It looks like being a tough season for Barnstaple and Pilton, who are one off the bottom of the C Division East after another defeat.

The bowlers did well to limit Exmouth II to 219 for nine - skipper Richard Baggs (67) and the ever-youthful Sean Day (58) both making half-centuries. Baggs put on 86 with Marc Douglas (32).

The batting was a disaster though as Barum collapsed to 41 all out. Opener George McEndoo made 15. No one else made more than eight.

Steve Moore, Barnstaple's long-serving captain, said: "I am not sure even Jurgen Klopp can turn this around.

"It was a really good effort to keep them to 219 but our batting is a big concern.

"We have not been helped by Jack starting the season with two noughts but we need to improve quickly."

Jack is Jack Moore, the skipper's 17-year-old all-rounder son who topped 600 league runs last season.

Day (3-14) and James Edworthy (3-10) took three wickets each and there were two more for Alex Craib (2-5).