in boundaries – as Sidmouth set North Devon 309 to win at Bicton College.

But Ollie Hunt then lashed a ton in reply for North Devon, who were 271-8 when their overs ran out, with Warren Miller (33) and Matt Dart (55) both chipping in.

Gingell, playing his first game back after a knee operation, had a bowl as well, taking 3-53 in the drawn game.

Barnstaple knocked Ipplepen off top spot in the C Division when they beat them by eight wickets.

They were bowled out for 144 at Barnstaple and Pilton II, where only Jonny Ranjit (34) and Keith Bell (25) put up much resistance as Chris Newton (4-44) and two wickets each from Sean Cole, James Russell and James Roe saw to the Barum wicket taking effort.

Robert Wilkins then hit 57no and Roe 60no to see Barum to victory with a 115-run unbroken third wicket partnership. Bell (2-13) claimed both Barum wickets to fall.

North Devon III slipped to a third defeat of the season in the D Division East, beaten by 52 runs at Kentisbeare II.

Gary Farley (68) and John Farley (21) combined to see the Kents to 203-8. John Wainwright took 6-51 for North Devon, who were then bowled out for 151 with only Matt Smith (56) making runs. Andy Hazeldean (3-38), Roy Thomas (2-19) and Steve Read (2-22) were the Kents’ wicket takers.

Tom Robotham (90) and Alex Hodges (73) shared in a stand of 151 as Braunton made 199-5 against Sandford.

Paul Smith (36), Ashley Baker (28) and Tom Sparrow (22) made early inroads for Sandford, but Jack Spicer (4-26), Dan Crocombe (2-34) and Mark Johnson (2-30) bowled Braunton back into contention before last pair Shaun Fryat and Shaun Cockram saw out the final three overs to give Sandford a draw at 164-9.

Bidford proved too strong for Shobrooke Park in the B Division, rolling them over for 141, with Paul Shepherd and Alex Crisp taking three wickets each. Nick James (23) and Dave Jolliffe (32) had the only scores of note for Shobrooke. Crisp (64) and Alex Wood (54no) got Bideford home, despite the odd distraction from Jolliffe (2-27)