HIGHLIGHT of three Bank Holiday Monday games played in the North Devon League was a sparkling century from 14-year-old Harley Ashdown. The Filleigh III youngster opened the batting and was dismissed just two balls from the end of his side s superb run ch

HIGHLIGHT of three Bank Holiday Monday games played in the North Devon League was a sparkling century from 14-year-old Harley Ashdown.

The Filleigh III youngster opened the batting and was dismissed just two balls from the end of his side's superb run chase that saw them fall just nine runs shy of a Barnstaple and Pilton III offering of 227.

Pat McEndoo top scored for Barum with 54 while Alex Fewings was out just two short of a half century. Jack Wakeley took 4-25 for Filleigh and then he hit 51 to provide the best of the support to young Ashdown. Pete Gleave and Andrew Barton each took three wickets for Barum.

The other two games were both in Division Two.

Hatherleigh climbed into fourth spot with a third win of the season, by six wickets at home to Bratton Fleming.

The visitors batted first and scored 213-9, with Josh Stacey and his brother James taking four wickets between them. Robert Chapman and Andrew Collier led the run chase with 45 each and Brian Davies contributed 26 as the hosts got home with wickets and overs to spare.

Lynton and Lynmouth struck the day's biggest score with 304 at home to Witheridge- based Incorrigibles.

Dave Proctor (66), Nick Burns (60) and Dan Hawkins (49) were the principle run getters while visiting skipper Selwyn Elston and James Hope each claimed three wickets. Hope then struck an unbeaten 76 and Trevor Buxton 43, but the run chase fell short on 186-7. Nick Bowen and Trystan Jones each bagged a brace for the home side.