Braunton gave Exeter II a scare on the County Ground before slipping to a three-wicket defeat with one ball to go.

Bobby Patterson top scored for Braunton with 61 and chip-ins from Jon Baglow (39) and Alec Hodges (32) got the score up to 183 for six. Only one bowler mattered for Exeter: Fin O’Brien (4-25).

Naz Choudhary (37) top scored for Exeter with Glenn Lammonby (35) close behind.

Thirteen-year-old left-armer Jack Whittaker (3-28) led the bowling effort for Braunton, aided and abetted by Mark Russell (2-33)

Finn O’Brien (23no) and Ben Hayes (23no) had to score five from the final over bowled by Brunton’s Mike Brown to win the game.