BRAUNTON crashed to a 47-run defeat against visiting Barton, whose Pakistani spin star Aqeel Ahmed was in the form of his life. Aqeel bagged eight wickets for eight runs as Braunton were bowled out for 99 chasing 147 to win. Jack Porter opened up for Bart

BRAUNTON crashed to a 47-run defeat against visiting Barton, whose Pakistani spin star Aqeel Ahmed was in the form of his life.Aqeel bagged eight wickets for eight runs as Braunton were bowled out for 99 chasing 147 to win.Jack Porter opened up for Barton and made their top score of 34. Porter and James Toms (22) put on 40 for the second wicket. Other contributions came from Aqeel (20) and Tom Porter (13).Andy Paddison spun his way to four for 22 and there were two wickets each for Jon Baglow and Fraser James.Aussie Mark Johnstone, a mid-season signing by Braunton, was top scorer in the home reply with 29. Tail ender Colin Hack made 14.Braunton were mesmerised by Aqeel who bowled six maidens on the trot during his 10-over spell. Only two runs were scored off the bat- the rest were no-balls.Aqeel was on a hat-trick after removing Mark Mitchell and Jon Higgs, but Baglow denied him three in three.Jack Porter (2-35) mopped up the stragglers.