A name from the past gave Barnstaple and Pilton the run round in their 81-run defeat by Exmouth II.
Nick Folland, the former Somerset player and record-breaking Devon batsman, piled up the runs against Devon League bowlers for two decades.
Folland senior seldom plays these days, but son Harrison does and don’t Barnstaple know it now.
Folland junior has been living in London and playing for Southgate, until last Saturday when he marked his return to the Exmouth side with 114 in the meeting at Raleigh Meadow.
Lawrence Greenway made 88 in a stand of 171 with Folland that helped Exmouth reach 262 for six in 45 overs.
George McEndoo (3-51) got Folland out after he had faced 125 balls and hit 12 of them for four and two for six.
McEndoo then top scored for Barnstaple with 63 in their total of 181 for eight. Lee Cole chipped in with 22.
Folland completed his afternoon with a couple of wickets.
North Devon’s 2nd XI wrapped up a seven-wicket win over Upottery with time to spare at Instow.
Upottery were bowled out for 130 with David Hartley mowing down five batters for 14 runs. Slumping from 76 for three to 78 for eight was at the heart of Upottery’s woes.
North Devon started inauspiciously by losing openers Joe Kelly and Matt Knapman by the time they reached 10.
Jack Hockin (57) and Richard Screech (47) put on 103 for the third wicket to put the outcome beyond doubt.