Plymouth’s batsmen had few answers to a North Devon bowling attack bristling with career cricketers as North Devon cruised to a 104-run victory at Instow.

North Devon's total of 262 for seven - Max Curtis top scoring on 95 - was around par for the course on a good batting strip.

North Devon have an impressive array of bowling talent this season though - as Plymouth found out the hard way on their way to 158 all out

Get past Western Province hopeful Quintin Dreyer and Somerset's Jamie Overton and you are confronted by former Warwickshire staffer Tom Allin and Devon Lion Josh King.

See them off and on come Jack Popham (Devon and Gloucestershire 2nd XI) and Cambridgeshire spinner Callum French.

North Devon captain Barney Huxtable anchored the early order with 71 in a running total of 129 for two.

Dan Bowser went for a duck, but Huxtable and Curtis put on 127 before Henry Ramsden bowled the North Devon captain.

Curtis was sixth man out on 243 when he took on James Toms' arm and was run out.

Jas Kalsi, who put on 79 in 11 overs with Curtis, was 52 not out from 39 balls at the end.

Plymouth lost openers Ben Stein and Toms to Overton and Dreyer in the time it took to reach double figures.

Ramsden (56) and Mike Simmers (36) put on 46 and there were respectable stands of 35 and 44 involving Joe Hagan-Burt and Ramsden then Rob Bennett (23) and Ramsden.

Popham accounted for Bennett and from then on it was downhill all the way.

French finished with three for 41 as the last six Plymouth wickets went for 23 runs.

Huxtable said: "It was great to get another win under our belt and really good to see more people contributing with runs.

"We put ourselves in a great position for our middle and lower order to fire and take us past 250, which was the plan from ball one.

"Jas Kalsi came in at the end and played a top innings.

"Jas has really put his hand up this season so far and put himself in the mix for a top five position which is fantastic to see."