HATHERLEIGH felt the full force of Exmouth’s five-star batting line-up as they crashed out of the Devon Cup by 148 runs.

Sandy Allen was an early casualty to Charlie Neilson, but there was little or no respite for Hatherleigh after that as David Lye (53) and Gary Chappell hoisted 136 for the second wicket, Benton (21) joined Chappell to add another 40 for the third, then Greenway (22) and Chappell took the score up to 269-4 with 10 overs to go.

A final total of 328-7 was always going to be too many for a depleted Hatherleigh, who wheeled out veterans Richard Tidball and Nick Rogers (2-43) to get through their overs.

Gareth Tidball made 37 and Rogers 31 not out at the end as Hatherleigh were bowled out for 180.